This report provides an overview of five top online tutoring services for K-12 students: Wyzant, TutorMe, Chegg, Smarthinking, and TutorEye. Of the five tutoring services profiled, TutorMe and Smarthinking work specifically with school systems, while the others focus on providing tutoring services to individuals.
- Description: Wyzant is a comprehensive tutoring service with numerous subjects and tutors available for online or in-person tutoring. Students answer questions about their topic of difficulty and then pick a tutor. Wyzant offers a money back return if the student isn’t satisfied after their first hour of tutoring.
- Specialty: Wyzant has more than 80,000 instructors in over 300 subjects and skills.
- Pricing: The price of Wyzant is dependent on the individual tutor that is chosen and their skill level in the subject.
- Method of delivery: Wyzant uses a browser-based interface.
- Usage: Wyzant typically works with individual students rather than school systems.
- TutorMe is listed on 5/5 of the top online tutoring lists consulted, including Edu Reviewer.
- Description: TutorMe focuses on having the best tutors available in each of their 300 subjects (with only 4 percent of tutors accepted).
- Specialty: TutorMe handles more than 300 skills and subjects across all grade levels.
- Pricing: TutorMe offers different billing structures for individuals. Prices can be paid at $69 a month for up to two hours of tutoring monthly and $0.58 for additional minutes, or $1 per minute of tutoring. School systems can contact TutorMe for a quote.
- Method of delivery: TutorMe is delivered via an online classroom format. All lessons are recorded and are available for later viewing.
- Usage: TutorMe works with school systems and with individuals.
- Description: Chegg is an online tutoring service that connects students directly to individual tutors after they’ve been selected by a parent or teacher.
- Specialty: Chegg works with middle and high school level students in a wide variety of subjects.
- Pricing: Chegg costs either $6.95 a lesson or $14.95 a month for chat-based lessons, or $30 a month for video calls.
- Method of delivery: Chegg uses a virtual classroom environment that is easily accessible via a desktop or mobile platform. It also has a downloadable learning app.
- Usage: Chegg is primarily available to individuals rather than school systems.
- Smarthinking is listed on 3/5 of the top online tutoring lists consulted, including Prodigy.
- Description: Smarthinking offers 24/7 online tutoring in subjects from Pre-K through higher education. Its tutors are highly-experienced with an average of nine years of familiarity with the subjects.
- Specialty: Smarthinking specializes in working with schools.
- Pricing: For school systems, a quote can be requested. For individuals, Smarthinking is $35 for one hour or $125 for four hours (lasting for four months).
- Method of delivery: Smarthinking works through browsers on desktops or laptops, or via an app on mobile devices (or through mobile browsers).
- Usage: Smarthinking is available to individuals or school systems.
- TutorEye is listed on 3/5 of the top online tutoring lists consulted, including Care.com.
- Description: TutorEye is a flexible tutoring platform that lets students choose between “written, step-by-step help” or virtual classroom interaction via a whiteboard.
- Specialty: TutorEye offers tutoring in a wide range of subjects from middle school through college.
- Pricing: TutorEye offers several pricing plans for individuals, or a $0.50 per minute pay-as-you-go rate.
- Method of delivery: Students access virtual classrooms, videos, and quizzes through desktops or laptops.
- Usage: TutorEye is most often used by individuals rather than school systems.