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VarsityTutors Review

Varsitytutors.com is a tutoring service based in the United States and serves only students there. Founded in 2007, it has obviously been around for a long time. Varsity Tutors has locations in all major cities across the U.S. and employs tutors in those cities.

While we have traditionally reviewed only writing services, we have expanded our reach to tutoring services, because many students seek those services and are looking for reputable companies that will do a good job for them.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The criteria we use to evaluate a tutoring service is a bit different from those of writing service, but the same factors are used – VarsityTutors website content and published testimonials; information on tutors, Varsity Tutors customer reviews, prices, our contact with the company, and any exclusive benefits such as discounts.

Here is our summary of VarsityTutors.com.

FACTOR 1: Types of Writing Services Offered

There are two types of tutoring services. At first, the company provided only person-to-person services, either at home or at a mutually agreed upon location. Over time, it realized that online tutoring was more convenient for many parents and students, and so began to offer it as well. Among the tutoring services that VarsityTutors offers are all subject fields, from Pre-K through college, as well as test prep and help with college admissions.

To request tutoring, students can call the toll-free number or the number of a local office nearby.

Tutors are assigned by the company, based upon student academic level and specific need. There is usually an agreed-upon number of hours, and, if more are needed payments are made in advance to the company, which takes its cut.

FACTOR 2: Trust/Reliability

Varsity Tutors holds a BBB membership, which we always like to see. And according to customer comments and feedback, payments methods are safe and secure. As well, tutors are assigned promptly. None of the reviews we read expressed concerns about the legitimacy of the company. We can certainly say that Varsitytutors is not a fraud or scam. 

FACTOR 3: Level of Quality

Here’s the thing about tutoring services. Quality is often difficult to determine because each customer’s experience is different. In the case of Varsity Tutors, many were satisfied. However, many were also critical and did not have a great experience.

The other issue we had with the service is this: Many tutor profiles are published on the site. And the company claims that they have tutors from such schools as Yale, Harvard, and Stanford. None of the profiles we viewed had these academic credentials. We do not like exaggerations like this when there is no need for them.

FACTOR 4: Prices/Payment

Varsity Tutors prices are not published. This is obviously because they vary so greatly. They may be very different based upon geographic areas and also upon academic levels of student customers. We get this.

To get a price, the student must first contact the company with tutoring need details. The company will then provide a price per hour.

It is not in keeping with this company’s policies to offer special promotions or pricing, so we did not find any promo code for new customers or coupon codes for long-term clients.

FACTOR 5: Additional Important Considerations

There are no additional benefits or features. The important consideration we would provide to potential customers is this: Communicate with the assigned tutor very early on. If the experience is not good during the first session, notify the company and request a new tutor or a refund right away.

Concluding Comments

Looking at the pros & cons of Varsity Tutors, we can say that they do provide tutors to clients and that many are satisfied with the services. Others are not, however. Our other concern is the exaggeration of tutor credentials. Our feelings are both good and bad. Overall, we have assigned a Varsity Tutors rating of “Fair.”

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