Background Check Information
The results of a criminal background check and Social Security number verification
provide students and parents with an additional metric to consider when choosing
a safe and qualified local tutor. To provide this service to the WyzAnt community,
we have partnered with
LexisNexis, one of the largest and most respected background check providers
in the country.
How It Works
As requested by a tutor, student, or parent, LexisNexis will run a background check
covering the final disposition of the following:
- 1) Social Security number verification
- 2) All felony convictions within the past seven (7) years
- 3) All sex crime convictions (misdemeanor or felony) within the past seven
- 4) Misdemeanor convictions within the past (3) years for the following offenses:
- Crimes of violence, injury, and threats (including weapon possession, theft, violent
- Crimes that constitute actions that may be dangerous to children (including domestic
crimes, drug possession and distribution)
Since the background check covers federal, state, and county records for adults,
offenses for minors may not appear during a background check. In order to protect
a tutor’s privacy, the results of a background check are only reported to WyzAnt
on a pass/fail basis.
Ordering a Background Check
A background check may be ordered in one of two ways. In both cases, the party ordering
the check will be responsible for the fee of $7.99. First, a tutor may elect to
run a self background check. This step is optional and may expedite the arrangement
of future tutoring lessons. Second, a student or parent may order a background check
on a tutor.
What Happens After a Passed Background Check?
Upon notification of a successful background check, WyzAnt will post an icon on
the tutor’s profile that details the date of the successful check. Students and
parents will be able to see this icon when choosing a tutor. Students and parents
may also elect to run a background check at any time at their own expense. When
this happens, WyzAnt will communicate this action to the tutor via email and update
the tutor’s profile accordingly.
What Happens After a Failed Background Check?
Out of an abundance of caution, WyzAnt will immediately deactivate the profile of
any tutor who does not pass a background check or provide consent, if requested.
Additionally, we will alert any students the tutor may have contacted while part
of the WyzAnt community. In the event that a background check is amended, WyzAnt
will reactivate the tutor’s profile and contact any former students upon notification