We like to think our blogs help our readers by sharing news, advice, ideas, research, and resources relevant to online learning and teaching. Today’s 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, lack of marketing partnerships, our teachers and tutors, customer support, privacy, and free resources.
Askademic strongly believes education should be accessible, affordable, and still high quality. That is why we keep prices lower than the other guys while still offering competitive compensation to attract and retain the best tutors and teachers. We averaged the costs of some other well-known tutoring services and found a large difference between a simple one-hour session: Askademic- $17.99, Others (avg): $39. With a price difference like this, there is no question who to come to for homework and language help! We offer 2 hours of free sessions to new students to demonstrate the value of learning with our esteemed teachers. Sign up today to access your free classes.
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 teachers from all over the world based on merit. 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 a quick and 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. If you ever need to cancel or reschedule a class, it’s easy, and your class doesn’t get charged to your account. We just ask you to give our teachers a 12-hour courtesy notice.
We believe educational places need to be safe, as learning cannot take place under harmful or unreliable conditions. Teachers and tutors receive background checks upon their onboarding, and sessions are recorded, 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 Summer 2021.