- With Tutor Matching Service, students can log on to a Facebook application, find a tutor that fits their needs and potentially meet up as quickly as that night.
- The company was started about a year and a half ago and inspired by CEO Ethan Fieldman's own tutoring experience, and it's already working with 15 two- and four-year institutions--including Purdue University, Santa Fe College and the California Institute of Technology--who all pay a $250 fee and provide a link to the service on their website.
- The tutors tend to be students at the university (they get a special badge on the site if the university has certified them), and while one in four doesn't charge anything, those that do come with a 100% money-back guarantee and are paid via a PayPal managed by Tutor Matching Service that doesn't give them the funds until 48 hours after the session.
From the article:
A calculus student needs last-minute tutoring. The academic support office is closed, and even if it were open, it might not have anyone equipped or available to help with her upper-level course. The tutoring ads on Craigslist seem sketchy, and she's had bad experiences with the people who post signs around campus advertising their services. What to do? ...