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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.

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A real scam!



September26, 2016

First of all, I have read most of the reviews here and I was enough keen to notice that both tutors and students seem to conclude that course hero is a scam.
I have been a tutor working for the site for over two years. My account had accumulated more than $500. This one day I wake up and get an email that my account has been "closed". At first they used a strategy to block tutors by their network where some would get "access denied". When this failed, they started to close accounts down irregularly. Earlier they used to remove you as a tutor then pay you your earnings, but they decided to be more greedy.
I was furious and decided to go after my money without any success since the moderators don't even read the complains from both students and tutors. Nowadays I prefer to work directly with students. For any assistance contact me through [email protected]

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It's unfortunate that Course Hero is a SCAM



September26, 2016

Recently, my account was terminated without any basis whatsoever. It was so annoying marque I had a significant amount of cash in my account. It is absurd that Course Hero has ended up fleecing tutors' hard earned money. I would prefer to deal with clients directly on a myriad of subjects including Business, English, Computer Studies, History, Psychology, and Communication among others. My email:
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It is a scam



September25, 2016

My experieence as atutor on coursehero was not that good. I was scammed 500 usd.I prefer to deal with students directly. If you are a studnt and ned help in accounting,healthsscience,computer science,managemeent,nursing or chemistry. send me an email at [email protected]

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Avoid Course Hero at all costs



September23, 2016

I have worked with course hero as a tutor for a period not more than 1 year. Recently, I tried to log in to my account only to find out that it was terminated a few months ago. I didn't bother much because nowadays I have found that it is better to deal with the student directly rather than having an agent in between who is only going to make matters worse for the both of us. Course Hero sometimes take more than 24 hours to address an inquiry from a tutor or student, which makes communication difficult and most of the time affect the quality of help you receive as a student. Therefore, if anyone needs academic assistance in any field, please do not hesitate to email me at
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September22, 2016

Course hero is a dont care company. I would say it was good to start with. One thing students should know is that course hero pays tutors 30% of what you pay and retain 70% . So when you are paying $50 the tutor is only getting $17. This is what makes the tutors ignore the hard problems and often take the light ones . So if the tutor wants to be paid $50 you as a student will have to pay $ 150. Worse still of late course hero set the max price for a question to be $50 limiting bargain between tutors and students. Later on course hero have engaged on tutors ripping scheme. Stealing from the poor tutors. After taking away 70% they are not content but have gone forth and are now stealing from tutors. Imagine a tutor has pending balances only to wake up and find an email saying he was sacked and course hero does not owe him . Before that they used to close tutors account but let them withdraw their money. Now it is not the case. What else can you call this if it is not a scam. I have been their tutor and my account was closed with pending money. Yes students get good help from tutors but course hero frustrates tutors . Stealing is now evident as thousands of tutors accounts are closed and money lost.

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Big Scam



September20, 2016

I guess it's now official that Course Hero is a big scam. They are closing tutor's accounts with a reason that only a scammer can give. Very many tutors have received this message and it seems your account is closed after you've accumulated some earnings. If it's dormant or zero, watch out guys. Look for another company!

"Hi

After a thorough review, we have discovered fraudulent activity on your account, which activity is a violation of at least Section 2 and Section 3 of our Terms of Use, and by reference the tutor guidelines and instructions under the Experts Section of our Frequently Asked Questions. Therefore, pursuant to Section 2 and Section 4 of our Terms of Use and the tutor guidelines regarding fraudulent activity, we have terminated your account and no further payment obligations are required.
If you feel you have received this message in error, you may contact us at [email protected]
Regards,
Course Hero Moderators"

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Coursehero scam



September16, 2016

I was going there requesting to get my thesis. but to my fear I got nothing. I searched for many more and got the sames. at long last . I got Nothing. http://education254.com are trying to develop something like the same but let see if when searching again we shall get a competitor with genuine materials with 99%

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September 25, 2016

My experieence as atutor on coursehero was not that good. I was scammed 500 usd.I prefer to deal with students directly. If you are a studnt and ned help in accounting,healthsscience,computer science,managemeent,nursing or chemistry. send me an email at [email protected]

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It used to be good but not any more



September16, 2016

I have tutored for some time now but the site has recently started doing some activities that I doubt. They just closed my account claiming that I have made many violations including detection of some fraudulent activity. I just lost about $300.

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