Our Company

Updated May 2020

Who we are and what we do

Tutor.com offers one-to-one learning solutions for students through educational institutions such as colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and public and state libraries as well as through corporations for employee benefits and workforce development. We connect learners with qualified, expert tutors online, on-demand, 24/7/361. We provide tutoring services in more than 200 academic subjects and test preparation areas in an engaging and uplifting learning environment.

Our core philosophy is that when a learner needs help, the best way to get it is right away from an experienced expert. Our experts are online 24/7, ready to help. Our mission is to help every learner first realize and then reach their full potential. The results: more than 18 million one-to-one sessions served. 97% of the students, teachers, and professionals who use Tutor.com’s services would recommend us to a friend, while 98% of our post-session survey respondents are glad their institution offers Tutor.com.

Our story

In 1998, a small group of passionate education and tech professionals had a terrific URL and a big idea—use the Internet to connect students to tutors for tutoring at anytime from anywhere. So, they recruited about a hundred tutors and created one of the first online, interactive classrooms.

In 2000, Tutor.com, Inc. was incorporated and began partnering with public libraries to ensure students of all socioeconomic backgrounds had access to highly effective one-to-one tutoring and homework help, day or night, from any Internet-enabled device. Shortly after, we began working with colleges, universities and K-12 schools.

In 2014, Tutor.com acquired The Princeton Review®, a world leader in test preparation, and added The Princeton Review test preparation services to its online tutoring platform. In addition, we also launched our Shared Staffing Classroom to provide schools with an intuitive online tutoring classroom with supplemental tutoring coverage, and Tutor.com Meeting Spaces, an education collaboration video conferencing platform built specifically to enhance learning in an online, group environment.

Today, we work with thousands of educational institutions and education-forward corporations, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to deliver more than one million tutoring, homework help, and test preparation sessions per year.

Our Tutors

Each year, Tutor.com receives more than 100,000 applications from prospective tutors.  Every applicant is rigorously tested and vetted. Applicants must demonstrate their subject-matter expertise, effective tutoring methodology, mastery of our online environment, and understanding of Tutor.com’s pedagogy and policies. Those able to satisfactorily pass the arduous application process must also pass a thorough third-party background check. On average, only 1.5% of all applicants are qualified as Tutor.com tutors. Through our supportive mentoring program and multi-system quality control process, Tutor.com ensures our tutors provide highly effective, positively engaging instruction and support. Approximately 96% of post-session survey respondents say Tutor.com helps them complete their homework, improve their grades, and be more confident in their schoolwork.