I was clearing out old emails the other day. There is something like 1500 unopened emails in my inbox!
A few emails from CentrePad popped up. I don’t know if the company is still inexistence but before I got started tutoring, I was looking on a job site for tutoring jobs. One came up from them and I scheduled in a call.
During the call they told me about this platform they had created. It was revolutionary! People looking for tutors could log on, you would be there to offer a free taster session, from there they could book in a course of lessons should they choose to. They made it sound amazing!
What’s more it was only something like £500 to sign up to use their platform.
A steady flow of interested students all breaking the door down to find tutors, just like me…
I would take myself up to my bedroom at 6 o’clock twice a week to carry out a free taster for anyone who happened to turn up. How many people turned up? No one. Week after week I would just sit there with a blank computer screen desperately waiting, anticipating all these students who were “Looking for a tutor, just like me”
I think that’s another reason I wasn’t confident that starting tutoring by myself would work. But this time I addressed it completely differently. What’s more, I could talk to people as individuals and find out they/ their child needed/ wanted.
I have learned so much in 10 years. One of the biggest things I have learned is sometimes you just have to take the first step (I am also a lot more cynical when people try to sell me something).
What’s your first step to getting started?
If you have ever thought about tutoring as a business, now is the perfect time.
If you would like more information about how to run your own tutoring business, please email me and we can see if we are the right fit for you.