Course Hero Review: Everything You need to know to tutor online

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Course Hero is a growing community of passionate educators, subject matter experts, and students, working together to empower students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their courses!

Academic tutoring, over the last decade, has gotten a lot more interesting. Technology—specifically advancements in video, voice, and online teaching tools—now allows students to connect with highly qualified tutors anywhere in the world, without geographical limitations. More importantly, technology now makes 1:1 tutoring widely accessible and thus more affordable for most families. This has all led to a surge in demand for online tutors and opportunities to work for Ed-tech firms like Course Hero.

Tutor Pay

Top tutors earn an average of $500 per week! Help students learn when it suits you–tutor online from anywhere, anytime, as much as you want. Work with students to provide explanations to help them study and succeed in their courses.

Requirements to Tutor

To tutor with Course Hero, you must have a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, you must be a fluent English-speaker. Opportunities currently exist for those that are based in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

Find Tutoring Jobs in your Domain

Discover new and interesting questions in your area of expertise. Students are asking questions in these subjects and more:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Finance
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • US History
  • Calculus
  • Management

What are Tutors saying?

You’ll hone your skills and stay current
Online tutoring is an effective way to develop your own understanding of a subject, says Faisal, an Accounting and Finance tutor for Course Hero. “It’s all about the pursuit to share the knowledge that I’ve acquired over the last 10-plus years of my corporate career. Online tutoring has given me an opportunity to hone my skills and [also] immense flexibility to cater to a large audience.”

You’ll supplement your income …
Let’s be honest: One of the most popular benefits of online tutoring is earning additional income on your own time. While it’s entirely possible to support yourself by tutoring, most online tutors work to earn supplemental income—to pay for anything from a big purchase or a vacation, for example. “The income I’ve earned from online tutoring has helped me [cover our] home expenses. Also, I’ve been able to help my little brother pay for his high school studies in my home country,” says Juan, a Math tutor for Course Hero.

… On your own schedule
When we asked about the top benefit of online tutoring, Chelsea, a Psychology tutor for Course Hero, didn’t hesitate: “Convenience!” Weather and distance have no impact on online tutoring, which means you can tutor students around your schedule, around the globe. Ivon, a Course Hero Chemistry tutor, agrees. “As long as there is a stable Internet connection and a common language, you’re good to go.”

You’ll help students and showcase your passion
Most online tutoring platforms, Course Hero included, strive to connect students to the right tutors. The presence of literally thousands of highly knowledgeable tutors available online gives students the opportunity to learn from true subject matter experts. “The most enjoyable aspect of online tutoring is the opportunity to help students who fall within my areas of expertise. I love the chance to help them learn while showcasing my passion for the subject,” says Saba, a Course Hero Accounting and Finance tutor.

You’ll have those aha! moments
The most satisfying moment for all educators, and that includes tutors, is seeing that light bulb go on when a student suddenly understands something. Can you have an aha! moment online? Priyanka, a Course Hero Chemistry tutor, explains that you can, “When a student solves similar types of problems effortlessly, then I know he or she got it.”