Tips that A+ students use to get ahead…
Like many we were surprised to see that TeachStreet had shut down. Luckily, there are a number of great alternatives out there. If you are a teacher or service provider you may want to try signing up for UniversityTutor.com. It’s free to create a profile there and there aren’t any transaction fees. In fact, you [...]
“The tutor never responded” is probably the number one complaint we hear from students and parents that use UniversityTutor – and it’s something we’d love to fix. I decided to write a quick blog post today to discuss some of the reasons this might be happening (as much our own fault as anyone else – [...]
Tutor ratings are one of the best features of UniversityTutor – they allow parents and students to quickly go through a large number of tutors and find the ones with the most experience. However, the rating system was always somewhat basic and just used a simple average of all ratings to sort tutors. In practice this [...]
About two months ago we rolled out a new billing system on UniversityTutor.com which allowed online payments for tutoring. This was also a big change to our business model. While in the past we charged tutors a monthly fee of $10/month to keep a profile on our site (after trying it for free and getting [...]
Here is an email we got from a tutor the other day. I thought it was worth re-printing in case others have a similar question: I am a tutor at universitytutor.com. I really love your website and the recent innovations you have made including client rating and profile updates. I just saw an email in [...]
Over the weekend we added a new feature to UniversityTutor.com that we hope you’ll like! It was the second most popular request in our user feedback forum: online payments for tutors! Now you can get invoices by email and pay your tutor securely online by credit card. Tutors will receive funds either by direct deposit [...]
If you’re in job hunting mode, this website could be a great resource for you: Krop.com. It’s designed mostly for creative professionals, but has some great features that are applicable to a variety of fields. For instance, if creates a beautiful PDF version of your resume that you can download, and gives you a personalized [...]
In the past we’ve only allowed current university students to become tutors on UniversityTutor.com and it has created some issues (to put it mildly). For example: We verify enrollment by asking students to enter their .edu email address. But some universities only issue .edu emails to faculty, not students. Some schools issue student emails under [...]
We launched a new feature on UniversityTutor.com recently: map based searching of tutors! This is using Google Maps technology underneath to integrate with the tutor database. Hopefully it will make it much faster and easier for people to find nearby tutors. Check out the screenshot below or click here to try it for yourself: We [...]
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