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why I quit wyzant tutoring

karush

Well-known member
Jan 31, 2012
2,655
I believe that currently Wyzant Tutoring is the largest online service to set up a tutoring appointments for you

First I was a member for 10 years saw over 200 students almost on a weekly basis and got an overall 4.9 rating out of 5
so that was quite awsome I made over $12000

The experience of siting in Starbucks all day and seeing one student after another truly was my best academic experience and the best thing you can do when retired

However as the service grew and so many new tutors came on the request list grew very thin. And catching a fish was rare. And usually it was clear on the other side of the island. At my peak I saw 25 differenrt students every week. It was harder than the full time job I had just retired from.

These tutoring services operate on the myth that the more expensive someone is the better they are, Thus the healthy cut they take out of your bank deposit every month.
When I took math at a community college the tutoring I got was free and tutors were excellent just getting a little over min wage and many tutors just did it as a curtesy

Next it became kinda obvious That when a new contacts came in they would platform these people to their most expensive tutors first then later to the cheep ones. The actual rating was secondary. Well that comparison was becoming more and more the line in the sand and finally I stepped over.

Finally I have to be grateful for the experience and I can't accuse wyzant of any wrong doing. But my season with it has ended.

Well, MHB is by far a way better source to get help, the only draw back is the wait sometimes. but with a an instant now culture that dominates most choices

So my vent for the day Mahalo

Karash
 
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Jameson

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,031
Hi karush!

Nice to see you again. Thank you for sharing your experience with this popular tutoring company. It's been a while since I was in school, but I think that 1-on-1 dedicated tutoring has a lot of benefits. You get realtime help and a lot of focus from the tutor. So for more complicated topics or time sensitive help such as a week before a major exam, there are some great things about this route over free internet sites. There are some downsides too I think. It can be expensive to pay for tutoring, you need a high quality person to work with that understands your learning style, and you only get one point of view. Online you can get help for free and have multiple people look at something.

Personally I like the idea of using both at times in a complementary way. Was there anything you experienced from a private tutor that you think could be added to MHB? Anything else come to mind?

Hope to continue seeing you! Did you notice the new look and forum software?
 

karush

Well-known member
Jan 31, 2012
2,655
well, most students I saw were doing pretty well overall
but one thing alwsys got sidelined too much

and that was preparing for entry assessment tests
AP calculus, ASVAB, GRE, ACT, thr main ones
I think these should be posted more on POTW or even their own category

well anyway