Tutor.com Tutor Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2021

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Hyoung Jun (Joshua) Park
16 Ratings
  1. "Flexible, Work from Home"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Fort Rucker, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tutor.com part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to select hours, flexible if you have to cancel, ability to move up in pay and hours as you progress

    Cons

    Difficulty getting hours in the beginning, but that changes as you progress. I also wish I had more time with each student to ensure deeper learning.

  2. "Convenient but Mediocre Pay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Tutor 

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Convenience to tutor when/where you want

    Cons

    Pay is a lot less than what you would get tutoring on your own, customer service team is sub par and it is hard to resolve issues - I've had payment disagreements and I ended up not hearing anything from the support team which left them unresolved. They rarely answer their phones.

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  3. "Okay but not great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - English Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at Tutor.com part-time

    Pros

    flexible, nice students, work from home

    Cons

    Hard to book guaranteed hours, time limits on sessions

  4. "flexibility for people to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Writing Tutor in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time

    Pros

    get to create own schedule

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

  5. "Fine as temporary work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time

    Pros

    the hours are somewhat flexible

    Cons

    -they require all tutors to do voice sessions -low pay (especially for Seattle) -rigid guidelines -caps on hours so they can avoid claiming employees and instead classify them as contractors -no benefits -it's a race to collect hours for yourself when the weekly schedule comes out -dealing with some of the students is stressful

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "A terrrible company to work for"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady stream of people to help

    Cons

    Outdated platform and horrible customer service

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  7. "Tutor.com"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at Tutor.com part-time

    Pros

    Work from your own home

    Cons

    A Fast paced work environment

  8. "Flexible Employment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Writing Tutor in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours to meet your schedule and avavilability

    Cons

    Takes a while to advance within the company.

  9. "Good for making your own schedule"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tutor.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Making my own schedule and working from home are the reasons why I'm working here.

    Cons

    Their system has some flaws and sometimes sessions feel rushed. They also tell you a pay rate but start you on $10/hr until you prove you're going to work well.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "A sham company - pretend to help people with buzzwords and you may go far"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - College Essay Writing Tutor in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tutor.com part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Okay pay depending on the subject

    Cons

    This company is a sham. In a way, the reasons for this make sense. While I'm not a historian of the company, it seems to have its current market position because it has the URL of tutor.com. Tutor.com certainly reads as a dotcom era shell of a company, with software that still runs on Internet Explorer. Additionally, the US education system is fundamentally broken and corporatized. High school and state college are mostly a rubber stamp factory, so lots of unprepared and untalented kids are forced into college programs they should not have to be in to lead a successful life. Tutor.com pretends that isn’t the case (at least in the realm of essay writing - the subject I am familiar with). Tutor.com pretends that all college students are competent and just need a little help with their thesis statement, or some other vague 'higher-order concern' that nobody but Powerpoint presentation preparers would care about. Seriously, in my time working at a university writing center, our policy was to mostly avoid the content of a student's work. We would make only minimal formal suggestions when it came to structure and content. The reason why? Content is the student's job. The student needs to be the 'higher order' thinker. That's what they are, theoretically, paying to do. Tutors can help them on a technical level communicate the thoughts that *they - the student* have, but that's it. Anything else is unrealistic. What am I supposed to do, really? Give the student new, better ideas about Kate Chopin? The platform itself is buggy, crashing pretty often, with a new version that is somehow much worse than the old one most clients still use. The old version is buggy and crashes all the time, but at least it has the functions you need. How does a piece of software get demonstrably worse when it is updated and redesigned? Tutor.com knows how. Simulating busy-ness is the name of the game when it comes to college essay tutoring with tutor.com. You aren’t really supposed to help people who have clear base level issues with syntax and grammar. Instead, you are supposed to focus on “higher order concerns.” It’s like trying to fix code developed by someone who fundamentally doesn’t understand mathematics at all but just pretending it can all be rectified by cleaning up the UI. Writing skills stack up from a base level proficiency in grammar and syntax. If you are not base level proficient, the strength of your ideas will always be muddied - no matter how much “higher order” help a tutor gives you, or tries to give you. If you try to give concrete, helpful grammatical or syntactical tips too often, you will be scolded for your efforts by the so-called 'mentors'. I'm not entirely sure why I, a person with a degree in the subject, CRLA certification, and hundreds of hours of real-world experience, need a 'mentor' instead of a normal manager, like one would have in any other job, but I suppose this doublespeak, faux-positivity buzzword culture really proliferates the entire company. As far as I can tell, the only thing a tutor.com tutor is really supposed to do is think of clever ways to tell people that their ideas aren’t very good, or to tell people that their ideas are good and ignore clear grammatical issues if the tutor has exceeded their 10% "lower order" comment limit. If you want to make a bit of extra money and be constantly hounded for trying to actually help people, maybe tutor.com will work for you.

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