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.
How do I earn a featured listing as an educational provider?
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.
How long is my listing featured as an educational provider?
One credit earns the education provider a featured listing for 31 days.
How can I get a featured listing after the original one expired?
Simply refer 3 more educational providers and/or 6 students stated previously.
How long will the referral program be available?
Eventually one will need to pay a monthly subscription to be featured. The transition will start once we have 2000 active education providers.
What happens if I qualify for a featured listing by having 3 educational providers and 6 students in the same month?
You will be qualified for being featured for 2 months starting the following month.
Is there a sign up fee to be an educational provider?
Not right now. Once the platform reaches 2,000 education providers, there will be a nominal administration fee.
How do I get paid as an educational provider?
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.
How often will I get paid as an educational provider?
The frequency depends on what setting you set up in Stripe.
Can I be a student and an educational provider?
Yes, you will have access to listings you created as well as the classes you sign up for.
How are educational services purchased?
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.
How do I find more classes or courses while searching?
Keep clicking ‘Show More’ in yellow to display more options.
What happens if a student misses a scheduled time slot with their provider?
The credit for that time period will be charged and considered “used”. The educational provider will still be paid for that time.
Do I need to purchase textbooks and materials for each class or course?
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.
I can’t find a provider with the classes or courses I need. How can I request to have more course options?
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.
What curriculum is taught?
The student is able to use any curriculum that the student and the provider agree on.
How much does OWL Home Education Network cost for students?
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.
Do you have an Affiliate program?
Yes, we do! Simply go to https://reach-influencers.com/partner/owl/
As a provider, how can I view requests made by parents or students?
At the top or bottom of the page, click on the Browse Requests tab
Are independent academies and tutoring companies required to complete a background check?
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.
Is there a minimum price for all hourly listings?
Yes, all hourly listings have a minimum price of $12/hour
How do I complete my background check?
Background checks are optional at this time, but give you a cutting edge on your competition. You can simply go to https://workforce.sterlingdirect.com/InvitationCodePage?invitationCode=84191CCEA69243-B152CB2E
Does the background check cost money?
Yes, the amount varies depending on state, but usually around $160