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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... more


How Much Does a Tutor Cost?

You’ve decided on the type of tutor, now how much is it going to cost you? When hiring a tutor, you’ll find that you have a wide range of options, so it should come as no surprise that pricing will vary greatly depending on your child’s specific academic needs. So... more


60 Babysitter Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Finding the right sitter takes research, preparation, and a dash of intuition. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking before you decide on “the one.” Turns out your kids aren’t the only ones with homework. When it comes to finding the right babysitter for your family, you’ve got... more


The Background on Background Checks

This quick guide to background checks will help you navigate the process a little easier. Background checks can be an important part of the hiring process, as they can help in revealing a person's criminal history. Care.com provides access to background checks that can aid in your search... more


7 Free Tutoring Options

Get your kids the help they need, without spending a dime.     All children learn in different ways. Some are hands-on, while others are more instruction-inclined. A one-on-one or group tutoring session can make the difference between As and Bs on the next report card. There's absolutely no... more


Are You Paying Your Caregiver Minimum Wage?

Learn about the minimum wage laws in your state and pay caregivers what they're worth. Yes, you love your nanny, your housekeeper, your pet sitter and the other caregivers in your life. But do you pay them a fair wage? "Just as you are compensated for the work you... more


How to Write a Care.com Review

A quick review of a care provider will help families who are researching their care options. Learn how to create one.     When Kathy S. of Roanoke, Va. reviewed her child's favorite tutor, she had only one thing in mind: "I wanted everyone to know that I would... more


Preparing for the First Tutoring Session: A Guide for Students, Parents and Tutors

Whether you hire a private tutor or work with a tutoring center, make the most out of the first tutoring session with some preparation. Tutors go beyond helping your child keep up with course work or gaining an academic advantage. A good tutor will motivate a student to learn and... more