What: Wyzant connects students with tutors in most any subject, from reading and math to science and guitar.

Expected pay: Set by tutor

Husl $core: $$$$

Commissions & fees: 25%

Where: National


  • proficiency in a school subject, from elementary history to college-level mathematics.
  • ideally, some tutoring experience;
  • a computer to review your options and possibly connect online with remote students


Wyzant provides a platform for tutors of all types to connect with students who need their services. Tutors set their own rate of pay — most commonly between $30 and $60 per hour — and the site takes a commission. In the past, that commission started at a whopping 40%, but dropped to 20% over time. As of January 2019, the site changed its terms, charging all tutors a more reasonable 25% fee.

Tutors are supposed to complete the paper work for each session within five days of completion. Wyzant then processes the tutor’s payment via direct deposit on the 1st and 15th days of the month.

Communicating or taking pay outside of the site can get you kicked off the platform. Outside of complaining about the commission, tutor reviews are overwhelmingly positive. 


You may want to also offer your tutoring services on free-to-advertise sites, such as Nextdoor and CraigsList. If you are a working teacher, also check into Chelsea International Education, which offers some of the best rates for tutors, but requires credentials.

What their tutors say:

“Worked with Wyzant for about 8 yrs and tutored around 25 students. The overall working relationship was good. Helped many students learn their material and pass their course. Have 2 good reviews posted on Wyzant. Left Wyzant after they couldn’t get the email system with a student worked out. Went into private practice after that. Would work with Wyzant again because they do help students.”

There is a LOT of tutor competition, especially if you live in a large urban area, like I do. You are competing with hundreds of other tutors, some with Master’s Degrees. People are charmed by degrees. Even if you have a great deal of successful experience, but just an Associate Degree, who knows if you will be selected by customers. I keep my fees reasonable. Some want to charge customers $70.00 a lesson. However, out of all the tutor jobs I applied to on Wyzant, I actually got relatively few. No complaints about efficiency and dependability.

Website features work okay for scheduling, logging and getting paid. If you have a question, they answer it in a timely way.

“Wyzant provides independent tutors with job opportunities based on the tutor’s location. And tutors are rewarded with more profile visibility when they respond quickly to student requests. I typically do not have to reach out to new students – they find me first.

As a full-time employee during the week, I have found this to be a great opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash while helping others in my field or in allied industries. It can also be used as a stepping stone to permanent teaching opportunities elsewhere should a tutor desire to do so.”

*Updated 12/28/2020


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