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Varsity Tutors Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • You can work from home if you like in your spare time (in 85 reviews)

  • The online tutoring platform is (from my experience) bug-free and easy-to-use (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • online tutoring session set-up not as easy as it claims to be (in 39 reviews)

  • Online platform will glitch occasionally (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work for a College Student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging
    Develop client experience with students
    Pays well compared to other college jobs

    Cons

    Not much support in terms of training


  2. "Meh, its money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time

    Pros

    You can work from home and set your own hours. Good tech support.

    Cons

    Low pay, online placements are very competitive.

  3. "Sales Representative at Varsity Tutors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear communication from executives down to the lowest levels. You know what is expected of you every day. It's a healthy work environment. Extremely fun, competitive, and lively. Lots of growth potential within the company. VT is growing extraordinarily fast!

    Cons

    There is none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. "Tutor Engagement Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Varsity Tutors full-time

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    requires some nights and weekends, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    be more honest and open w/ employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Private tutoring with Varsity Tutors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and work is flexible. Have the ability to choose who you want to work with. Short shifts.

    Cons

    Management, while quick to resolve issues is frustrating because you never talk to the same person/supervisor. If you have an issue or need to consult someone always have to call the company's main line. Also they send INCESSANT emails. Several a day reminding you to meet with clients even if you have/are planning to do so soon.


  6. "Decent Pay Hard to Get Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. I wouldn't be able to get any clients without Varsity.

    Cons

    Even though the pay is good, Varsity charges the students significantly more. Also it's hard to get many hours so $21 an hour is really only going to net a few hundred a week at most unless you get a really committed set of clients.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since May 8, 2017 I have found that Varsity Tutors is a well rounded, motivational, and inspiring company to work for. Everyone is the office is happy and encouraging. Everyone genially cares about you as a individual. It is nice to work for Varsity Tutors because I actually enjoy coming into work and seeing my co workers. I have worked for a lot of companies that I hated coming into work because of their structure, management, and team of employees. Where as Varsity Tutors, we are a family. We celebrate the smalls wins and never give up. We work together as a family and never single someone out. We help each other be better Sales Representatives, better employees, and overall all, a better unit. I absolutely would recommend all my friends and family to work for Varsity Tutors.

    Cons

    Honestly, I do not have anything negative to say about Varsity Tutors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because it works!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love The Vibe, People AND Product"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The awesome thing about working for a start-up is the energy and it's always something I've gravitated towards in my career. With a "product" like tutoring, selling it to clients is easy because you can actually stand by the tutoring and the good it does for people and their families. I actually left my last job because I didn't believe in the product enough, in good conscience, to sell it while keeping my integrity intact. Shianne [West Coast] is the fireball of inspiration when it comes to leadership and the office manager Sarah is absolutely fabulous at setting up things like Pretzel Day, potlucks, Donut Day and basically any other holiday her crazy imagination can come up with. Also, new office in Tempe come this September! So psyched for it!

    Cons

    Not any that I can spot at this moment. There is some pressure to put in extra hours [paid overtime] to reach goals but it's part of the price when working for a start-up. I wish I did have more of a go-to person because my manager is remote but she's still awesome!

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging with the employees and encouraging high energy vibes in the office--love it!


  9. "Pretty Good Part-Time Flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, regular check-ins, constant updates with available work, relatively simple platform to work on

    Cons

    glitchy app, relatively low hourly wage, minimum 1.5 hour session lengths

    Advice to Management

    remove minimum session length


  10. "Math tutor."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time

    Pros

    If you choose to work as a part-time tutor, Varsity is a great opportunity to make extra money. Traveling won't be an issue, because you choose the distance you prefer to travel.

    Cons

    I personally like to meet students in an open setting, like a library. Some students however like to meet at their homes. I also feel like the company can be more progressive with starting pay as well as raises.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend tutors meet at the local library as a first option. I would also provide more opportunities for increased compensation. Especially for well deserving tutors.


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