Tutor hiring safety tips
Before hiring a tutor, you should run a background check. For just $15.99, you can run a background check that covers Social Security number trace, felonies, sex crimes and certain misdemeanors.
Learn more about background checks.
Look at the Student Feedback section of the tutor profile to see student reviews from previous customers. You are also free to request outside references from the tutor.
If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with a tutor, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Always provide your own transportation to and from your lesson and meet in a public place with many people around such as a library or coffee shop.
An adult should always be present for tutoring sessions if the student is under the age of eighteen.
Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in initial e-mail messages or communications. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it. Do not exchange personal contact information until you are completely comfortable.