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Comparison of Tutoring Websites

A survey to help you choose the tutoring site that best fits your needs (as student or teacher)

By Tutoring Site or Tutoring Website we mean a website that facilitates the connection between students and teachers for private, one-on-one lessons either online or in-home. There are hundreds of tutoring sites, and new ones are created every year, so it may be difficult for a student or teacher to choose the one that best fits one's needs.

This article is a survey where many tutoring sites in English and other languages are analysed and compared on various distinguishing features; the resulting grids provide essential facts to orient students who are looking for tutors, and teacher who are looking for students or employers and allow them to take informed decisions.

The most important distinguishing features of tutoring sites are described in the following table.

FeaturePossible types
Location of tutoring sessions
  • Online only
  • In-home only
  • Online and In-home
Tutor directory and possibility to choose a tutor directly
  • Students can choose tutors from a public directory using selection criteria
  • No tutor directory is available, tutors are chosen by the site's staff or automatically
Relationship between tutors and company who owns the web site
  • Tutors are employees or affiliates of the site's company, who verifies and guarantees their qualifications
  • Tutors are independent of the site's company and may also run (and advertise) their own business
Tutoring requests
  • Students can post tutoring requests to the public (anonymously) and be contacted by interested tutors
  • Students cannot post tutoring requests to the public
The above features are evaluated in the relevant columns of the grids shown below.


LEGEND: onl = online; eml= email only; inh = in-home; req = students can post tutoring requests; dep = tutor dependency on site's company (dep = dependent or affiliate, ind = independent); dir = student can browse tutor directory and choose preferred tutor; na = not applicable; un = unspecified; blended subjects = academic + non academic subjects; by tutor = free registration, lesson price according to specific tutor tariff
Date of last survery: 2011-08-01 (some data may be obsolete)

INDEX: Multilingual sites | Sites in English | Sites in Spanish | Sites in French | Sites in German | Sites in Italian

Multilingual tutoring sites back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Liveonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree10,200+allblended
Preplyonlinhdirreqindby tutor18 to 33%20,000+allblended

Tutoring sites in English back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Live.comonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree8,400+allblended
WyzAnt-inhdirreqindby tutor20-40% commission37,000+USAblended
BuddySchoolonl-dir-indby tutorfree; premium on privileged positions19,700+nablended
Preplyonlinhdirreqindby tutor18 to 33%20,000+allblended
Tutora-inhdir-indby tutor15-25%3500+UKacademic & language
TutorVistaonl---depk-12: 50-100$/mo; college: 10-20$/hna2,000+naacademic
Tutor.comonl---dep35$/mo (up to 1 hour); 100$/mo (up to 3 hours)na2,000+naacademic
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
SmartThinkingonl---dep35$/hna1,500+naacademic
Ezymath Tutoring-inh-reqdepby tutorun1,500+Australiablended
Select my tutoronlinhdirreqindby tutor10% to 20%1,200+UKblended
TutorsFieldonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree, premium listing1,100Australiablended
Tutoring for Excellence-inh-reqdepby tutorvariable % of tutoring fee1,000+Australiablended
OnlineCoursesPlusonl-dir-indby tutorfree, premium for featured status300+UKblended
eTutorWorld.comonl---un$15 to $20 per hour, depending on grade and number of hours purchasedna100+USAacademic
Myngleonl-dir-indby tutor18% commission on lesson fees218na45 languages
Tutorhubonl-dirreqindby tutor25% commission186UKblended
Learning Periodonlinh--depunna27USAacademic
Transwebtutorsonl--reqdep50$/week to 150$/mo for unlimited instant help; 14-24-36$/h for scheduled lessonsna23naacademic
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
HomeTutoringOnlineonl-dir-dep15-25 £/hun15nablended
Tutor Nationonlinhdirreqindby tutorindiv.tutors:75-95$/y; companies:195$/yunUSA, Canadablended
Tutorspree-inhdir-indby tutor50% of the first lesson; 12% of subsequent lessonsunUSA (some cities)academic
EduWyzardsonl-dirreqind100$/mo for unlimited tutoring or by the hour (min 4$/h)variable % of tutoring feeunnaacademic
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
TutorsTeachonlinhdir-indby tutor150$/y, companies 275$/yunUSAblended
TutorMatchonlinhdir-indby tutorfree; 30$/y for for privileged positionunUSAblended
Transtutorseml--reqdep3-9-15-50-150$ per question (via email); 22-24$/h sched. tutoring; 100$/mo instant tutoringnaunnaacademic
Clubz-inhdir-depunnaunUSA, Canadaacademic
MyTutorsList-undirreqindby tutorfreeunCanadablended
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
MyTutoronlinhdir-indby tutorfree for 6 months, then €10; €20 for featured statusunIrelandblended
1to1tutoronl---depunnaunnamath and science
TutorHunt-inhdir-indby tutorfreeunUKblended
TutorFinderonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree, premium for featured statusunAustraliablended
MyTutor.com-inh--depunnaunUSAacademic tests
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Growing Starsonl---dep120$ / 8 sessionsununnaacademic
TeachStreetonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree basic listing; 3$/mo enhanced listing; 10 $/mo featured listing; 30 $/mo pro listingunUSA (Seattle, WA)blended
TutorLinker.com-inhdir-indby tutor5$/mounUSA, Canada, Australia, New Zealandacademic
SchoolOfEverything-inhdir-indby tutorfreeunUKnon academic
GlobalScholaronl-dirreqindby tutorununnaacademic
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
MyPrivateTutoronlinhdirreqindby tutor; registr. free (few tutors visible), premium 300 Rs for 1 mo., 850 Rs for 5 mo.ununIndiablended
MyPrivateTutor.org.uk-inhdirreqindby tutor; registr. 15 GBP for 1 mo., 75 GBP for 6 mo.15 GBP for 1mo, 60 GBP for 6 mo.unUKblended
MyPrivateTutor.us-inhdirreqindby tutor25$/3 mo., 85$/1 yearunUSAblended
TheTutorsDirectoryonlinhdirreqindby tutorfreeunUKblended
TutorMagnet-inh--depby tutorcommission (un)unUKblended
siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Snrytutorsonl---dep18$/mo instant answ., 225$/mo 15 hours, 300$ for 25 hour exam prepununIndia, USA, UKacademic
Sylvan Learningonlinh--depunununUSA, Candada and few minoracademic
FirstTutors UK-inhdir-indby tutor5-20£ / contactunUKblended
FirstTutors USA-inhdir-indby tutor5US$ +3.5% of student feeunUSAblended
PremiumTutorsonlinhdir-indby tutorfreeunUSAblended
Tutorwith.meonl-dir-indby tutorfree150nablended
KCL Tutorsonl---depby tutorfree2naEnglish, Spanish
A-One Tuitionsonlinh--depunununallacademic

