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Private Education Tutors Search

Published 02/28/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

TutorSpree makes it much easier to locate reliable, qualified tutors in the user’s local area. The site works by providing users with a list of tutors. Each tutor is an educator and is selected carefully for inclusion in the TutorSpree data base. The user supplies location information and TutorSpree gives them a list of possible tutors for their children. Users can view tutor profiles and see their achievements, educational and work history and schedule lessons through the site. After hiring a tutor, TutorSpree users are also provided tools to process payments and provide feedback for other users to read when considering the same professional. Users can also select from a list of location categories or subject categories found on the homepage to locate a tutor.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

TutorSpree was founded in September of 2010 by Ryan Bednar, Aaron Harris and Josh Abrams. The site was intended to give users a more effective way to locate local tutors for their children. Today, TutorSpree includes many qualified educators. The founders are still a part of the TutorSpree team, with Harris and CEO, Bednar as CTO and Abrams as COO.

What are the differences to other apps?

TutorSpree helps parents and guardians locate tutors who are qualified to assist their children in their academic studies. The site gives users a way to search by subject and location so parents can schedule in person lessons. Users can also review tutor profiles which include their hourly rate, a photo, educational history, tutoring subjects, teaching experience and an about me area that allows the tutor to provide insight into their approach and personality as a tutor.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The TutorSpree website is very well organized. The tutor pages read much like a general profile, highlighting the vital information and providing areas for a photo and description that allow the tutor to create a unique listing for their services. TutorSpree also provides Google Maps so users can determine how far away the tutor is from their location.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for a TutorSpree account by clicking on the blue “Sign Up” link in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. The site claims that registration takes a mere ten seconds, and this would appear to be very accurate. The registration form is kept quite short, requiring only a first and last name, email address, password and phone number. Those who wish to sign up as a tutor can do so by clicking the orange button, also in the upper right hand corner. The tutor registration form requires the same information with an area to upload a picture (which is required). The tutor must next provide teaching experience information, the subjects they offer, educational background, travel distance options and hourly rate.

What does it cost to use the application?

Parents and guardians creating a TutorSpree account can do so for free. There is not currently a subscription fee required on the site. Tutors can also sign up for free but will be charged a commission on all payments received for their services through TutorSpree. The fees total approximately 50% for the first lesson and a flat fee of around $5 for every follow up lesson. Payment is taken when the lesson is booked.

Who would you recommend the application to?

TutorSpree is a great resource for parents looking for a qualified tutor for their children. It is also a helpful resource for educators who want to make extra cash on the side by offering their services as a tutor.

  • Browse a list of tutors offering services on TutorSpree
  • Send messages to tutors through TutorSpree
  • Review a tutor’s work history, educational background and achievements
  • Pay for tutoring services securely through TutorSpree
  • Search for tutors by location and subject

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