-Students can select the ‘subject’ and the ‘subfields’ (E.g. Subject is Economics; subfield is International Trade), a list of tutors will be automatically generated, and then students can filter the search results on the right side. Students can send a message to tutors on Helppo without creating an account. Students will receive an email about the question from the tutor. -Session length is usually between 45 minutes and 2 hours. Since Helppo is an online tutoring platform, students can pay with Visa, or MasterCard via PayPal or Stripe. We only charge the actual numbers of minutes that students are interacting online with tutors.
After a list of tutors is presented after typing a subject in the search bar, students can search by price range, known or spoken languages, and then book appointments with appropriate tutors. Helppo sessions are conducted 100 percent online.
Students can make appointments with top tutors on Helppo with the orange button. Students can either pick an immediate session or schedule for a future session. Tutors on Helppo will review and accept the session request as soon as possible, or reschedule for a session at a later time in the week. After the students have selected a time, they can create an account in order to schedule and keep sessions with tutors. We will convert the timezone for you so you can just pick a time that works within your schedule!
The majority of our users are high school students in Hong Kong and college students in the United States, though we want to make Helppo globally available to students. While our students in Hong Kong speak some English, they are not always completely fluent, so patience is key for effective communication. The most successful tutors will speak multiple languages.
As tutor contracts on Helppo are independent contractor agreements, no tax is required if the total annual income is below $600 USD. However, if the annual income from Helppo is above $600 USD, then Helppo and the consultant must file a 1099 form (link). For further information, please check the link below or contact a US certificated public accountant. https://www.efile.com/what-is-form-1099-misc-income-tax-return-requirements/
Tutors must have a reliable internet connection with at least 6 Mbps download speed (check your speed here). Tutors must also have a laptop, desktop, or large tablet such as a Microsoft Surface. Users can access Helppo via Apple and Android devices, but laptops and desktops provide a better user experience. For the best experience, Helppo suggests using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
Tutors can set their own price for their services. Because we work with only highly-qualified tutors, our rates start at a minimum of $30 US per hour; the most highly-skilled and in-demand tutors can charge up to $300 US per hour. Helppo’s admin team verifies our tutors’ experience and qualifications to ensure our users receive the best help for their money, and students are free to choose the tutors whose hourly rates and areas of expertise best fit their needs. Though Helppo does not set hourly rates, we do suggest that tutors set their rates in accordance with their level of experience, education, and expertise. For example, a good starting point for tutors with bachelor’s degrees might be between $30 and $60 US. Tutors in highly specialized fields such as law will most likely charge more for their services, as will those with doctoral degrees and multilingual tutors. For these tutors, anywhere between $100 and $300 US might be appropriate. Tutors who would like more guidance on how to set their hourly rates should contact Helppo support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also add Hubert on skype at chan.hubert1 (this is where you put the support contact link) Tutors wanting to guide international students through the process of applying to U.S. universities should consider that while their services are highly desirable, applicants and parents will have high-service expectations. Clients will want the tutor to aid in writing all application materials including personal statements.
Helppo works with Paypal and Stripe to pay tutors in the United States in US dollars. In Hong Kong, we prefer to pay tutors via bank deposit, check, or cash. For tutors in Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, Helppo prefers to pay via Paypal. Bank wire transfer arrangements may also be made; however, wire transfers usually come with high upfront costs, so they are best suited for large-sum payments. The Helppo team is continually researching other payment options, and will make other payment options available in the future.
Tutors will be paid based on student’s demand. Payments will be sent bi weekly.
Tutors set their own hours and are free to work as much or as little as they would like. Since, school year calendars have built-in breaks, and because students are also free to make appointments with any tutor on the site, Helppo cannot guarantee a consistent schedule of students. Thus, the number of students tutors can expect each week may fluctuate, depending on the time of year, qualifications, and their user rating on Helppo. Helppo does not guarantee a minimum number of hours per week. Helppo is investing heavily in marketing to attract as many students as possible, and will keep you up to date as we develop an understanding of approximately how many students require tutoring assistance.
Helppo’s marketing constantly reaches out to new clients who need tutoring services and students reach out to tutors for assistance directly through the site. No action is required on the tutor’s behalf, aside from declaring his/her availability and being available during those hours. While we cannot guarantee that all available hours will be filled, we will do our best to fill your work schedule. On Helppo we will start to market to students more heavily after the new years holidays, in Hong Kong students will be preparing for the College Entry exam in Late March early April so we are expecting more high school students needing your help. Based on your qualification and your excellent communication skills, I have no doubts that you will do very well when Helppo's marketing effort see good progress. In addition of tutoring students, with your experience in Marketing and PR, I am looking for business advice and editing help as well if you have the time. My team and I will try our best to fill up your work schedule however we do not guarantee any fixed or minimum work hours a week but I do have friends applying for grad school and they need help with their English so you already have students including my dad once the paper work are completed and if you don't have any more questions for me :)
Most Helppo tutors are working on other projects or they have jobs elsewhere. The benefit of working with On Helppo, tutors have full control of your schedule: you can accept or reject student requests at will, though we do request at least the student an I a 2 hours notice so Helppo can arrange a sub tutor. There is no conflict or penalty in working for another company.