FAQ

    About Privacy

  1. How does Tutorshome protect my privacy?
  2. Will Tutorshome use any of my contact information for other commercial use?
  3. About Advertising

  4. Can I advertise my products and services on your website?
  5. I run my own websites, can I exchange links with Tutorshome?
  6. How much does a banner space cost on your website?
  7. For Students

  8. How can I find a tutor at TutorsHome?
  9. There are many tutors on your website, but how can I find the best one?
  10. The tutor I contacted did not reply my message, what can I do?
  11. What can I do if I can't find any tutor who matches my requirements on your website?
  12. What can I do if I manage to find a tutor after posting an advertisement? I don't want to receive any more replies from tutors.
  13. I'm in urgent need of a tutor or have difficulties in using this website. Who can help me?
  14. For Tutors

  15. How can I benefit from joining TutorsHome?
  16. What is required to become a tutor?
  17. How does the rating system work? And what are these stars mean?
  18. How to invite my students to write comments for me?
  19. How do I go about finding more students to teach?
  20. How can I let students trust me?
  21. How can I add a student to 'My Students' list?
  22. What can I do if I am temporally unavailable for tutoring? What can I do if I don't teach anymore?
  23. For Business Users

  24. I run a tutoring or education related business, can I contact the tutors on TutorsHome in respect to my service?

For Tutors

How can I benefit from joining TutorsHome? TOP

Once you join TutorsHome, you will have access to students who are in need of tutorial. Since 2003 when TutorsHome was launched, she has successfully helped thousands of students to find a tutor.

What is required to become a tutor? TOP

All people who have the passion to teach, from professionals like lecturers, school teachers or university tutors, to individuals like college students, stage performers or housewife are welcome to join us. Everyone has their unique expertise. Tutoring is fun, and rewarding.

How does the rating system work? TOP

Rating system is based on the feedbacks that tutors received from their students. The more feedbacks a tutor has, the more 'stars' he will received. Number of stars given is based on the following rules:

1~5 feedbacks:
6~10 feedbacks:
11~15 feedbacks:
16~20 feedbacks:
21 feedbacks or more:

How to invite my students to write comments for me? TOP

After you log in as a tutor, click on 'My Students' button from the control panel on the right hand side, you will be able to see a list of students whom you have contacted before. Behind a student's name, there's a hyper link saying 'Invite Comments'. Click on it, and then you can edit and personalize an invitation message that has been drafted for you, and click 'Send' when finished. That student will then receive an E-mail to invite them for feedbacks.

You will be awarded 'stars', which will show under your public profile, as indication of your credibility. The number of stars you have depends on the number of feedbacks you received.

How do I go about finding more students to teach? TOP

First, you need to spend some time in writing your public profile properly. The more information you put down, the more students may get to know you. Our statistics show that a well written self-description significantly increases the chances of receiving more enquiries from new students.

Second, you can periodically check student's advertisement posted on our website. As long as you feel that you are capable in helping a student, you can send him/her a message to notify him about your availability.

Last but not the least, you can try to increase your credibility as much as possible. As mentioned above, one way of increasing credibility is to have a well written profile. If you are a premier member, another very useful way is to invite the students you taught before to write some testimonials for you.

How can I let students trust me? TOP

It's all about how to increase your credibility. Generally speaking, the more feedbacks you have from previous students, the better credibility you will have. A well written self-description will help, too. In your description, you can mention all qualification you have obtained, experience you gained, current career status etc. Detailed information can do you a great help to earn trust from students. Replying enquires promptly, with a short and brief self introduction can also create a professional image for you.

How can I add a student to 'My Students' list? TOP

When a tutor sends an internal message to a student, this student's name will be added to the tutor's 'My Students' list automatically regardless whether the student ends up hiring this tutor.

What can I do if I am temporally unavailable for tutoring? What can I do if I don't teach anymore? TOP

When you are temporally unavailable for tutorials, or simply don't want to receive new enquiries, you can set your status to 'Unavailable'. To do that, log in with your E-mail and password, click on the 'Modify Profile' button on the right hand side of the page. There's a check box at the bottom of the page for 'available'. This option is by default selected. You can deselect the option if you want to set your status to 'unavailable'. Remember to save your change by clicking the 'modify' button at the bottom.

You can set your status to 'unavailable' if you are not teaching anymore. By doing this, you can keep your profile and can change the status back to 'available' any time you want. Or you could close your account. To do that, log in with your E-mail and password, click on the 'Modify Profile' button on the right hand side of the page. There's a check box at the bottom of the page for 'close my account'.

 


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