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Tutor.com Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Make your own schedule, work from home" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, choose your own working times," (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "While the low pay was never too much of an issue with me (I expected this out of a side job), I was more disappointed in the review system" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Also, you only get paid to wait if you are scheduled for that hour, which is why this is really meant as a part-time job and not full-time" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company! I recommend it!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home, opportunity to help students learn, great support system with management.

    Don't let the negative comments of past tutors discourage you. The method used by tutor.com is one in which the student is taught the rules, so they can apply those rules on their own. It's a "teach a man to fish" method, and it has worked wonders for millennia. Mentors do a great job explaining this method and encouraging tutors to use it. They are responsive within 2 days, and they give you the tools necessary to succeed.

    Cons

    Some students are tough to work with.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great thing here for students. Love your system of support.


  2. "Super-flexible part-time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Tutor in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Online Tutor in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, work from home

    Cons

    Limited number of hours, long (month+) application process

  3. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your own hours. Definitely something great to have to fall back on

    Cons

    not many hours. Took me 5 years to reach tutor level 3 status because they make it near impossible, and a game of chance (90% of students leave you good reviews - Something you often can't control)

    Advice to Management

    Let tutors advance more


  4. "Pretty good job, but hard to get hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Looks good on a resume, if it's your first skilled job

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Wages are low for some subjects


  5. "Convenient and Rewarding Tutoring Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, wide variety of students to work with, numerous resources provided for improvement, responsive and helpful management, great for college juniors and up.

    Cons

    Technical support not always easy to work with, the inevitable difficult students.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Science Tutor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Science Tutor
    Current Employee - Science Tutor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Work from home
    -Make your own hours

    Cons

    -Pay is not awesome
    -Hours are very limited


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great side gig"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Essay Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Essay Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super flexible, good pay after probationary period, fun work, and over the last 2 years I've seen management become more engaged and responsive to tutor concerns.

    Cons

    Hours available can be limited, and it's an independent contractor position.

  8. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Tutor.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work hours, easy to use

    Cons

    hard to deal with some customers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Job I ever had"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Tutor in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can pick your own schedule, if hours are avialable, but there were always very few that fit my schedule. It is work from home, but the platform has a lot of technical problems and the tech support is terrible.

    Cons

    The management is very poor. They are always in disarray, changing things that make no practical improvements. It is really seasonal work and for very low pay...about $11-$12/hr. They don't listen to their employees. If you get a bad mentor, forget working there. I had one okay mentor and one terrible mentor. The second was very demotivating, a micro-manager, and extremely long-winded. Plus, the person gave practical advice to the point of being useless in today's educational environment. But my second mentor was towing the company line, and the managers expect them all to be "yes" men and women.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to understand this is a very low pay job with a good bit of stress involved that is at best a second or third parttime gig for most employees. And if someone asks for a new mentor, there could be personality issues, so grant the request.


  10. "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great independent working option. Scheduling own hours, work from home and freedom to be flexible.

    Cons

    Unable to schedule many hours, hours are very very limited

    Advice to Management

    Allow more hours, give a part-time (20 hours) or more option including long-term tutors.


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