Before you apply as a Course Hero tutor of the Course Hero platform, know that it is not exempted from existing and past users’ complaints. Like other platforms, it has negative and positive reviews. However, the negative reviews are overwhelmingly more than the positive reviews, making it ideal just to totally skip it.
Course Hero is an online learning platform that offers lots of study resources like videos, notes, study guides, textbook solutions, and more. It also has homework help services, which could make it a valuable place for students.
It was in 2006 in Redwood City, California, where Course Hero started business as a platform for learning and for making money. With more than a decade in operation, it will make you think twice if this company is out there just to swindle people. Thus, there are potentials this company has, which you can consider.
Course Hero Difference, Subjects To Teach
There are three obvious ways to make money through the Course Hero platform: to upload documents (like a study guide, class notes, quizzes, flashcards, and practice exams), to refer friends (earn a commission from their uploaded materials), and to tutor.
With tutoring, the platform has a unique feature. If other online teaching platforms make use of virtual classrooms, Course Hero has a Q&A type of tutoring. This is an ideal setting for qualified people who might not feel comfortable in a face-to-face, one-on-one live session, although they have the knowledge to share.
Despite not being in a live, online classroom, you still help the student by providing step-by-step details and explanations.
With Course Hero, students submit questions that tutors may provide answers to. You might discover that there are questions you could answer or even questions that you yourself might need to research more about in the subject categories of Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics & Probability, Math, Calculus, Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Chemistry, and US History.
Depending on the question, you may explain a concept, or help solve a given mathematical problem.
Course Hero has no specific tutoring or educational requirements except for proof/s that you are knowledgeable in the subjects you wish to teach.
This is an online job, so you need a computer and internet set-up. Also included in the requirements are gadgets and computer accessories (camera, scanner) suitable for scanning, creating, and uploading documents.
While the platform might not require it, consider using apps and software programs that will facilitate your tasks.
For example, if you will use your mobile phone or tablet to scan a study guide, there are scanning apps available for these devices.
As mentioned above, Course Hero offers not only a single means to earn money.
There is even a way you could access the documents without paying even a cent. This free access is possible if you will also upload your own study documents and materials. Doing this will let you have Unlocks.
An Unlock is good for 30 days to unblur a material to view its content. You may also earn Questions, which entitle you to ask questions to online tutors. However, you may not redeem or exchange Unlocks and Questions for cash.
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