Understand that anyone capable of committing identity theft can also fabricate a profile, thus we recommend you take the following precautions for your own safety.
You should conduct a background check before hiring a tutor. You may conduct a background check that includes a Social Security number trace, felonies, sex offenses, and some misdemeanors for only $34.99.
Learn more about our background check policy.
Look at the Student Feedback area of the tutor profile to see lesson ratings (1 to 5 stars) and student evaluations from prior customers. You may also ask the tutor for outside recommendations.
If you opt to meet with a tutor in person, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Always provide your own transportation to and from your class, and meet in a public place with a large number of people around, such as a library or coffee shop.
In early e-mail exchanges or communications, never mention your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, workplace, or any other identifying information. Stop engaging with anyone who presses you for personal or financial information or tries to manipulate you into disclosing it in any way. Do not share personal contact information with SpeedyTutor until you are entirely comfortable and have payment information on file.