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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)

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

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent company with professionalism

      May 29, 2017 - Mentor in Bowling Green, KY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work from home. Professional and courteous management team. Set your own schedule. Great mentoring program for new tutors. Quickly advance if you desire to do so. Seeks feedback from tutors and mentors and actually works to improve the experience for the student and tutor.

      Cons

      Scheduling hours during non-peak time is a hassle to keep up with (Advanced Rotational Schedule). Tech Support is sometimes slow to respond to issues. Classroom module has some quirks. Low pay for some areas.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Flexible Work, Frustrating at Times

      Aug 17, 2020 - Online Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      --Flexibility with the schedule -- You can pick your own hours with the on-demand schedule and then sign in at any time for extra hours --Rewarding work when the student is engaged.

      Cons

      You aren't always able to get those extra hours, so it's difficult to move up the pay scale, which depends on tutoring a certain amount of hours. Frustrating when the student is not engaged, same as any teaching profession. That affects your time management ability, which seems to be the number one priority for the company, as clients pay for a certain amount of minutes, and tutors cannot go over that time at all. The pay is low: currently 12.50-15.50, depending on what pay grade you are on, a low percentage of the $39.99 paid by clients when the tutors are the foundation of the company. Tutors are considered independent contractors instead of employees, so in the U.S., tutors pay 1/3 of what they earn with tutor.com in taxes.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 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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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fine as temporary work

      Dec 11, 2020 - Tutor in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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      1 person 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
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Okay for a side job

      Nov 11, 2019 - Level III Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work from home. Flexible schedule. Ability to cancel up to 24 hrs per month and miss up to 19.99% of of scheduled hours per month without consequence.

      Cons

      Ever changing rules. Sometimes unkind students leave unjustified poor reviews and that makes bonuses almost impossible. Gets repetitive after a while. Low pay compared to every where else. No compete clause means you aren’t supposed to have similar work while working here even though the pay is low and sometimes difficult to get hours. Advancement is at the mercy of the mentor. A bad mentor makes this job almost unbearable.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 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
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not the best job, but appreciate the flexibility

      Apr 26, 2020 - Tutor in Bangalore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working from home, Some of the students are nice to work with

      Cons

      Low pay, Micromanaging, "IDK" Students

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Misses the mark

      Mar 11, 2019 - Tutor in Bangalore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Able to work from home.

      Cons

      Low pay, non-responsive company leadership, abhorrent shift scheduling process.

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      11 people found this review helpful
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