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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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November3, 2017

I got the answer, but I am not sure what you are paying for. You have to unlock answers even after you pay for a premier membership and is not fair to charge someone $40 and then make them have to work to unlock the answer.

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June 03, 2018

Yes, Course Hero - Scam

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October11, 2017

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.

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Scam alert!!



October11, 2017

This site is scam!!! Got membership a year for $119.40. Send 3 questions and got only 1 answer after 24 hours, the other 2 never get responses.. Stay away or you will lose your money!

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Unauthorized payments



October6, 2017

Paid for one month, decided that it was far too pricey for the service and canceled my subscription. 2 to 3 months later they charged me again out of the blue.

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June 03, 2018

Sad these dirt bags get away with ripping people off this way to systematically robo-bill unsuspecting people with unauthorized charges to their credit cards. This is clearly NOT an isolated incident as evidenced by the many, many, many similar complaints about this trash company Course Hero. Spread the word about these creeps.

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Success



August31, 2017

Course Hero has helped me through my most difficult and challenging times throughout my nursing program! Great study source!

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June 03, 2018

Yeah, sure, NOT. Fake review perhaps?

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They don't pay tutors who work hard for them and for students



July31, 2017

I worked as a tutor on coursehero. Since my subjects are actually my passion, in a very short time I answered a lot many questions. All of a sudden one day a mail came saying I received violation. The reason they gave was totally a bu***it. Then my account was blocked.
The system here is, student pay and post the question. When I answer the question, I get just 35% of what student paid. And that also I get after 14 days.
So likewise for 14 days before my account got blocked I answered almost 150 questions for which I was about to get around $250. All that money they stole.
Whatever be the fu***ng reason for deactivation, at least they should pay whatever earned before that point.
This behaviour shows it's a totally bu***it , unprofessional company.
Shame on you coursehero!!

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October 12, 2017

I am glad I read these review, because I was about to sign up for their scam !! If they steal money from their hard working tutors, imagine what they would do to innocent and naive subscribers !! Go to hell Course Hero Scam !

June 03, 2018

Yes! Go to hell Course Hero Scam! Shame on you!!!

Hmmm, looks like maybe Course Hero gets MAD if a Tutor happens to provide satisfactory content. Gotta get rid of that good one because the customers might actually get what they think they pay for and stop searching through crap, wasting time, money, and worthless "credits" rummaging through a frustrating bunch of worthless trash, in a guessing game to figure out "what's behind blurry document number 1, blurry document number 2, or blurry document number 3"??

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Very helpful



July23, 2017

This program has been very beneficial in helping me understand what they are asking for and what type answer fits most appropriately. When I have that information, I can understand fully knowing the correct answer. I have a problem understanding what the question is actually looking for but this guides me and helps me look at the question/answer completely. There are not many, but occasionally I will come across incomplete or missing answers that leaves me in the same spot I begin. Thank you

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Course Hero



July4, 2017

They are actually not completely bad. I think they can be helpful at times as much as they can be wasteful other times. Preferences do matter.

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June 03, 2018

Its so sad to see a Course Hero tutor who appears to be begging for their job back from a scummy company that appears to have just used them and trashed them. Did leaving a positive review work to get Course Hero to reactivate this persons tutor account/job? (From the other six reviews by this person, it appears this review was written by a tutor ex-employee.)

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