Tutor.com – Use Your Education – Tutoring

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm
Tutor.com gives educated work at home agents the opportunity to use their knowledge, help others and make a considerably decent income. Tutor.com specializes in Tutoring for families, military, schools, libraries and other programs. They are one of the top and most respected companies in the online tutoring world and have tutored thousands of individuals in all ranges of subjects.
While majority of Tutor.com agents work part time hours, the pay is very reasonable. Tutor.com does not have a set pay rate, in fact their FAQ sections says this about their pay:

Tutors are paid as independent contractors and pay is based on the subject tutored and the number of hours tutored. Our most active Chemistry tutors earn anywhere from $800 to $1600 a month. We also offer bonuses, performance incentives and opportunity for growth.

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Additionally, I have read other reviews of tutor.com agents who claim after spending some time with Tutor.com and moving up, they were offered a set pay rate. One particular agent, who tutors in Chemistry, is paid $13/hour. However, if a tutor is stuck waiting for the student (no show or late), the agent is paid $5.50/hour for that time. This seems fair, as most companies who hire independent contractors simply let you, as an agent, take the loss.
As of this posting date, Tutor.com is currently seeking new agents for the 2010/2011 year. Priority will go to applicants who can pass exams in more than one field and who are looking for at least 5 hours of work a week. While Tutor.com is available 24/7, they are seeking agents to work between Sunday and Thursday, ranging between the hours of 4-11 PM Eastern. 
Because I do not have personal experience with any online tutoring companies, it may be helpful to read through the reviews of previous and current workers of Tutor.com by visiting sites like JobVent. Keep in mind, there will always be more people ready to complain than ready to praise. Take each review as it is and remember some are disgruntled and annoyed. However, it is best to know the negative takes as well.
Ready to Apply or Learn more about online tutoring? Visit: http://www.tutor.com/apply
Additionally, there are many other online tutoring companies available. If you are interested in checking out other legit tutoring sites, check out the following link to ratracerebellion.com’s list:

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November 9, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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December 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Being a tutor is a rewarding career just be sure that you are dedicated and willing to spend the time to help others out.


March 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

I worked with Tutor.com for three months. During that time, I received minimal support from management, experienced significant delays on communication from management’s end, and noted management’s extreme tendency to avoid actual interpersonal communication like it was the plague.

The service absolutely is teeming with abusive students who are rude and disrespectful. Tutor.com’s management and so-called “mentors” will evade your grievances regarding aberrant student behavior, and chastise the tutor for not be able to “meet the student’s needs” even when it’s blatantly apparent that the student is dicking around intentionally and getting a sophomoric enjoyment out of harassing and “trolling” the tutors.

I was terminated from Tutor.com for essentially no other reason than Tutor.com’s management and “mentors” being incompetent and completely unresponsive to concerns and feedback provided by their tutors.

The only way I expect anyone could succeed with Tutor.com long-term is if one:
A. Has no life, no self-esteem or self-respect, and takes no pride in their work
B. Doesn’t mind being abused by students who go out of their way to waste the tutor’s time, and,
C. Doesn’t mind when management ignores your concerns and then blames you for their inadequacies.

In other words, if you value your skills and expertise as a tutor, and take pride in your work, and expect the people you work for to be equally-invested and equally-responsive as you are … then Tutor.com is NOT for you; don’t waste your time.
If on the other hand, you’re callous or ambivalent enough to not care when students abuse you, and you’ve got plenty of time to burn (no spouse, no kids, no pets, no responsibilities), and you don’t mind a below-average paycheck while your organization reaps money hand-over-fist, then sure, give working for Tutor.com a try. Just don’t come back and say I didn’t warn you.