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.
117 ‘Course Hero’ Reviews
I had a great experience with getting a refund after getting billed for my yearly subscription. I have not used their service for over a year and some companies are a real pain in the butt in situations like this; Coursehero.com wasn't.
I tell everyone how really great this class was for me, and encourage everyone to take it. No body can become too successful, so every tool we can add, is a step closer to our success.
As guys used to write bad reviews about course hero some few months ago and others years, let all know the company has changed a lot for the better of both tutors and students. I have been a tutor here from Mid 2016 up to now.
1. The pay for questions has gone up now.
2. The student can cancel the question and receive their money back to their cards or PayPal anytime they feel the answers were not correct.
3. The management has stopped closing tutors account for no reason, they sound polite nowadays.
4. I bet you, in the next 4 to 6 years, Course Hero will be the largest library for past papers and course materials.
5. To apply as a tutor today, you need to possess high rated professional documents like masters certificate or company letter.
6. The only thing they have done, that sounds negative to me is removing the advanced questions section. Today, only basic questions that require simple explanations. I think the management should then raise the maximum amount the students can pay for a given task and ensure the tiers are working, as per now, these so called tiers do not work as purported.
Any account closed, must have been inactive for more than one month or two, and if not, then had violated the rules severally, maybe one can say, the moderators have been punishing tutors heavily for minor mistakes.
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.
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.
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!
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.