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Is Tutor ABC a good place to work?

 
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stinkytofu



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Is Tutor ABC a good place to work? Reply with quote

I was going through the application form for the online English school Tutor ABC today. Everything was ok until I found out students rate every class you teach and if you get a rating below 6 for a class you receive only half pay for that class. I was just wondering if anyone would recommend this school?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is it ?
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't worked for this company, Tutor ABC, which is on-line teaching, mainly for Asian students, but I have heard mixed reviews.

The teaching can be at any time, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, depending on where you (the teacher) are based. You are committed to 15 sessions per week of at least 45 minutes and the pay is usually $8 or $8.50 per session.

You may have up to 6 people per session, and you can't see the students ! I would find this totally unsettling. You talk into a microphone with a webcam, so the students can see you. After each session, the students evaluate you, and if you receive consistently high evaluations, you may get a bonus. The problem is, you don't know the evaluations !
Whilst they pay on time via PayPal, I haven't heard of anybody getting a bonus.

Perhaps somebody actually working for Tutor ABC might like to chime in.
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santi84



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$8 for minimum 45 minutes?

Minimum wage here is $10.15 sooo.... oh well, at least there is no commute involved.
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stinkytofu



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Where is it ?


I don't think anyone knows for sure. Their application process requires you send them a demo video and they seem to be quite demanding.

Note to self, the more happy, smiling people that appear on a website the more corrupt the company is.

http://recruit.tutorabc.com/program/index.asp
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santi84



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's based in Taiwan.

http://recruit.tutorabc.com/program/faq.asp

Q8. What is the time difference between Taiwan and...
You can check on the time difference at http://www.greenwichmeantime.com/ . We do not have Daylight Savings Time.
For further information go to http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/
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deessell2



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haved worked for them. They are ok if you live in a location where there are no other work opportunites.

I usually made around $12 for 45 minutes, which included bonuses. They do tax you 10%.

They always pay on-time and always have work.

It can be quite complicated and stressful dealing with all the technology. Sometimes you can have five students and there can be problems with bandwidth etc.
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