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

To apply to be a tutor on Course Hero, please carefully follow the steps below:

 

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.

 

The three important documents you will need to upload are:

 

Document 1:

A picture of your photo identification card issued by your government (driver’s license, passport, etc.) or college/university. Your photo identification card must contain a clear picture of your face, show your full name, and be fully visible and readable. An example of what this document must look like is below:

 

sample-id-sm.jpg

 

Please do NOT upload:

  • Expired photo identification cards
  • Photo identification cards not issued by your government or college/university
  • Photo identification cards that don’t contain your full name and a clear picture of your face

 

Document 2:

Proof of your education. A list of acceptable documents for your proof of education can be found below. Make sure your full name is visible and that this full name matches the full name on your photo identification card.

 

Acceptable documents for your proof of education include:

  • Official college or university transcript showing grades for each course (strongly preferred)
  • Official college or university grade report, grade memo, grade sheet, credit sheet, or mark sheet showing grades for each course
  • Official college or university online transcript showing grades for each course (must also show full web address or URL)
  • Official college or university diploma
  • Official provisional certificate
  • Official teacher certification with specialization
  • Official training certificate or online course completion certificate

If you wish to upload multiple documents for your proof of education, please combine them into a single PDF using this tool

 

Please do NOT upload:

  • Resume or CV
  • Registration or enrollment certificate
  • Recommendation letters
  • Teacher certificate or teacher license without specialization
  • Blurry documents or cropped parts of documents
  • Documents that don’t include your full name
  • Documents that include someone else's information or picture

 

Document 3:

A picture of you holding your photo identification card next to your face. Your entire face and your entire photo identification card must be fully visible in this picture. Taking a photo or selfie while holding your photo identification card next to your face is required. An example of what this document must look like is below:

 

selfie-with-id-sm.jpg

 

Please do NOT upload:

  • A picture of you without your face and your photo identification card fully visible and clearly readable
  • Blurred photos, photos with filters, or photos where the photo identification card is unreadable or unrecognizable

 

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.

 

Step 3: Enter basic information and 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.

 

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.