Understand that anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a profile, so we suggest you take the following steps for your own protection.
Order background checks
Before hiring a tutor, you should run a background check. For just $15.99, you can run a background check that covers Social Security number trace, felonies, sex crimes and certain misdemeanors.
Learn more about background checks.
Review student feedback
Look at the Student Feedback section of the tutor profile to see lesson ratings (1 to 5 stars) and student reviews from previous customers. You are also free to request outside references from the tutor.
Meet in public (for in-person tutoring)
If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with a tutor, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Always provide your own transportation to and from your lesson and meet in a public place with many people around such as a library or coffee shop.
Have an adult present
An adult should always be present for tutoring sessions if the student is under the age of eighteen.
Keep personal information private
Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in initial e-mail messages or communications. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it. Do not exchange personal contact information until you are completely comfortable and until you have payment information on file with Wyzant.