How do I apply to be a tutor on Course Hero?

Below is a step-by-step overview you can follow to successfully submit your Course Hero tutor application. Following these steps will ensure your application is processed quickly, so please be sure to read through each step carefully.

 

Please note that only one tutor application is allowed per person and only one tutor account is allowed per person. Additionally, you can only use the Course Hero tutor account that is associated with your personal tutor application.

 

Step 1: Get three important documents ready to upload

There are three important documents you must upload during the application process and it’s helpful to get these ready to upload from your computer first. These documents will help us confirm your identity and ensure you are ready to be a tutor. When uploading the documents mentioned below, please make sure your documents aren't password protected, otherwise we won't be able to review them.

 

The three important documents you will need to upload are:

 

Document 1 - Photo Identification Card (Photo ID)

Every tutor must upload a picture of their photo identification card issued by their government (driver’s license, passport, etc.) or college/university. It should look like this:

 

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Your photo identification card must:

  • Be issued by your government (strongly preferred) or college/university
  • Be fully visible and easy to read
  • Show a clear picture of your whole face
  • Show your full name

Your photo identification card can’t:

  • Be expired
  • Be blurry, dark, or hard to read
  • Be cropped or covered in any way that prevents us from reading all of the information

 

Tips for Philippine Applicants 🇵🇭

  • Uploading your government issued photo identification card is strongly recommended; however, if you're in college and don't have a government issued photo identification card, you may submit your college/university photo identification.

Tips for Indian Applicants 🇮🇳

  • Uploading your Aadhaar card as your government issued photo identification is strongly recommended.

 

Document 2 - Proof of Education

Every tutor must also upload proof of their education. A list of acceptable documents and requirements for your proof of education can be found below.

 

Acceptable documents for your proof of education include:

  • Official college or university transcript of records or mark sheet showing individual grades for each course (strongly preferred)
  • Official college or university grade report, grade memo, grade sheet, or credit sheet showing grades for each course
  • Official college or university online transcript showing grades for each course (must show full web address and full name)

Your proof of education must:

  • Be one of the documents listed above in the “Acceptable documents” section
  • Show individual grades for each course you have completed
  • Include all relevant pages
  • Show your full name
  • Be fully visible and easy to read
  • Be an official document issued by your college or university

Your proof of education can’t:

  • Be blurry, dark, or hard to read
  • Be cropped or covered in any way the prevents us from reading all of the information
  • Be a document that’s not listed above in the “Acceptable documents” section

 

Tips for Philippine Applicants 🇵🇭

  • Uploading your official transcript of records showing individual grades for each course is strongly recommended.

Tips for Indian Applicants 🇮🇳

  • Uploading your official mark sheet showing individual grades for each course is strongly recommended.

 

If you are a current college or university student, you must still upload one of the documents listed above in the acceptable documents section and it must show individual grades for all of the courses you have completed so far.

 

If you have completed multiple degrees, please upload a transcript of records or mark sheet for each of the degrees you have completed (or are in the process of completing).You can combine them into a single PDF using this tool and upload them as a single document.

 

If the last name on your Proof of Education and the last name on your Photo Identification Card (Photo ID) don't match, please upload a merged PDF that contains both your Proof of Education and your marriage certificate. You can combine them into a single PDF using this tool and upload them as a single document.

 

Document 3 - Selfie with Photo Identification Card (Photo ID)

Every tutor must also upload a selfie or picture of themselves holding their photo identification card (Photo ID) next to their face. It should look like this:

 

selfie-with-id-sm.jpg

 

Your selfie or picture holding your photo identification card must:

  • Show your entire face
  • Show your entire photo identification card
  • Show you holding your photo identification card next to your face
  • Show the same photo identification card you uploaded
  • Be clear and allow us to see your full face and all of the information on your photo identification card

 

Your selfie or picture holding your photo identification card can’t:

  • Be blurry, dark, or hard to see
  • Be cropped or covered in any way the prevents us from seeing your full face and reading all of the information on your photo identification card

 

Step 2: Create a free tutor account and start your application

Once you have your important documents ready to upload from your computer, the next step is to create a free Course Hero tutor account which is required to apply. To do so, go to our tutor page using this link and click the pink Apply Now button. If you don't create a free Course Hero tutor account, your tutor application will be automatically denied.

 

After creating your free Course Hero tutor account, you will be asked to start your application and enter your basic information. Please be sure to use the same email address when creating your tutor account and filling out your tutor application. Failing to do so may result in your application being denied. Also, please be sure to enter your full first and last name in the basic information section. Entering an initial or a nickname in either the first or last name section will result in your application being denied.

 

You will also be required to setup SMS verification for your tutor account, as Course Hero strives to provide a high integrity platform where tutors can safely and securely share their knowledge and expertise. With this goal in mind, we require all tutors to set up SMS verification to protect their tutor account and to protect their tutor earnings.

 

Step 3: Select tutoring subjects

After creating your free Course Hero tutor account and entering your basic information, you will be asked to select the subjects in which you want to answer questions. You may select up to 15 subjects. Please note that we may ask you to take a short quiz to test your expertise in a given subject.

 

If you are approved in some subjects and not approved in other subjects, you will still be able to answer questions in the subjects in which you are approved.

 

Step 4: Upload documents and submit your application

After selecting your subjects, you will then be prompted to upload the three important documents mentioned in Step 1. When uploading these documents, please be sure you have carefully followed the instructions in Step 1, as this will allow us to process your application more quickly.

 

Once you have finished uploading your documents, you will be able to complete and submit your application. After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming your application was received. Please allow up to seven business days for your application to be reviewed.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions or problems during the application process, please reach out to us at tutor-applications@coursehero.com. We are happy to help! You can also join our tutor Facebook Group to connect with other Course Hero tutors.

 

Your personal information will be safely processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. The information you provide in your tutor application will be used to determine if you qualify as a tutor on Course Hero and as otherwise stated on our application form. Your information will never be used for any other purpose and will not be shared or made public without your consent.

 

Please note that only one tutor application is allowed per person and only one tutor account is allowed per person. Additionally, you can only use the Course Hero tutor account that is associated with your personal tutor application.

 

If you qualify and are approved as a tutor, you will act as an independent contractor and not an employee or agent of Course Hero. Given that our tutor community is dedicated to learning and teaching, and we require all tutors to uphold Course Hero’s Honor Code, Academic Integrity Policy, Copyright Policy, and Terms of Use at all times. Failure or refusal to uphold these policies at all times may result in permanent termination of your Course Hero tutor account and a ban on tutoring on Course Hero in the future.