The WyzAnt experience
I have been working with WyzAnt as a math tutor for the last year or so. I have found this to be a VERY rewarding experience for my students and I. I have often been hired after the student has performed poorly in school. My mission, was to turn this failure into a success. Usually, such students, or more likely, parents of such a student, want me to tutor on a regular basis. The result is that more times than than not, after receiving a student who was literally drowning, I am able to to make him/her pass the class! This gives me great satisfaction. The level of satisfaction surpasses the monetary remuneration of my services.
My only recommendation to such parents, is to start the tutoring earlier. This gives a greater degree of freedom for both the tutor and student as to how to proceed. Unfortunately, I have had situations, where a parent will ask me to tutor just before and midterm or final exam, for a student who has preformed poorly throughout the year. This results in stress for BOTH the tutor and student, and leaves AT BEST mixed results.