Today and in the next few newsletters weâ€™re going to be talking about ways for you to get more tutor students. If you donâ€™t like our topic please let us know and weâ€™ll change it. After all, this is your newsletter. Weâ€™ll give one promotion tip for those of you starting out and one for you who have a few tutor students. Iâ€™ll be using methods that have gotten me the most students first and go from there.
Starting Out â€“ Get on the tutor list
You want to get on the tutor list of schools in your area. Most schools have these, and if they donâ€™t youâ€™ll usually approach the same person in order to get on the list. Youâ€™ll want to talk with the guidance counselor.
First Contact â€“
You should have the schools number, call the school and ask to speak with the guidance counselor. It goes without saying, when you speak with them you want to be courteous and professional. When they get on the phone, remember especially during the beginning of the school year they are swamped with work. Ask them if itâ€™s a good time to speak with them, then ask them how to get on the tutor list. Theyâ€™ll then give you instructions on how to do it, make sure you write them down and then repeat it back to them. Thank them for their time.
Follow the instructions. They are slightly different in every school district. Most of them will ask a few of the same questions.
What do you tutor â€“ youâ€™ll want to list the subjects youâ€™re interested in tutoring.
Age groups/ grades you want to tutor.
When you can tutor and how much you charge.
No matter what the procedure, the day you call them you want to write them a nice personalized note, thanking them for their time and the opportunity. Youâ€™ll want to mail it out at the latest the day after you speak with them. Enclose your business card and a summary of what we listed above.
A few Tutor Students â€“ ask for referrals
If you already have some students youâ€™ll want to ask them for referrals. The students you have are already in a class youâ€™ll be tutoring in. You should create a brochure or a hand out to give them and you want to let them know if they send you a referral then youâ€™ll be happy to give them a free tutor session.
Inspiration â€“ Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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