DrDre2001

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Hey people,

So i recently thought about MCAT tutoring. I do meet the requirements for major test prep companies, but i thought it could make more sense for me (and the students) financially if i just did this in a free-lance way and tutored independently.

I was wondering if it would be legal to just tell my students to buy xxx prep company's books and just have them use as that as our main source material throughout the course?

I used to have private tutors for math in middle school and they would just have me work out of McMillan Mgraw-hill math books or whatever and I'm sure that is fine, but i don't know... this seems a little different.

Your thoughts?
 
Jun 11, 2013
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I don't know but generally most people that tutor anything as far as I can tell use textbooks and material that aren't their own. I think the only problem would be if you said you were tutoring on behalf of the company when you weren't.
 
Jun 29, 2011
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100% okay..

The MCAT is a tricky test to freelance tutor for though.. it's tougher to attract clients because the consumer base is smaller and the test so high-risk that people will typically opt for more well-built reputations.
 
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100% okay..

The MCAT is a tricky test to freelance tutor for though.. it's tougher to attract clients because the consumer base is smaller and the test so high-risk that people will typically opt for more well-built reputations.
Yeah I agree. Most people choose to take Kaplan/Princeton Review classes because they know the instructors scored well AND have been trained. It also gives them access to a wealth of material and they usually have a 'guarantee' where they can repeat the course if needed.