Course Hero Reviews
About Course Hero
Students are often reluctant to ask their teacher for clarification of class material. There are some teachers who don’t make themselves available for help outside of the classroom. Course Hero is a website that offers help to students spanning over an array of subjects, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On Course Hero there is an array of information to search through. There is general information on hundreds of school subjects as well as a collection of college course documents. This collection of documents includes class notes, syllabi, study guides, practice quizzes, flashcards and much more. It is even possible that you will be able to locate materials from the course at the school you are attending.
CourseHero.com also offers full course lessons in a variety of subjects. While some of these courses have been developed by its members, there are others which have been submitted by college professors.
There are two memberships for Course Hero. The first option is a free membership which is limited to the flashcards and the tutor help desk. However, payment is required when using the tutor help desk. Students determine the price they are willing to pay for an answer to a question. As soon as the question is replied to, the payment transaction is completed.
The premier paid membership gives members full access to all of the platforms on the site including flashcards, documents, and are even granted $100.00 of credits for the tutor help desk. Each submitted question or reply back to a tutor will deduct $5.00 in credits. The cost for one year of the premier membership is $95.40. They also offer a three month package for $59.85 or a one month subscription for $39.95.
Since so many students are tight on cash, Course Hero created an exchange program; they will give you a month of their premier membership in exchange for documents. After uploading 40 course documents, all of which have to be approved by their team, you will be awarded with one free month of complete access to the site.
Professors who discovered their course materials could be accessed through CourseHero were very upset. Besides the fact that they hadn’t approved it, they felt that they were being exploited because the company was making money off of the materials they created and the time it took to do so.
These professors also believe that the site was taking away from the overall learning process. Not only were their students not learning the material but they were also being deprived of the intrinsic rewards that accompany a successful learning experience.
Students who used the tutor help desk were disappointed with the tutors’ lack of effort and ability to provide them with a response in a timely manner. Not only did the tutors barely meet the deadline, but they also did not provide valid answers. Some of them even responded with a question instead of an answer.
Overall, online reviews displayed negative feedback on the services provided by Course Hero. If you are paying for an education it is probably best just to do the work yourself or join a study group.
107 ‘Course Hero’ Reviews
I like to get the best grades I can, having course hero as a resource helps me do the best I can and achieve the success with my class that I need. I should have subscribed sooner!
I purchased a $39.95/1 month membership in order to view the documents I thought would help me with my courses. The entire website (I have screenshots of the website and registration process) leads you to believe that once you "complete your membership for instant access", you will have "instant access to over 25 million documents". Nowhere does it state that even after you pay for a membership, you will have to earn "unlocks" to access the 25 million documents you were guaranteed to have instant access to! After discovering this "service" is completely useless, I requested a refund which they immediately denied because I already used an "unlock". WHY IS THIS NOT ADVERTISED? NONE OF THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE ADVERTISED. They are taking full-time college students hard earned money and scamming them! This service is disgusting and dishonest and needs to be SHUT DOWN!
Think it’s helpful, nothing bad
I am pursuing my accounting certification.
I was looking for a solution to a question.
CourseHero claimed that they have the solution.
And asked for payment - I paid for a month - turns out - it was just the question and not the answer.
Course Hero has been very helpful in helping me to understand the more difficult subjects I am taking in undergraduate classes. The tutors respond in a relatively quick time frame and provide the reasoning behind a particular answer. The study material and examples has been very useful and I highly recommend course hero.
Very disappointed with this website. I was trying to find help with a case study. Before paying. I found the assignment I needed help with but was only allowed to see a preview. Pay membership to unlock documents. I did and was only allowed to see the same pages of the document. Was then asked if I wanted to pay xxxx to review 5 documents, 10 documents etc. Which was going to cost more. I find this misleading and disgusting. From being excited to downright appalled and deflated.
This entire site including the scholarships are a complete scam and waste of anyone's time. They are crappy scammers and crappy people.
It was already bad enough that I totally misread and clicked the annual (charged me $119). But when I looked at the 2 documents I unlocked, it was literally worthless. I could've copied and pasted straight from the vSims itself, and it would be more extensive than what I got with Course Hero. I expect a lot better when I paid so much. The documents even had grammatic errors. So I ended up doing my assignment on my own anyways.