Become A Tutor

Established in 2009, the BuffTutor Network has rapidly grown into a fast and very effective tutor referral service. Every semester, we receive hundreds of tutor requests from all fields of study (primarily Math & Science), so we are always looking for brilliant and exceptional tutors to add to our network!

We consist of full time and part-time tutors, so we are a great organization for experienced tutors who are still students or who have graduated and are in between jobs/careers. Our tutors have the flexibility to set their own rate and schedule, taking on only as many students as they want or can handle. Please read the following document for more information about how the program is structured and for eligibility criteria.

How Effective We Are

By hand-picking the tutors who join our network, thousands of students and parents have turned to the BuffTutor Network as a trusted source of experienced and knowledgeable tutors. In the past few years, the number of students we work with has steadily increased and most of our tutors were fully booked by the second set of midterms.

Number Of Requests

Fall 2013 (600)
Spring 2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2015

Breakdown of Tutor Requests By Subject

Math (30%)
Chemistry / Physics / Bio
Econ / Business /Stats
(Data From Boulder Location)

Structure & Eligibility

We Find The Student For you

We take care of all the marketing required to find the students. Our tutors simply wait for an e-mail from us with the student’s contact information. Once you've received a student, you can meet with him/he whenever and wherever works for both parties. Our tutors get to set their own schedule and rate.

Use Our Online Tools To Keep Track of Session Payments and Charges

We provide online tools to record and keep track of all sessions and payments. Our tutors use these tools to charge students for sessions and review student evaluations.

Easy Payment System

We require students to add a Credit/Debit card to their account. This protects our tutors by eliminating the risk of students refusing or forgetting to pay for sessions. When a tutor uses our online tools to charge a session, the payment is transferred to the tutor's bank account within a few days.

Fair Service Fee

No monthly fees! To pay for our services, we deduct a small service fee when a tutor charges a session. Since our tutors set their own rate and keep most of their earnings, they tend to earn more by working with us than by working with most in-town and online tutoring services while still keeping their rates relatively low and affordable. We value our tutors and keep our service fee lower than industry standard (which can be as high as 60-70%). All tutors start at a 35% service fee; after the first 100 hours, the service fee is determined by the tutor's rate. This encourages tutors to maintain a low rate while still earning their desired amount.

Tutor Rate Service Fee
(after first 100 hours)
<= $25/hr 20%
$26-40/hr 25%
$41+/hr 30%
***It is the tutor's responsibility to contact us when he/she has reached the cutoff for a lower rate. We will then review the tutor's evaluations and overall performance and determine whether or not to lower the rate. Only hours from students who have positively reviewed the tutor will count towards the total.
Carefully review the Eligibility Criteria before proceeding