Weâ€™ll be giving you at least a tip every week, some will be for those who have tutor businesses already, others will be for those that are just starting out.
You should already have the school calendars for each of the schools you have tutor students. It is also important that you know when students will be getting report cards.
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Ideas for getting new tutor students –
If youâ€™re just starting â€“
Everyone started where you are now (at the beginning). If you new to our site, we like to focus on long term tactics that continue to work, year after year.
You should know your schools â€“ you should know everything you can about them. Sign up for their newsletters, facebook pages.
Weâ€™ll pretend for a moment that I tutor high-school Math. The teachers that I want to focus on are those who tutor Freshman Math â€“ why because if we get students when they are beginning, we can usually keep them until they graduate. Most schools have websites and have a list of the teachers and what they teach. Use this list to find them on Facebook. Remember you donâ€™t want to stalk them, but you do want to introduce yourself to them. In the search box of Facebook, you can search for the name of the teachers. Friend them or follow them.
The last thing I want you to do this week is to make you a facebook page or a website (or both) details on doing that can be found in the next section.
If you donâ€™t have business cards â€“ youâ€™ll need some â€“ check out this video for more ways to get your first student.
If youâ€™ve had your tutor business for awhile â€“
Important note: Even if youâ€™ve just started your tutor business, Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll get something out of these tips for vets.
You should have a list from last year of the students that will want your tutor services again. You should contact them, reminding them of when youâ€™ll be tutoring for their student. Enclosed with the note (or phone call), tell them youâ€™re looking for more students and offer them an incentive. The best incentive is a free tutor session or something similar. The easiest customer to sell is one that is already sold to, and these recommendations are gold, because theyâ€™ve already told the prospective customer how great you are.
A reminder, every new student you get, you should give them the same option, and if they donâ€™t give you a referral, remind them. The best time to do that would be when their student does well on a test or gets on A on their report card, when they normally would have gotten a C.
You want to plan a bit for the upcoming semester to. Find out when the first grading period is, you want to really hit it this year. I have found that is the time when Iâ€™ve gotten the most new clients. Why? People begin to realize that maybe they arenâ€™t doing as well as they should be doing.
If you tutor college, a good time to do a blitz is after the first couple of weeks of school â€“ after theyâ€™ve had their first test. Weâ€™ve talked about doing some blitz things before, and we will do it again.
Do you have a website, or at least a facebook page? If so youâ€™re set for next week, if not then you need to get busy. The easiest thing would be to create a facebook page â€“ weâ€™ve talked about it before. You can find the link here â€“
If you donâ€™t have one, and would like for us to build you one, we do facebook business pages for $49 and normally have them finished for you in 24 hours. If youâ€™re interested in that send us a note firstname.lastname@example.org â€“ in the subject put I WANT a FACEBOOK page, and weâ€™ll send you payment details and what we need to have for you. That is a discounted price and Is good until the 15th.
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