Our goal in creating these guidelines is to allow Motee users to connect and find great study partners and tutors, while ensuring that everyone can use our service safely and enjoyably.
Motee is all about recognizing the special talents and contributions of every individual in your campus community. Use Motee to tell someone you noticed something cool they said or did, or that you appreciate the help they provided in some small or large way.
Respect creates trust, and trust is crucial to using Motee successfully to connect and share. Share things in Motees that you would want to hear from your good friends. Be nice.
As a Motee user on your college or university campus, think of Motee as a virtual classroom or campus space, where you would be bound by your campus rules and code of conduct. Represent yourself and your school responsibly on Motee, just as you would in your campus library.
Do not violate someone’s trust and privacy. Don’t expose anything someone did thinking it would not be made public. Keep in mind that Motees will be publicly viewed by others.
Do not use Motee to make someone feel bad or embarrassed. Don’t send people messages they don’t want to receive.
Do respect your peer tutor’s time and personal space. Also respect others around you while you are in a tutoring session.
Don’t ask someone else to cheat or do your work for you.
Be your authentic self, and expect others to do the same. Do not misrepresent yourself or your abilities.
In tutoring sessions, study groups, and study partnerships, honor your commitments and obligations. Be responsive to Motees and messages from your friends and study partners.
Do not engage in discriminatory behavior or hate speech. Follow all applicable laws and do not treat others differently because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, disability, or serious diseases. Insulting others on these bases is not allowed.
Never threaten to harm a person, group of people, or their property by words or physical actions.
Never use Motee to share personal information to defame, shame, or blackmail someone.
Never use Motee to intimidate someone, target someone with unwanted behavior, or engage in coercive or persistent unwanted sexual advances.
Do not say anything sexually explicit, even about yourself.
Never threaten self-harm as a way of coercing or bullying someone else.
If someone blocks you, do not contact them from another account.
Check your privacy settings to choose who can see various aspects of your profile.
Keep your password safe. Don’t share your password with other people, applications, or websites. Use a different password for every service you use.
If you experience harassment, stalking, or bullying, block the person and report it to us immediately through our Contact Form. You may also consider reporting the incident to local law enforcement.
A note on safety: If any of the safety guidelines are violated, Motee reserves the right to remove any offensive content or terminate your account. If your account is terminated, you won’t be allowed to use Motee again.
Staying safe on Motee is everyone’s responsibility. See below for additional safety resources.
You are a hard-working, motivated college or university student. Your institution would not have accepted you if they didn’t think you were more than capable of succeeding. They also almost certainly expect that you’ll need help along the way. Most schools provide various support resources for students, including tutoring services, faculty office hours, and help rooms.
We want you to use Motee, along with that entire arsenal of tools available to you, to succeed. Motee can provide instant, effective academic and emotional support when you need it. With these resources, you can get more motivated and more engaged. Engaged learning leads to growth.
One way to make the most of the Motee app is to complete your user profile data. That data helps people know who you are and what you’re good at. This allows them to find you and match with you for projects, exam prep, and peer tutoring.
Another way to make the most of the Motee app is to send Motees. Sending Motees helps the app build other people’s profiles to give the community a better sense of who those people are. Sending Motees is also a great way to get Motees.
Last, use Motee to become a peer tutor. Everyone – including you – has something to offer another person. Maybe you’ve taken the class before, or are an upperclassman or graduate student, or are just a whiz in some topic. Teaching a topic to others helps you understand it better too, and it develops leadership and communication skills. It looks great on a resume and earns you some money along the way. There’s no downside!
Send a Motee, get a Motee, and whatever you do, don’t give up on your dreams.
Additional Safety Resources
If you feel that someone is in immediate danger, contact your local Law Enforcement for assistance right away.
If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please seek help as soon as possible.
If you are in the US and you are in crisis or emotional distress, you can text KIND to 741741 to talk to a live, trained crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line. This service is free and available 24/7. If you are in the United States, you can seek assistance by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
If you are not in the US, please visit The International Association for Suicide Prevention to find Crisis Centres throughout the world.