Does the background check cost money?

Is there a preferred email account we should create an account with?

If you plan on being an educational provider there are features that work with Google calendar, so using a Gmail account is best. We recommend that even students use a Gmail account as opportunities may come up for tutoring later on.

One credit is earned by referring 3 education providers that sign up, create a listing, complete their background check and is verified by admin. Also by referring 6 students that create an account and sign up for a class.

One credit earns the education provider a featured listing for 31 days.

Simply refer 3 more educational providers and/or 6 students stated previously.

Eventually one will need to pay a monthly subscription to be featured. The transition will start once we have 2000 active education providers.

You will be qualified for being featured for 2 months starting the following month.

Not right now. Once the platform reaches 2,000 education providers, there will be a nominal administration fee.

You set your price, and the parent/student pays through the platform with Stripe and will have your fee less the service fee for the platform.

The frequency depends on what setting you set up in Stripe.

Yes, you will have access to listings you created as well as the classes you sign up for.

Through the Stripe secure payment process on the OWL website with a credit or debit card. Purchases outside the platform are not permitted. See Terms and Conditions.

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The credit for that time period will be charged and considered “used”. The educational provider will still be paid for that time.

It’s a case by case basis and each provider and student are responsible to purchase all materials and tools needed for each class or course, if needed.

While on the screen for Browsing Classes, scroll to the bottom and fill out the ‘Post a Request” form. Include as many details as possible to increase better match possibilities.

The student is able to use any curriculum that the student and the provider agree on.

The platform itself is free. The only costs include paying your teacher or tutor and any materials and tools needed for your classes or courses.

Yes, we do! Simply go to

At the top or bottom of the page, click on the Browse Requests tab

No, as long as the Third Party Liability Form is signed and sent back to OWL and such parties are in good standing with their company and can provide documentation to a parent/student upon request.

Yes, all hourly listings have a minimum price of $12/hour

Background checks are optional at this time, but give you a cutting edge on your competition. You can simply go to

Yes, the amount varies depending on state, but usually around $160