Tutorme.com is not your standard writing service and should not be looked at as a source for paper writing or any other type of custom writing. It is a source for students to get extra help in the form of individual tutors in specific subjects.
If you are looking for a writing service that will provide a research paper, a term paper, or any academic writing, this company is not for you. You can, though, find help as you produce your own academic papers, college papers, or essay writing and want a tutor to help you through this process.
Tutor Me provides subscription-based services to sign up for, based on how much help you believe you will need over time. They also offer courses to prepare students for tests, such as the ACT or GRE. All of the tutoring and courses are offered online. If a student subscribes to tutoring services, they can then request services in any subject and receive an individual tutor to work with them, based upon the subscription they have paid for. There is also a pay-as-you-go option.
Prices and Discounts
Prices are based upon the subscriptions that students/parents order. These range from $69 to $209, dependent on the number of hours of tutoring per month is wanted. If a student goes beyond the time, there is a per-minute charge. The pay-as-you-go option is $1 per minute of tutoring services.
Pricing is set, and there are no discounts or special offers.
Offers and Extra Services
Online writing services that offer paper writing or other academic writing often provide free and fee-based extras. Tutor Me is not this type of company. While students can get help with their academic papers, they will not get custom writing products produced by the pros who are employed. Instead, these tutors will assist with all types of homework assignments, and that can include help with essay writing or a research paper, they will not write those pieces for their students.
If there is an offer, it would be a free trial which allows students to experience a tutoring session in a subject of their choice, before they sign up. This offer does not apply to courses for test preparation.
Obviously, we are not looking for copies of a term paper, college papers, or even a custom essay or two that students have received from their writers. Quality here lies in the type of help that students receive with their homework assignments, both short-term and longer term assistance with challenging subjects. For this information, we have combed through the web and asked for comments and feedback to be submitted to us. We have received some comments, most of which are pretty positive.
Again, we were not looking for evidence that writers had produced a great term paper or custom essay. Instead, we were looking for tutor performance that students found successful. It was difficult to determine this, except for the feedback that was submitted to us in response to our call out. Again, students were generally pleased with the help they received, although many complained that the cost was too high and ended up going somewhere else where they could get a better price.
The company states that they have tutors from top-notch universities – Berkeley, USC, Princeton, and Yale. While they may actually have such tutors, as we looked into the process for becoming a tutor, it was obvious that degrees from any institution were acceptable, as well as opportunities for students who are currently in college. And we wonder how many graduates from these universities would really work for $16 an hour.
There is a help center, but it is not for customer support. Instead, it is a place for tutors or would-be tutors to get their questions answered from support team members. Customer support for students is a bit difficult to find, although students may rate their experiences with specific tutors, at the end of every session. The company does not publish a phone number, nor does it have a live chat or an email address on its site. We find this strange. While support team agents are available 24/7, they are not available unless a customer is registering and signing up for a subscription.
We checked for customer review on Site Jabber and Trust Pilot. On Site Jabber, we found only reviews and feedback from tutors. Much of these TutorMe reviews were negative with complaints about the process for getting students (it operates a bit like a job board) and lack of responsiveness when there were concerns. All tutors stated they were paid on time. Trust Pilot housed comments and feedback from students that was generally mixed. Satisfaction seems to be a factor of the individual tutors that were assigned to each need.
Pros and Cons
In look at the pros and cons of tutor Me, we would provide the following:
- Tutor Me has been around for a while and does have a good reputation
- Services and pricing are clear
- Students can access tutoring services 24/7, through a variety of platforms
- Costs are high – two hours a month will cost $69
- Customer support for students is almost non-existent
- There are no guarantees of customer satisfaction
Tutor Me is obviously a legitimate company that provides good tutoring services and test preparation courses. The costs of these services, though, are really high. Students can go to a number of free and low-cost resources for the same types of tutoring.