15 Websites for Online Tutoring


Online tutoring provides students with instant access to available tutors with experience in their field of study (photo courtesy of All Cal on flickr).

Struggling with that college algebra class? Nervous about taking physics without a background in the subject? No worries! There are numerous resources available to students who need extra assistance with class material to get them through the semester. Here are just a few of the options you can find online:

1. BrainMass: Since 2001, BrainMass has helped college students through its website. The process is simple: post a question, set a price and a tutor responds.

2. Class of 1: Class of 1 offers assistance with homework, online tutoring, a complete solution library and popular searches. Just a sampling of online tutoring subjects includes chemistry, college statistics, and English.

3. EduWizardS Online Tutor: live one-on-one school and college tutoring online is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with tutors who at minimum hold a Bachelor’s degree. An added bonus is the free half hour trial sessions with tutor(s) of your choice.

4. Etutorhub: Etutorhub.com was created by students for students. The goal is to not only provide students help with homework, but also to give students the opportunity to make some extra cash.

5. Homework Tutoring: This website offers student help with homework, college class overviews, business consulting, and the chance to become a tutor. Each tutoring area is managed by an experienced professional, so you can be sure the guidance you are receiving is from a credible source.

6. Newcastle Tutors: This site was founded in 2009 by a graduate of Princeton University. Newcastle Tutors specializes in the subjects students find most challenging: finance, engineering, chemistry, etc.. The personal attention that is given to students by tutors through this site is what drives its success in the college community.

7. Online Tutor Site: Online tutoring, homework help, dissertation help and a blog are all aspects of Online Tutor Site. The site boasts their customized programs and unique teaching methodology (that does not include memorization) as reasons for its success.

8. School Trainer: Schooltrainer.com was established in 2006 by a small team of Yale University students. Their goal was to provide low-cost academic coaching that focuses on a variety of subjects students often struggle with.

9. Smarthinking: Smarthinking launched in 1999 with a focus on connecting students with highly qualified educators via the Internet. Since then, Smarthinking has grown to become a premier provider of online tutoring to help colleges increase student achievement. Students in over 1,000 colleges and universities use Smarthinking’s services every year.

10. TransWebTutors.com: TransWebTutors.com is comprised of college graduates, professors, college teachers who have wide experience in their subject area and work with college students across the world. In addition to online subject area tutoring, the site offers preparation assistance with a variety or worldwide exams.

11. TutorVista: Tutoring with TutorVista is available 24/7 via the internet. By using an interactive visual whiteboard in each chat session, students can listen to the tutor and see work through problems together on the whiteboard.  

12. TutorsPoint: Tutors at this site are available 24×7 for all grades through college or university. With the help of Assignment Help Team you can save your time and energy and devote them in to other fields which are important to you.

13. VTA Method: Organized and managed by an alumnus of McGill University, this site works on developing a more effective method for students to learn material instead of memorizing it.

14. eTutoring.org: This site is only available for students currently attending participating institutions. Students and tutors have access to questions, a writing lab, live chat and various resources available 24/7.

15. Online College Tutoring: The site was developed by Liam, a student, tutor, lecturer, and teaching assistant, who wants to continue helping students succeed in class. The site doesn’t appear to offer any sort of tutoring, but instead provides students with information on how to find a tutor and current news on tutoring from around the US.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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