Preply is an online platform which pairs students with private tutors, either locally in-person or remotely via Skype. It features a ranking algorithm which uses machine learning for classification and recommendation of tutors.
You can use filters in «Find tutors» section to narrow the search results for your needs and budget range. You can choose the speciality needed, specify the price range, preferred time for studying etc.
They specialize in English but they also teach other subjects and have teachers who teach 23 other languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese and Russian.
After you’ve scheduled your first lesson, you’ll need to input your credit card information. The first lesson has a satisfaction guarantee; If the session doesn’t turn out to your liking, the site promises to refund your money. The tutor decides on their rate based on their experience and their placement in the filtered search results.
After the first session, rather than having you pay as you go at a standard rate, you must prepay for several hours at a time to connect with a tutor. Five hours is the smallest purchase package. It’s true that you’re unlikely to see any improvement in your learning without a significant time investment, but we liked the flexibility of other sites’ purchasing options.