Course Hero is an online learning platform where students and educators can access more than 20 million course-specific study resources. These include comprehensive user-contributed study documents and Study Guides for a wide range of college courses and academic subjects so that students can learn, understand, and master core concepts. There are also tutors available 24/7 who are equipped to answer any and all questions with step-by-step explanations. The service is free using Course Hero’s “free unlocks” feature, or students can subscribe starting at $9.95/month.
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Chegg allows students to rent and buy textbooks at discounted prices. A variety of online study services are also available through separate subscriptions. Access to Chegg Study, which includes its Textbook Solutions and Expert Q&A features, costs $14.95/month, and tutoring services start at an additional $15/week.
Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Course Hero and Chegg:
|More than 20 million user-generated course-specific study documents, all contributed by students and educators||Solutions for problems from 9,000 textbooks plus millions of homework answers from Chegg Experts (students or graduates)|
|Free content unlocked by uploading your own study documents, or by subscription for $9.95/month||Access to Textbook Solutions and Expert Q&A for $14.95/month|
|Study guides, videos, and illustrations for popular courses such as literature, econ, bio, chemistry, US history, and more||Solutions to textbook problems as well as questions asked and answered by students and enthusiasts|
|Free access to online tutors when you upload study documents (or available through subscription)||Separate tutoring plans that start at $15/week for 30 minutes of tutor time, or $0.75/minute|
|Practice Problems to help you prepare for exams||No Practice Problems feature|