I have done some freelance jobs for students that are essentially asking me to do homework projects for them. Usually I will try to present them with a finished product that does not directly do everything in their assignment, but the amount of work that the student will have to put in is minimal, so I suppose that it could be construed as cheating if the student was exposed asking for these types of jobs.
If I were to post information about these projects on my portfolio, is it unethical to say that they were done for tutoring or consulting purposes?
I would like to know what the perspective of a potential employer would be; for example:
- Would they care whether it was done as educational work or straight up doing work for a student?
- If I presented it as a teaching project, would an employer suspect that the work was directly copied by the student instead of using it to help them do their own homework?
Edit: As a sort of follow-up question, at what point does work of this nature cross from teaching/mentoring into cheating? For instance, is presenting examples of code or giving a student something like a physics simulation (that could be used for general problems but would also unambiguously help them do the project that they asked for) also unethical?