How do I know that Smarthinking received my tutor application?
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that we have received your application. If you do not receive this automatic reply, please submit your materials again.permalink | return to top of page
When should I expect to hear from you regarding my application?
Smarthinking hires on a regular basis, but the peak season for hiring is May-August and November-December every year. Due to the high volume of applicants, it may take a number of weeks before we contact those individuals who pass our initial screening.permalink | return to top of page
Do tutors work from home?
Yes-tutors can work from any location in the U.S. where they have reliable access to the Internet.permalink | return to top of page
Do tutors have to work from the same place on every shift?
No-tutors can work from any location in the U.S. where they have reliable access to the Internet.permalink | return to top of page
What are the technical requirements for tutors?
To view our minimum technical requirements, visit our Online Knowledge Base.permalink | return to top of page
What software do tutors need?
No special software is required, all tutoring takes place through our website. However, tutors must have compatible browsers-see our Online Knowledge Base for details.permalink | return to top of page
How much time do I need to commit to this position?
We prefer that tutors commit to a minimum of 9 hours per week.permalink | return to top of page
How are tutors scheduled?
Tutors work a fixed weekly schedule that is set at the beginning of each academic term. Daily shifts typically range from 2 - 4 hours in length. Moreover, we typically offer additional reserve or substitute hours on a weekly basis.permalink | return to top of page
Are tutors paid according to student usage?
Most tutors are paid an hourly wage irrespective of student usage.permalink | return to top of page
How/when are tutors paid?
Tutors are paid biweekly on our corporate schedule. We prefer tutors take advantage of our direct deposit payment options. Please note: because tutors are classified as part-time employees, appropriate state and local taxes are withheld.permalink | return to top of page
Is training required to become a tutor?
All tutors must successfully complete Smarthinking-Certification -- an online, discipline specific training program. The training programs are 10-15 hours in length. They consist of self-paced and guided online modules which are facilitated through our website.permalink | return to top of page
Do I get paid for training?
Yes.permalink | return to top of page