See also: tutorco.com, elf-english.com, chalksy.com, tutormatchingservice.com, tutoruniverse.com, learningscholars.com, teach4learn.com, selectmytutor.co.uk, takelessons.com, www.princetonreview.com, tutorpace.com, universitytutor.com, chegg.com

Tutoring sites in Spanish back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Live.esonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree1,950+allblended
Tus clases particularesuninhdirreqindby tutorfree50,000+Spain, Argentina, Chileblended
Miprofeparticular.esonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree10,000+Spain, Mexico, Italyblended
Sharing Academyonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree350+Spain, Colombiaacademic
MiProfesorInglesonlinhdir-indby tutorfree first 3 contacts, then 20€ for 3 contacts269SpainEnglish
ProfeParticular.com-inhdir-indby tutorfreeunSpainblended
DonProfesor.comonlinhdirreqindby tutorfreeunSpainblended
Profesor-Particularuninhdirreqindby tutorfreeunHispanic countriesblended
Refuerza-inh-reqdepunnaunSpainacademic

Tutoring sites in French back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Live.fronlinhdirreqindby tutorfree1,400+allblended
Kelprofuninhdirreqindby tutorfree50,000+France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebecblended
Votre répétiteuronlinhdir-indby tutorun900France (some cities)academic
Edulide.fronlinhdirreqindby tutorfree240+Franceblended
Cherche Coursuninhdir-indby tutorfree, premium for priviledged positionunFrance (specific cities)academic
Pticoursuninhdir-indby tutorfreeunFranceacademic
Acadomia Onlineonl--reqdep30-33€/hnaunFranceacademic
ProfesseurParticulier.comonlinhdirreqindby tutor40 € for 50 contacts; 1.8 € for 2 contacts unFranceblended
Scolaprof.fr-inhdir-indby tutorby tutor34Franceacademic

See also: teacheo.com, prof-contact.com, clevermate.fr

Tutoring sites in German back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Live.deonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree350+allblended
Tutoriaonlinhdir-indby tutorcommission on lesson fees14,000+Germanyacademic
Online-Nachhilfeonl---depby tutorfree13Germanyacademic
Fit for school Lernstudios-inh--dep20-30€/hununGermany (some cities)academic

See also: nachhilfenet.de, online.nachhilfe.de, nachhilfe-vermittlung.com

Tutoring sites in Italian back to index

siteonlinhdirreqdepstudent feetutor fee/commissionstutorscountriessubjects
Tutors-Live.itonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree1850+allblended
Letuelezioniprivate.itonlinhdirreqindby tutorfree1000+Spain, Mexico, Italyblended
LezioniPrivate.net-inhdirreqindby tutorfreeunItalyblended
Studiare onlineonl---depunununItalyacademic
Ripetizioni onlineonl--requn25€/hununItalyacademic
Il mio tutoronl-requn22€/lessonununnaacademic
MyProfOnLineonl-dir-indby tutor20% commissionunItalyacademic
Iomuloonlinhdir-indby tutorfree3000+Italyblended

Tutors-Live Features
    • TL covers both online and in-home tutoring (a tutor can offer online, in-home or both types of service). Many tutoring websites provide only one mode.
    • TL is the only site which offers in-home tutoring in all countries worldwide (the combination of country + postal code can be used as selection parameter).
    • TL allows students to post tutoring requests for particular needs and gives them the possibility to be contacted by independent tutors. In most tutoring sites only the student or the site's staff can take the contact initiative.
    • TL is the only site where a user can register as both tutor and student.
    • TL is the only site where both students and tutors can post their profile and contact each other as in a social network.
    • TL is the only multilingual site as regards the languages used for tutoring (all the languages of the world) and the site user-interface (5 languages).
    • TL is free for students and presently also for tutors. No commissions are taken from the tutoring fees.
    • TL has the richest set of selection criteria for finding tutors and tutoring requests.
    • TL is the only tutoring website where students can be listed (if they want) and found by tutors or by other students.
    • TL is the only site that allows students to get in touch with other students. This can be useful to form study groups.
    • TL allows students browsing for tutors or other students, to chat with those who are online at the same time. Most tutoring sites don't.
    • TL allows students to rate their tutors and post related comments. Most tutoring websites do not offer this service.
    • TL covers academic as well as non-academic subjects. Most tutoring websites cover only academic subjects.