How do I write an effective Free Response?

As a guideline, the best Free Responses are clear and to the point, while providing adequate details about your background and qualifications. Because your Free Response is one of the first things potential students see when viewing your profile, you want to ensure that the information presented demonstrates both your proficiency in the subjects you’ve listed on your profile and your ability to teach those subjects. 

Your Free Response should include details about your degrees, certifications, test scores, honors, and relevant professional experience to ensure it adequately highlights your expertise. You should also use this section to provide as much detail as possible about any previous teaching or tutoring experience you may have. For example, how long you’ve taught, the typical age range of your students, the subjects you specialize in, and the context of your experience (i.e. one-on-one lessons, in a classroom setting, through a tutoring center, etc.). Don't forget to share what sets you apart from other tutors in this section!

We have a team called the Content Review Team that manually reviews each tutor's Free Response before it is listed on the platform. After reviewing a submission, they may request additional information or edits via email. 

To make changes to your Free Response:

  1. Visit your tutor Dashboard, and click the downward-facing arrow next to your name in the top right corner of the screen. 
  2. Click Profile.
  3. On the left navigation menu, click Free Response and Title.

Please note that Free Responses should always be written in full sentences, paragraph format. Free Responses in list or resume format will not be accepted. Check out an example of an effective Free Response here!

If you've already submitted your edited Free Response, please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing. We are currently experiencing a high volume of profile updates and our team is working to process them as quickly as possible. For more information, please review this article

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