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Varsity Tutors Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay per hour; has options to work from home" (in 108 reviews)

  • "Great and easy to use online tutoring platform" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Occasional technical issues for online tutoring" (in 45 reviews)

  • "The online platform lags frequently" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Varsity tutors offers a good working atmosphere and culture, scheduling flexibility, good monetary opportunity as long as you hit your sales goals which are very realistic.

    Cons

    There is really no professional development to speak of. If you struggle in your role, there is a good chance you will struggle long term.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Opportunity!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Director in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Education Director in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AMAZING culture! You actually feel GOOD about what you are selling. Great managers and supervisors. The training is OUTSTANDING. Everything needed for success is provided and for me that includes consistent coaching (that is actually beneficial!), free Redbulls, tons of snacks and food is provided often! I love that there isn't a uniform or dress code, and the salary is great!

    Cons

    I'd say the only downside to working at VT is the schedule, which can be a little inconvenient when you first start (working weekends and late nights) but as you grow with the company and prove yourself, you're able to open up more schedule options.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great as far as I've seen. I don't have a lot of advice, they seem to know what to do, and well. Maybe more team outings?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "CSR/Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always growing, beautiful office in the Tempe, AZ area. Free food! PTO, full benefits, salary plus bonus. Fun and fostering environment. Free mac book used for work and you are allowed to take it home if you adhere to a few simple rules!

    Cons

    Small lapses in communication that I have found to be similar to every other position I worked as.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that I can think of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best "job" on planet Earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Tutor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Private Tutor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom and money. I am my own boss.

    Cons

    Nothing lasts forever. That is the ONLY con.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, engaging atmosphere. Positive workplace. Lots of growth potential.

    Cons

    So many snacks and treats!!! :)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people! Would recommend to a friend."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, free food, great atmosphere and office space.

    Cons

    Low salary, little room for growth, I've had trouble with my boss.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to advice from employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Working your own schedule is wonderful!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work as many hours as you want to work! There's always more opportunities to fill up your schedule, as well as instant online opportunities.
    - The online varsity tutors platform is very handy to create your schedule and keep track of your students and their contact info.
    - Very low-stress work as long as you know some academic subjects very well.
    - Great pay for a young adult getting their first job.
    - The staff at the Varsity Tutors help line is extremely helpful for every question you may possibly have about tutoring.

    Cons

    - Going to in-person appointments means a LOT of driving around town. It can help to set up a schedule where you meet students in the same area on the same day to minimize driving.
    - Clients often cancel for various reasons, so you need to remain flexible.
    - It can be hard to actually connect for instant online tutoring, since the opportunities are accepted extremely quickly by other tutors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tutor"

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

    Pros

    It's great really flexible and gives good bonuses.

    Cons

    Not a lot, its a really great company for both, just make sure you get someone to help with 1099's if you've never done it before.


  9. "An okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and bi weekly pay

    Cons

    Not many clients on the opportunity board


  10. Helpful (6)

    "certified tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the independence of scheduling and selecting my own students. I am creative and enjoy modifying my own curriculum to fit the student's changing needs and seeing the positive results of my changes. Great support received from tech and counselors. I love this position.

    Cons

    Lack of communication when starting the program. I was not aware of the telephone support in the beginning. I finally found my niche in teaching reading to elementary school children. I would like to receive some assistance from Varsity Tutors on mileage, especially with gas prices increasing.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to have a phone number of supervisor for unusual situations such as when I am told different things by two or more people..


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