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Course Hero | Homework Help

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Pricey option for convenient tutoring and study help.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

One of the best text based tutoring sites

This is very efficient site for students educational tools resources.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For the price a one tutoring session a month, this tool can offer students access to ask a tutor questions. For an app, the Course Hero | Homework Help subscription is pricey, but for higher level high school classes and college courses, this may be a worthwhile investment. The tutors respond very quickly -- there are usually hundreds available at any time. The course documents, though, are sketchier. Some schools and classes may have stellar content while others may be disappointing. Overall, the customer service and tutoring service are very responsive, so the quality of the course docs might improve -- or be an acceptable loss.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Math : algebra, Science : engineering, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, Social Studies : history
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, Collaboration : meeting challenges together
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (subscription and in-app purchase options including $24.99 to unlock 10 assignments, $38.99/mo.)
  • Release date: September 11, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Course Hero, Inc.
  • Version: 1.19.51
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: January 30, 2023

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