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Updated Jan 18, 2021

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Pros
  • "you manage your schedules and you work from home(in 92 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours is the most attractive feature(in 71 reviews)

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  • "low pay (especially for Seattle)(in 52 reviews)

  • "Wages are low for some subjects(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Tutoring Experience at Tutor.com

      Oct 22, 2019 - Tutor I 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, Friendly coworkers, Easy to use software

      Cons

      Difficult to schedule hours due to competition for the same hours.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 3 years

      Math and Economic Tutor

      Jan 18, 2021 - Academic Tutor in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good part time job. Flexible hours.

      Cons

      Very low pay. Reviews and promotions are subject to very random student review and very restrictive rules.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Flexible Employment

      Sep 29, 2020 - Online Writing Tutor in Columbia, SC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours to meet your schedule and avavilability

      Cons

      Takes a while to advance within the company.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

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

      Oct 12, 2020 - College Essay Writing Tutor in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

      Jul 5, 2020 - English Tutor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, some students are genuinely rewarding to work with.

      Cons

      Low pay. You're not technically an employee, meaning that you can be fired at any time for any reason, you're not entitled to any benefits whatsoever and cannot write anything off on taxes. You're expected to have an almost obscene breadth of knowledge compared to the hiring requirements (Example: Social Studies tutors have to know about world history in every region of the world both recent and ancient, economics, marketing, psychology, sociology, philosophy, modern politics, government systems and structures, important figures, geography, and so on.). Mentors simply do not care about student education and will recommend using Wikipedia to cover subjects that you don't know about (IE, books you've never read or even heard of). The entire system is build on "McEducation" and is more focused on shuffling students in and out without actually taking the needs of the student into account. Many students simply want answers and will complain, go unresponsive, or try to trick you into giving answers. Students are free to abuse you including insulting you and abusing the ratings system with seemingly no repercussions. As much as you fight for hours or make yourself available, you'll never be able to get an adequate amount of hours to make any real money. If you're qualified for this position, you're probably qualified for something better - do yourself a favor, advocate for yourself, and look elsewhere unless you're totally out of options.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst place any human can work in

      May 14, 2020 - Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, easy, can be done from home,

      Cons

      Tutors are held accountable for everything, extremely high expectation, extremely low pay, no respect for the tutor's knowledge and tutoring style, mentors will always get u fired! Dont work here if you value ur time and knowledge. They will make you feel like crap and pick on every stupid thing they can possibly pick on. They literally higher you to fire you before it's time for your promotion for unknown and unclear reasons.

      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent way to make money on the side

      Mar 1, 2020 - Math Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, good support from mentor

      Cons

      Difficult to float hours, hard to pick good times when starting out as Tutor I/II

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible hours

      Mar 7, 2020 - Math Tutor in York, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, opportunity to improve your teaching skills.

      Cons

      No platform for tutors to communicate through.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not a bad way to earn a little money and help others

      Nov 8, 2019 - Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, thorough training, mentoring

      Cons

      There were a couple of times when I tried to follow company policies during a tutoring session, but was later told I should have done something differently by my mentor.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Tutor

      Jun 2, 2020 - Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, Easy to use, Friendly students

      Cons

      Unresponsive students, low pay, outdated software

      1 person found this review helpful
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