Finding a Tutor FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about finding tutors through Wyzant.

 

How can I customize my tutor search?

Can I get urgent help today?

How do I message a tutor?

How do I request a tutor who fits my needs?

How can I locate a specific tutor on Wyzant?

Can I hire a tutor for a service other than tutoring?

 

How can I customize my tutor search?

 

When you're exploring your options for the perfect tutor, you can customize your tutor search with a variety of options, including Subject, Zip Code, Distance, Grade Level, Hourly Rate, Tutoring Location, and Availability.

Simply use the filtering options on the left side of your search results page. From there, you can narrow your search further based on a tutor’s age and gender, whether they tutor online, and background check status. 

Tutors that match your criteria can be sorted according to Best Match, Lowest/Highest Price per hour, Rating, and Distance.

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Can I get urgent help today?

 

Absolutely! You can connect with a tutor same-day via Instant Book lessons held on Wyzant’s online tool.

First, pick a date and time that you’d like your lesson to occur. You'll need to submit your request an hour in advance of the time you need so that potential tutors can view your request. Select the subject and the hourly rate you're comfortable paying. Provide a brief description of your request, and even include an example of your assignment via attachment.  

From there, we’ll connect you with instructors who are available to help. You'll connect with your instructor virtually via our easy-to-use online tool. Your instructor can use Wyzant Messages to reach out to you prior to the scheduled lesson to discuss your specific needs in order to best be prepared to help. Once your lesson is complete, your tutor will submit the details of your lesson, and your payment will be charged to your method of payment on file.

If a tutor claims your Instant Book request and you decide that you are not in need of tutoring, simply message the tutor to let them know the lesson is canceled. 

Please note that tutors' cancellation fees and policies are not applicable for canceled Instant Book lessons.

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How do I message a tutor?

 

If you’ve already found a tutor you’re interested in, you can send them a message by visiting their profile page. You'll need to place billing information on file to continue messaging a tutor after you send your first message. 

If you’re just beginning to look for the perfect tutor for your goal, perform a search for the subject you need help with, and Wyzant will instantly present a list of tutors who meet your criteria. You can peruse your options, sort by Match, Price, Rating, and Distance, and view any tutor's profile. 

From the Wyzant app, just click Request A Lesson and send the details of your request to a tutor.

From Wyzant's desktop site, click the orange Contact button at the top right corner, and let your tutor know how they can help!

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How do I request a tutor who fits my needs?

 

If you want to explore all your options, and just need a place to start, it's easy to post your request on Wyzant so tutors can find you. Go to the Request a Tutor page and click Get Started. You'll have a chance to customize your search and add a personal message that best describes your needs. Once you’re all set, click Submit My Request, and it will be posted to Wyzant's jobs board where it will be seen by tutors who match your needs. 

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How can I locate a specific tutor on Wyzant?

 

If you're trying to contact a tutor you've previously had lessons with, or have exchanged messages with, you can easily locate their profile by logging in to your Wyzant student account and clicking “Messages” at the top navigation menu. Here, you'll find a record of all tutors with whom you've previously had contact. Click “Show Profile” next to any tutor's name at the top of the messages field to visit their tutor profile. 

If you're unable to find the tutor's name, you may also find them in the “Archived” message section when you click the down arrow next to “Messages.”

If you're having trouble finding a tutor with whom you haven’t had lessons or exchanged messages, try using search criteria that fits their specialty. Your tutor can also provide you with the custom URL to their public profile. 

Currently, there is no way to search for tutors by name on Wyzant.com. 

You can also contact Customer Support, and we can help put you in touch if the tutor is currently available and the information you provide allows it.

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Can I hire a tutor for a service other than tutoring?

 

Wyzant is an online marketplace solely intended for tutors to advertise their services and for students to find tutors to help achieve their academic or career learning goals. Examples of some requests that cannot be facilitated through our platform include:

  • Transportation
  • Driving instruction
  • Childcare
  • Consulting or work completion
  • Legal translation or interpreting
  • Tour guides or student hosting
  • Recruiting

If you have questions about your specific request, you can contact Customer Support.

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