We like to think our blogs help our readers by sharing news, advice, ideas, research, and resources relevant to online learning and teaching. This blog differs slightly in that it is about us, Askademic! We pride ourselves on the services that we offer, as well as our values that are instilled in them. We are transparent with our pricing, aren’t involved in marketing partnerships, our teachers and tutors are passionate, customer support is in-house and friendly, privacy is top-notch, and we offer several free resources.
Askademic strongly believes education should be accessible, affordable, and high quality. That is why we keep prices lower than the other guys while still offering competitive compensation to attract and retain the best instructors. We do this by pricing our courses fairly in tiers and we even include our wonderful instructors in pricing strategies. Their inclusion ensures that we keep working with more and more of the best. Working with such amazing teachers results in brilliant and inspirational content that we are delighted to be able to share with students.
To offer even more to our students, we have made the first three videos of each course free. Not only does this mean free educational content, but this also allows students to be sure they want to take that particular course before paying. This free preview is the best way to be transparent with our students!
No Ads or Paid Recommendations!
We never advertise other services, companies, or ancillary product opportunities on our website, in our classes, in our videos, or with our students and teachers. Any type of recommendation from our teachers or feature in our blogs is based on the belief that it brings true value to you- not something we were paid to mention. Reaching our students’ academic goals will never be something we exploit.
We hire instructors from all over the world based on merit (and passion!). There are screenings to ensure they are proficient in English, their subject specialty, and foreign languages if applicable. English Language tutors require one of five ESL Teacher Certificates, other subjects require a relevant degree and/or experience, and we screen resumes thoroughly. We also offer support and maintain consistent communication with teachers to ensure certifications and abilities stay up to date.
At Askademic, real people are receiving your chat messages and inquiries. Sure, we have a few automatic responses that you can click on if it’s an easy answer. However, if you don’t see your answer or just feel like speaking to one of us, then you’re absolutely able to continue your message. Since we’re in different time zones than some of our students and teachers, we may need a few moments to respond. We want you to get the most out of our platform, and we want you to do it with ease.
We believe educational places need to be safe, as learning cannot take place under harmful or unreliable conditions. Teachers receive background checks upon their onboarding and content is monitored and encrypted for security. Payments are secure, and payment information in full is never stored. Even teachers won’t know your full name unless you decide to tell them!
We are serious when we say we will never exploit our students’ academic goals, nor the path to get there! That’s why we will provide FREE resources to paying and non-paying students. We want paying students to be confident they are getting their money’s worth and know that we’re rooting for them. We also want to be of service to those who are still thinking about joining us but haven’t yet committed. We appreciate all of you guys!
These free resources, ranging from practice quizzes, proofreading, vocabulary sheets, and more, will be available in Fall 2021.