There is an abundance of things you need to consider before becoming a tutor and then once you have started tutoring there are an plenty of factors to consider.
These are what I would consider to be the most important tips when becoming a tutor:
Before you begin:
Think carefully about who it is you want to tutor
1) Their age
2) Ability level
3) The subject
4) Their preferred learning styles
Where will the lessons take place?
1) In a tutoring centre
2) In your home
3) In their home
Once you are very clear about who you want to tutor, where, how and what you need to be clear about how you are going to
market your tutoring business to these people.
Some suggestions include:
1) Facebook ads
2) Facebook page
3) Google ads
5) Google my business
6) Your website
Having established the marketing you are going to focus on the next tip when tutoring you will need to consider is
writing a profile that will make you stand out.
1) What is your background?
2) What is your attitude to tutoring and how children learn?
3) What is special about you?
Now your next consideration are the lessons themselves.
This is where I want to highlight what I would probably deem to be the most important tips when tutoring.
Ask to be paid in advance. You may want to offer a free lesson first to show that you are reliable. This avoids non-payments and late payments which are far harder to chase after the event.
Ask for testimonials. If you can display that you are as good as you claim to be, you will find it far easier to find students. Word of mouth is one of the best forms of marketing you can have, it’s free and deemed reliable. A good reputation will spread quickly. However, a bad experience will spread even faster, so do be careful and always offer the very best support that you can.
If this has whetted your appetite, but you feel you need more support on becoming a tutor, read on…
Becoming a tutor is a big step, it does take hard work. There will be times that you are pulling your hair out with frustration, other times when you are jumping with joy.
If you are serious about becoming a tutor, we are here to help.