Back to School
As the summer holidays draw to a close, teachers and students approach the coming year with a combination of trepidation and excitement for the coming year. Parents are probably looking forward to life returning to some kind of normality, and tutors are mulling over how best to fill their lesson schedules for the coming year! But no matter where you’re sitting, the start of a new academic year is the perfect time to get on top of tutoring!
Students get ahead with tuition
Although the start of a new academic year is the perfect time to bring a tutor onboard to help a student on their education journey, you are likely to find a student’s peers are already taking advantage of additional tuition. With school resources stretched like never before, and competition for places in further education stronger than ever, the one-on-one support of a good private tutor can make all the difference. Studies have consistently shown that students taking advantage of extra tuition outside of school outperform their peers.
Peers being one step ahead on tuition can be a positive thing in the respect of helping you to find a good tutor. You should be able to gather information on good local tutors, as well as seeing for yourself the results that they have helped others achieve. Qualified tutors are generally not hard to find, but tutors with proven track records and an established rapport with students are fewer and further between. Speaking with parents and other students will give you a much better idea of whether a tutor is a good fit for you than marketing materials or a website. Make sure you ask good questions around cot and frequency of lessons, and perhaps most importantly whether the student enjoys their tuition sessions. The school day is already long enough without filling the hours outside it with stress – a good tutor will be able to make the sessions engaging and fun, which hopefully the student can enjoy.
Teachers grow their wings with tuition
More and more teachers are turning to private tuition, either as a career in its own right or as a valuable second income for rainy days, holidays or unforeseen expenses. With everyone about to head back to school for another year, it is natural to reflect on past years and consider options for the future. As a teacher, you’re already on the front foot for a successful tuition career, with classroom experience and qualifications which are highly prized by parents, students and tuition companies. To be a successful tutor, you will need to do little more than making the decision to start offering private tuition and advertise your services accordingly.
The Internet has made plenty of tools available for tutors to advertise, and for students to find their tutors, and Tutorially™ can really put you centre stage. With tutor profiles that search engines rank highly, an established userbase of students who are looking for tutors today and powerful business management features that make running a tuition business a breeze; once you’ve made the decision to be a personal tutor, your next decision should be to sign up with Tutorially™ - completely free while you get your tuition business off the ground. Tutors can focus all their time and energy on teaching, letting Tutorially™ handle everything else!
Tutors, time to get busy!
Back to school time is, for a tutor, one of the best points in the academic year to acquire new students. New schools, new subjects, new challenges, as well as the possibility of tests and examinations looming, all combine to create a lot of activity in the tuition marketplace with parents and students eager to do whatever they can to secure the best possible education outcomes. Time to get ahead!
Make sure your website and marketing materials are up to date, and if you haven’t already done so be sure to ask your existing students for references and testimonials. Prospective students will place a great deal of stock in the experience of others, so if you have lots of happy customers, make sure you’re not the only one who knows! Tutorially™
can help you here, with easy requests for references via instant messaging and student reviews displayed prominently on your tutor profile for prospective customers to see.
Once signed up with Tutorially™
you can also manage your schedule, create automatic reminders for lessons, invoice students, track student progress as well as all your financial information from one access-anywhere portal. Running a tuition business has never been easier! All the time you save with a great tutor business management system can be dedicated to growing your business and delivering the best service you possibly can to students new and old.
Get to it
Good luck for the coming year from everyone here at Tutorially™
, we hope you enjoyed your summer break and are all ready to get after it – let’s make this year the best yet! Whether you’re ready to look for a tutor, make a start as a tutor or become an even more successful tutor than you already are, we’ve got the tools to help you succeed.