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Course Hero
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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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Computer Science, Accounting, IT and general research and Writing



October6, 2016

If looking for help within these areas then Course Hero is a scam of late. It has lost its professional tutors who were uncomplainingly working for the 35% of students pay. As if this is not enough justice they decided to close their accounts while they had pending balances. Imagine waking up as a tutor to find your $300 is gone. Course Hero are not just scammers but racists too. They chose Kenyans as the tutors to rape. After taking their 70% they still stole the remaining. If you are looking for tutor help we are still very much alive. Course hero may have taken our money and accounts but we still have our brains and computers. Internet is still there to connect us to students.

Course hero is a scam. No explanation can explain the action they did. Worse still they dont respond at all. Which company would let its name be tarnished and not defend it. They closed their fb accounts posting so you cant post there. Despite all the complains they opted to delete posts instead of responding to them. These people are just thieves. Warn your friends about course hero.

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SCAM!



October6, 2016

Loosing money made easier!
The easiest way to loose money as an online tutor is opening a course hero account, work for endless nights because one day you'll wake up and voila, your hard earned income is gone. Not because you were not diligent with your work but rather, just because of reasons only known to CH.
To dear students, I don't know of your experience with CH, but given the reviews on tutors loosing money you have already paid to CH, and not paid to the tutors, I think it can only be fair if you refrain from CH completely. Use other platforms.

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COURSE HERO CLOSED KENYANS ACCOUNTS TO HAVE THEIR DOLLARS!!!!!!!!



October5, 2016

Course hero is not a legitimate site especially for tutors, they pay 35% of what students pay and close accounts just when they feel they need to. Course hero should re-open Kenyan accounts and give the tutors their money back which I know due to their greediness they definitely cannot. I lost 300USD within a snap of a finger due to unknown fraudulent activities that course hero put on me...there was no such activity on my account rather course hero wanted to smash my hard earned cash that i spent sleepless nights making...BE FAIR COURSE HERO!!...You can

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October 08, 2016

this is soo bad. i also lost mine in the same site . my account was closed indefinitly

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Downloaded over 10 documents and they say I have only downloaded 5.



October3, 2016

This company is taking advantage of students, and apparently the tutors. Twice I have tried to download documents from previous classes to obtain free unlocks like they offer, however both times they tell me to keep downloading documents even after the 10. These were good documents and they denied some. Let this company go out of business. Don't bother downloading documents for free unlocks.

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NOT that bad.They just don't care about their tutors or maybe it's a Fraud



October3, 2016

I have been working for course hero since february I provided quality answers and they promoted me from tier 1 to tier 3 within one month thats means i could earn 45% of what student paid. They then changed their business strategy to appear cheap to students by making their basic questions their main focus so the advanced questions became less available and as a tutor you had adapt to this. The tutor who answers the question first is paid unless the student specifically rates another answer this is source of the quality problems with course hero as tutors competes on who will answer first without much regard to quality. This has also brought about some fake tutors who just post a fake answer and hope the student will not rate the answer or it will be the only answer. For example you
will find answers such as " working..........." The other downside of their strategy is that students thinks any work can be done by just $8 or less. So you will now find a 10 pages work and the payment to you will be$ 2.8 - $3.6 depending on you tier. So when a fake tutor just post a fake answer like " working..." on that question no other genuine tutor can answer 10 pages assignment for $2.8. this ends up motivating the fakes tutors as they can earn without sweating and they continue posting their fake answers even after being put on probation they open new accounts and continue making their kill. Due to this quality and many fake accounts course may have been prompted to start closing accounts from certain region indiscriminately that's without regard whether the accounts are fake or genuine. This has caused unimaginable pain to the genuine tutors whose accounts has been closed down like myself with more than $600. And to make the situation worse they just send a system generated email giving a general description of reasons i.e
" 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]"
I thought it was system error so I contacted them stating that I believe thats an error and If indeed they think I engaged in fraudlent activities as they call they provide with a specific activity that I engaged in. They took five working days just for to reply with their system generated email but now with a moderator named Forest.
Its painful when you loss your hard earned money that made you stay all night buts its more painful to lose something you have worked hard to create like a tutor profile. I was getting direct questions because of that profile and after that course hero did not have the courtesy to explain to me why they closed my account they can only accuse me of fraudlent activities while I now feel they are the real fraudsters after reading all these reviews or maybe it's their new business model.
I wish there is a good competitor who values the work of their tutor because in course hero the tutor does the donkey work and well receives the donkey treatment but robbing us of our earning is complete unjustifiable.
My email is [email protected] incase of finance, economics, accounting, business,and management questions

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What A scam??/



September28, 2016

I recently open a tutor Account At Course Hero on 22nd Sep 2016. What? only 5 days old???

And because i understand the mission which lead me there, I had already completed 17 questions and pending payments accumulating to $125. I was shocked just a few minutes ago while working offline for a student, that i was not able to log into my account and upon opening my email, i was hit with realization that my sleepless 5 days just varnished that way.

how i wish i had seen this trend before! but all is not lost. We are many and we can start a viral anti-course hero campaigns across social platforms.
I NOW PREFER DEALING DIRECTLY WITH STUDENTS and for this reason, i have build my own shop here...helpinassignments.wordpress.com
Visit me with all YOUR ACADEMIC AND ARTICLE problems and i assure you of nothing but the best.

Many thanks course hero did not still my SKILLS

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This is a total scam



September27, 2016

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:
[email protected]

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Course Hero is a scam.



September27, 2016

I've been a course hero tutor for a long time and there is no doubt that if you are one you regret it one day. They terminated my account with more than $300 USD. considering that a tutor earns 35% - 50% of what the student pays, you can imagine the money I had worked for.
I would prefer to deal with students/clients directly.
I can help in business, marketing, communications, religion, and other few courses.
I'm online 24/7. My email is; [email protected]

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