Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. We had some visitors at our house that stayed a few days, my daughter graduated from the 8th grade and my niece graduated from high school. The weekend seemed like it lasted about 10 minutes, but I guess that’s how the good weekends go.
The incentive we’ve been offering for our tutoring guide has been going well. It is limited to 6 more folks. You get the current building your tutoring business guide and an additional guide in August that will show you how to expand your tutoring business by offering online services (and it isn’t as costly as you think).
You can order our guide at the following url –
—>> Advice – Â Over the next few weeks we’re going to be talking about retaining your clients / students. There are of course some instances when it is impossible to retain them, like they move on to high school and you only tutor the 7th and 8th grade, but there are other instances when this isn’t the case. We’ll be providing you wish some tips and concrete steps you can take to keep the clients you have.
—>> Tutor Tips – tips for teaching test taking skills – things to teach during the Summer. Here is a general bullet list for preparing for tests. Reviewing these could take at least one tutor session, especially the portion on using homework assignments. I’ve also found that generally teachers don’t change the type of test they give, the type of questions they ask. The fun part is figuring out what they may ask for the next test. It is a fun project (especially during the summer), to review closely the first test of the year from a teacher and then try to guess questions they would ask in future tests. The students may remember some of the questions (since they already took all the tests during the year), but they won’t remember them all. This will help them to develop a strategy for the next year.
Preparing for Tests
â€¢ Maintain good study habits: Do your class work.
o Understand homework assignments before leaving class.
o Record assignments received and completed. (again you could do a session on ways to track assignments / organize things)
o Make a study schedule and follow it.
o Tell your parents about schoolwork and homework.
o Turn in homework on time.
o Make-up assignments when absent.
o See teachers for additional help.
â€¢ Seek and use past homework assignments, class notes, and available review materials.
â€¢ Follow directions (again an idea for a tutor session or several tutor sessions).
â€¢ Find out when tests will be given out.
â€¢ Get a good night’s rest and eat a normal breakfast before testing.
—>>Â Business Help – Â What to post on your new wordpress site.
So what should you post to your new blog – that we built last week? The best thing I’ve found to do is take some quite time and think about the following – make sure that you have a notebook, notepad or something you can write / type on.
1. What are concepts that most of your tutoring students have trouble with. You can write a series of articles about this.
2. What are your favorite study tips.
3. Do you have any recommendations for good books to read / sites to visit on the web etc.Â You could do a post on each book or site that you like. If you have ten books you like, that would be ten posts.
4. Skills that students need to learn to be a success.
You don’t have to post something every day, but a weekly post will help people visit your blog more often. The more useful the content you post, the more likely people will be to share it. When they share it that equals more visitors for you which can end up being more students for your tutoring business. Â If you’re having any tutor specials you’ll want to mention these. These advertisements can go at the end of a post, make sure you also post them to your facebook account.
Next issue we’ll have a pdf on how to build a ‘regular’ site.
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