Where has this week goneâ€¦ I donâ€™t really know. Itâ€™s one of those weeks when itâ€™s Monday and then itâ€™s Thursday. My daughter got her permit yesterday. It was funny watching her study for the test (online of course â€“ and they even have an app for that now) and remember how I studied for the test (read the book). I think she ended up getting a 96 and now itâ€™s time for the fun to begin (teaching her how to drive).
6 Ways to Keep your Current Tutor Students â€“
One of the best ways to grow your business is to keep the current students you have. If you havenâ€™t learned already, it is much easier to keep a student than it is to get a new one. Here are some tips to keep those students (if you have any ideas you would like to add we would love to hear from you).
1.Â Â Â Â Â Improve the studentâ€™s performance. If you tutor them well in the subject youâ€™ve been hired to tutor them in, then youâ€™re doing your job. If you arenâ€™t improving their grades then youâ€™ll want to figure out why. When you figure out why youâ€™ll want to work on fixing the problem. If itâ€™s a problem that involves effort on the students part then youâ€™ll want to make sure the parent knows whatâ€™s going on.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Keep Appointments. If you say their appointment starts at 4 pm, then start at 4 pm. Your being prompt will also remind them they need to be prompt as well.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Be available. This is especially important as theyâ€™re studying for exams or getting ready for a big project.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Keep track of how youâ€™re doing and make sure you share it with however is paying the tutor bills. This helps to remind them theyâ€™re getting a good deal for the money theyâ€™re spending. If you helped them improve their grade from a C to a B, let them know about it.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Give them something extra. Try to give them something extra every month. This could be some extra time, a book, study materials or something similar.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Thank them. Make sure you thank them for letting you teach their child (or them). Do this often.
If youâ€™re running a tutor business you know that weâ€™re getting close to Spring Vacation time. If youâ€™re taking a bit of vacation time that is good, everyone needs a break every now an then. If youâ€™re planning on working then youâ€™ll be able to earn some extra money during that time. Weâ€™ve talked about some ideas before, in case youâ€™ve forgotten here is a list.
- Extra tutor time for those who need it.
- Early preparation for semester exams.
- SAT / ACT prep.
- Tutor camps â€“ this works especially well if you have parents that will be working and students that donâ€™t have anywhere to go.
In our blog weâ€™ve talked in depth about each of these, youâ€™ll just need to do a search for them.
Links you can use â€“
This is cool â€“ 3d art in your browser â€“ warning if you like to draw, make sure you give yourself a couple of hours because you will be there for awhile.
Weâ€™ve talked about iPad apps for helping you teach / tutor. Hereâ€™s a website thatâ€™s dedicated to helping you find some good apps.
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