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TutorMe Education Review Summary

TutorMe Education hires Ivy League Graduates to provide online/in-person tutoring and test-prep for PreK-12 and college students in 230 subjects. Tutors set their own pay rate ($15 an hour is suggested), the application and interview is straightforward, though matched jobs must be pitched for with no guaranteed hours.

Pay (per hour):$15*
Native / Non-Native Speakers accepted?US
Degree / diploma required?Yes
TEFL / TESOL / CELTA required?No
Adult / child students?PreK-12, College
Class size:1v1
Minimum hours (per week):0
*company suggestion, though tutors set their own rate

TutorMe Education Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Choice of 230 subjects to tutor
  • Tutors decide their pay, with a reasonable average hourly rate
  • No minimum hours requirement, flexibility in deciding schedule and which jobs to take on
  • Short application form and fairly quick turnaround time. No demo

Cons:

  • Must have graduated from an Ivy League university
  • Two-part (though straightforward) interview process
  • Have to pitch students after being matched – no guaranteed bookings
  • Not a lot of information shared online about the company

Is TutorMe Education Legit?

TutorMe Education (not to be confused with TutorMe) is a legitimate and ‘rapidly expanding tech company’ that brings together tutors and students through its platform. They offer both online/virtual and in-home tutoring and test-preparation for 230 subjects across the following categories:

  • Math (e.g. Elementary Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, etc.)
  • Test-Prep (e.g. ACCUPLACER, ISEE, SAT, etc.)
  • Graduate Test-Prep (e.g. DAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.)
  • Science (e.g. Anatomy, Biochemistry, Earth Science, etc.)
  • English (e.g. ESL/ELL, Literature, Reading, etc.)
  • Languages (e.g. Chinese, Spanish, Sign Language, etc.)
  • History (e.g. American History, World History, Social Studies, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science)
  • Computer Science (e.g. C++, Java, Python, etc.)
  • Business (e.g. Accounting, Economics, Finance, etc.)
  • Music (e.g. Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, etc.)
  • Other (e.g. Autism Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, etc.)

Founded in 2011, the TutorMe Education headquarters is based in Los Angeles, California, though the company operates in 38 locations across the United States. They currently utilize around 1,552 tutors serving 8,682 PreK-12, College and Graduate students, and have contracts with the US school system to deliver 24/7 online tutoring.

How Much Does TutorMe Education Pay?

TutorMe Education advises its tutors to price themselves at US$15 per hour, though you are free to set your own rate of pay. Reported salaries on the TutorMe Education Indeed page show that tutors earn between $7.25-$49.90, with an average of $22.45 an hour.

TutorMe Education payments are sent around the 5th of each month via direct deposit to a US bank account in the tutor’s name.

TutorMe Education Requirements

TutorMe Education is extremely selective in which tutors it takes on, only hiring those who have attended Ivy League universities. You must also possess:

  • A punctual and reliable work ethic
  • Clear communication skills
  • A positive personality
  • Expertise in your subject (only list subjects you are completely confident tutoring)
  • Personal transportation (for in-person jobs)

TutorMe Education Application Process

The TutorMe Education hiring process can be completed in a week and involves an application form and two short interviews.

The company claims that ‘there are always new job opportunities with hundreds of new students signing up every day’.

To begin, submit the following information on the TutorMe Education jobs page (it should take around 9 minutes):

  • Contact information:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Home address
    • City
    • State
    • ZIP code
    • Primary email address
    • Date of birth
    • Home phone number
    • Cell phone number
    • Emergency contact phone number
    • Can you tutor in-person? (requires transportation) Yes/No
    • Undergraduate School, Degree, Major
    • Graduate School, Degree, Major
    • Check if you are a credentialed teacher
  • Tutoring subjects:
    • Math (e.g. Elementary Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, etc.)
    • Test-Prep (e.g. ACCUPLACER, ISEE, SAT, etc.)
    • Graduate Test-Prep (e.g. DAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.)
    • Science (e.g. Anatomy, Biochemistry, Earth Science, etc.)
    • English (e.g. ESL/ELL, Literature, Reading, etc.)
    • Languages (e.g. Chinese, Spanish, Sign Language, etc.)
    • History (e.g. American History, World History, Social Studies, etc.)
    • Social Sciences (Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science)
    • Computer Science (e.g. C++, Java, Python, etc.)
    • Business (e.g. Accounting, Economics, Finance, etc.)
    • Music (e.g. Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, etc.)
    • Other (e.g. Autism Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, etc.)
  • Complete your Bio:
    • Requested Rate (the company suggests $15 per hour)
    • Write a Bio about yourself (showcase your strengths and experience as this will be presented on your online profile – sell yourself to prospective students)
    • Have you worked for a private tutoring company or in a teaching position in the past? Describe your past experiences as a tutor/teacher (Include company/school names)
    • Why are you an effective tutor? (describe your teaching approach and methodology)
    • Have you tutored online before? If so, what learning platforms did/do you use?
    • Availability (days & times)
    • Upload your resume (max. of 3 docs, 20MB each)
    • Upload a professional profile photo
  • Agree to terms of use

TutorMe Education Interview Process

The TutorMe Education interview is conducted in two parts; first there is a screener done over the phone or via email, followed by a more formal video interview through Zoom that will last around 15 minutes.

The company wants its interviewees to demonstrate that they are ‘brilliant, personable, and can custom tailor their teaching approach to best fit the learning style of every student’.

The TutorMe Education interview questions are fairly straightforward, focusing on your teaching experience, subject knowledge and job expectations, while providing an opportunity to ask your own questions. Here are some examples that were asked of previous candidates:

  • What is your current position and why are you looking to change?
  • How much experience do you have tutoring online?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Having successfully interviewed, you will have to undergo a background check before you can start tutoring.

TutorMe Education Reviews

The TutorMe Education Glassdoor page gives the company an average rating of 4.2 out of 5, with 100% willing to recommend them (though this is from just 7 reviewers, at the time of writing).

These TutorMe Education tutor reviews are all fairly brief, so I have summarized their points as follows:

  • Advantages:
    • Schedule is flexible and easy to manage
    • Students are matched to provide lots of choice and requests
    • Good pay
    • Responsive, competent, organized and kind management
    • Excellent platform
  • Disadvantages:
    • Monthly (not bi-monthly) payments
    • Not enough jobs / insufficient number of hours
    • Have to pitch prospective students – competition for jobs requires self-motivation
    • Travel to in-person jobs
    • Some issues communicating with clients

Conclusion – Is TutorMe Education Worth It?

TutorMe Education is a bit of a niche option for online tutoring work, only available to Ivy League Graduates. Tutors secure just a fraction of the requests they pitch for and, while opportunities can be increased by traveling to in-person jobs, it appears difficult to make more than a part-time income here, despite being able to set a reasonable hourly rate. If you qualify and are flexible, it might be worth adding TutorMe Education to your portfolio of options.

You can apply to TutorMe Education here.

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Dr Daniel Spence

Daniel Spence is the founder of Online Teaching Review. He has been an international teacher since 2008, an award-winning academic, author of two books, and holds a PhD, MA, BA (Hons), and TESOL.

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