Stephen Downes

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This article describes the experience of Leo Salvatore, one of 3,000 online tutors employed by Paper, an online tutoring company. "Dozens of tutors describe similar stories on a Reddit discussion board, complaining about time constraints and low pay (Starting wages were recently increased to $18 an hour.)."  Some tutors "describe a sweatshop-like atmosphere where tutors quickly burn out and are fired." They use a text chat interface and may be communicating with a number of students at once. "Students at schools that pay Paper between $40 and $80 (per month? per year?) per pupil are entitled to unlimited on-demand tutoring at any hour of the day."

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2023 4:06 p.m.