How do I apply to become a Pundits tutor?
Please complete the quick form on this site and we’ll be in touch with a more detailed application form. If you meet the initial criteria, we will send you a follow up email inviting you to complete subject tests.
How do I get paid?
Pundits tutors enter their bank information into the app, and verify their account information via email. Our payments system is powered by Stripe, which ensures all billing information and transfers are subject to the latest security protocols. Payments take place every two days, and are delivered directly to your bank account.
What do I need to tutor for Pundits?
An ipad and a strong wi-fi connection! Some of our tutors like to use a stylus, as well, however it is not mandatory.
How do I get notified that students are on the app?
When you set your in-app status to available on the upper righthand corner of the screen, you will see questions come through. If you leave the app, but remain set to available, you will receive push notifications to your iPad letting you know of new student questions. If you are set to unavailable, you will not see these push notifications, however. Additionally, you can also opt-in to receive text notifications alerting you that a new question is available on the app.
How do I complete a subject test?
In order to complete your application to be a Pundits tutor, you must complete a subject test in each subject you wish to tutor. To do so, you must download the Pundits Tutor app from the App Store and sign up for an account. Once you are in the app, you will be able to complete tests one by one. Before doing so, make sure your mic is on and Pundits app is enabled full access to ensure you do not submit a silent application.
Can I preview student questions before accepting?
Yes. Please click on the image next to the student question to see it enlarged.
What do students see/hear?
Students see everything you write on the whiteboard and they hear everything you say (and everything you hear in your background). It is important you work from a quiet space, and even more important that your explanations are audible, legible and clear.
How long should I take to answer a student?
It depends on the difficulty level of the question, but generally 6-8 minutes is a good rule of thumb. Some easier questions can take 2-3 minutes and some more difficult or multi-step questions maybe take 10-12. Do not belabor points to increase your session payment. These sessions will likely get low ratings by our students who are looking for accessibility and convenience on our app.
What are you looking for in a Pundits tutor?
We are looking for experts in their fields who also have a charismatic and easy teaching style. Students on are app are not just looking for answers, but to deepen their understanding of challenging concepts. As all tutoring takes place via our iOS app, they also need someone who is tech-savvy and who can troubleshoot on the go.
What happens with completed sessions?
Students are able to watch their session as a video in their feed. Everything you do from accepting the question to the point of ending it is recorded. Completed sessions remain on their feeds. You can also view them as a reference. At the end of all sessions, you will receive a receipt via email letting you know how much you earned. Students are also prompted to rate the session.
Do I have to complete a background check?
Yes. All tutors who work for Pundits will have to complete a background check.
What subjects do you need tutors for?
Pundits is currently hiring math and science tutors with expertise in one or more of the following subjects: Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. We will be adding ACT and SAT English soon.
What do i do if app crashes at the home screen?
As apps and technology are sometimes finicky, it’s important to ensure that you have a strong internet connection and that your Pundits app is updated to the latest version. If you are unsure, you can uninstall and re-install the app. If problems persist, please contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.