Great question. Let's start out by asking a few more questions... Is using Wikipedia cheating? How about participating in a study group? Reading the textbook? What if a friend proofreads a paper for you? What if you search for something on Google?
The truth is, any resource, online or otherwise, can be used for both learning and cheating. All of these resources are different and have only one thing in common: you, the student. So, before you use Tutorial Answer or any other resource, ask yourself:
Do I have my instructor's permission to use this resource? For instance, you wouldn't open your textbook during a closed-book exam, right?
Do I have an honest desire to learn, or am I just trying to get someone to do my homework for me?
If (students') purpose was having someone else do their work, that would be viewed as a violation. But if people are using it as a tutor, then it's a tutor. It's the same online as it would be getting help at your neighbors apartment.
Tutorial Answer is not endorsed by any univeristy or any university personnel.
At the end of the day, we believe that most students don't use Tutorial Answer to cheat, and that we make a big difference in helping people learn. Here's what some students have said about the tutoring they've received on Tutorial Answer:
- "Explanations were easy to understand and only wish that I had known this kind of help was available earlier."
- "Wonderful to work with and very helpful. More helpful than my own professor."
- "Great work! You gave great examples and explained everything. Thank you!!"
- "Your detail goes far beyond what my book offers. If you not a teacher you should be. Cheers!"
We invite members of the community and academia to comment and provide recommendations regarding our service and policies. In fact, we encourage you to send an email to the site's founders. Of course, not everyone's experience is the same and results may vary, but we believe most students have been highly satisfied with our service.