FAQs for Tutor Applicants

Q: What does tutoring with Tutor.com involve?

  • Connecting online with students of all ages to provide homework help and tutoring in the subjects for which you have demonstrated expertise.
  • Guiding students to understand the topics they bring to each tutoring session.
  • Encouraging students to engage actively with their topics to build deeper understanding.
  • Helping build student confidence in their ability to learn and to understand challenging concepts.
  • Using state of the art online tools such as an interactive whiteboard, voice and chat communication, and application sharing.
  • Classifying each session according to the scope and sequence of the topics discussed.
  • Changing lives, one at a time.

Q: Am I qualified to become a tutor?

You want to tutor with the best. Excellent! If you can check “yes” to all of these requirements, you are on your way to qualifying to become a tutor:

  • Currently reside in either the U.S. or Canada
  • Have a valid Social Security Number or Social Insurance Number
  • Are eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Are available to tutor at least five hours per week
  • Are an expert in your subject (Not sure? Check our concept list!)
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Are a college sophomore or higher, or have a degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian University. (You must have a college degree to tutor Accounting, Economics, Finance, College Essay Writing and College Statistics!)

If you meet the above requirements, start your application!

Q: What are the system requirements?

You're well-equipped to become a tutor – is your computer? Check out the required specs:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista with the latest updates and service packs
  • 2.0 GB of system memory (RAM)
  • Single Core Processor at 2.4 GHz or Multi Core Processor at 1.8 GHz (manufactured on or after 2004)
  • High-speed internet access
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge browser, updated to the latest version
  • Microsoft Word 2007 or newer
  • A working headset and/or microphone for voice communication
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. (Hint! Netbooks and mini-laptops only support a resolution of 1024 X 600 and can't run our classroom software.)
  • Work on a Mac? If you're able to run Windows applications (for example, through a multi-boot utility like Boot Camp or Windows emulation software like Parallels) and have Microsoft Word, you can still apply!

Q: How do I know if I can tutor a particular subject?

Easy! Just check our concept list to see how your skills measure up.

Q: What hours is the service available?

Except for a few major U.S. holidays, Tutor.com is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Q: Do I have to tutor certain hours?

We know you're busy, so we allow you to create a flexible schedule that fits your needs. Our service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which means you can create a new schedule on a week-to-week basis. There are three ways to tutor:

  • Create a schedule each week
  • Log on unscheduled and pick up sessions
  • Set availability for scheduled appointments

Q: Where does tutoring take place?

Our convenient online classroom lets you tutor from your home, office, dorm or from any computer with a stable, high-speed internet connection. No travel expenses necessary! See if your computer has the right specs.

Q: How much are tutors paid?

Unlike private tutoring where you must deal with potential delays from clients, payment comes on a set schedule directly from Tutor.com. You are paid a set hourly rate dictated by the subjects you tutor, and there are incentives available for high-quality tutoring. More information on our pay structure will be provided once you have successfully completed the initial application and subject exam phase of the process.

Q: How can I become a tutor?

If you meet our prerequisites and you want to become a tutor, check out our Application Process or apply now! (Enthusiasm is key! The application process can take between 1-3 weeks, depending on how quickly you complete each step.)