WyzAnt has been a very rewarding experience for me. I've helped students prepare for anything from an entrance examination to weekly homework to standardized test. The wide range of topics (at least in mathematics) that bring students and those who care about them to WyzAnt is also refreshing. It offers the ability for tutors to conquer different challenges from session to session. I would say that the only thing that I would change is the geographical restrictions, but I understand the reasoning behind them. It provides a more personal feeling to meet face-to-face with a tutor for which driving more than 40 miles can be cumbersome. However, there are certainly some tutoring tasks (at least in mathematics) that can more easily be addressed via email or over the phone. In these cases, for instance, fact checking a mathematical proof or reviewing a short concept. With repeat clients I tend to throw these short conversations in for free, though this can add up. I imagine this could be a new source of revenue for WyzAnt to offer online tutoring help (though conceivably using a different pricing system). Overall, however, my experience has been enriching for me and my students.
This website has been long overdue. It allows parents and students to finally be able to have access to professional tutoring for their children easily and conveniently. I've been tutoring for over 12 years. I only wish this website had been around when I started.
Easy in every aspect.
I have totally enjoyed my experiences with tutoring with Wyzant. Wyzant has been easy in every aspect of tutoring. From finding students to being paid they have made it so simple.
From Nuts to Bolts
I have worked with several tutoring companies over the years and I have to say that WyzAnt is by far my favorite. They have all the bases covered, and the system just works beautifully from nuts to bolts.
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.
I would like to congratulate Wyzant on putting together this extremely useful service for us. It is a win-win-win situation because it brings together the student and the tutor and benefits Wyzant too. I like the fact that they have used technology in a proactive way to ensure that everyone is getting a fair deal. I tried to find tutoring positions on other services like CL, but this is much easier. I have suggested Wyzant to some other people I know who were looking for tutoring positions. I will continue to do so. Thanks,
I started working with WyzAnt in March 2010. It has been a wonderful experience. I am an independent contractor. I set up my schedule and set my own fee according to my experience. I am given advertising materials (flyers, business cards) to promote myself. They email me on a daily basis with potential tutoring opportunities. WyzAnt afford me the opportunity to connect with a wide range of students on a constant basis. The students are wonderful and I love my work. Thank You Wyzant!!
A joy to use.
I stumbled on WyzAnt as part of a job hunt. Since I joined the site as a tutor, the response has been quick and admirable. The system is easy to use and explain and they have taken the time to make things in depth and easy to use and set up for students and tutors. I commend them on their execution and vision.
Wyzant, in home tutoring, has really helped me branch out to more students in my area. This service is very convenient for finding students, retaining them, and helps document the progress of all of the students you tutor. I find that students/parents like the fact that Wyzant has screened and has quality tutors within their system. I have a passion for teaching and Wyzant has facilitated the process and made it much easier to find students. Feel free to email me if you have any further questions about my experience.