What started out as a whimpy winter here, has changed its mind. We got our first real snowfall of the season yesterday with 3 or 4 inches, Thursday thru the weekend we might get a foot along with Freezing rain.
One Note – we have a live hangout scheduled for Saturday morning for those who have purchased our Online Tutor Guide – it is scheduled to begin at 8am but if we lose power – which is possible then we’ll reschedule it for next weekend.
We have hundreds of posts on our Blog – beginning Tuesday and continuing till we get tired we’ll be bringing those out, dusting them off, making any changes and posting them.
Do you have anything that you would like for us to discuss – we love taking questions and if we don’t know the answer then we’ll work on finding one for you.
Today we’re going to talk about Snow Days / Snow Plans for your tutor business.
Depending on what part of the country that you live in, this can happen frequently during the winter months. It is better to have a plan in place when you sign up the tutor student. When the students and their parents know what happens if it snows it makes it better for everyone. This should be a written document that you get the parents (or tutors) to sign when you begin tutoring them.
- Contact – how they contact you and you them in case of a snow day. This should be a convenient way for you to get messages. My recommendation would be a phone call to you or you call them.
- Discuss how tutor days can be made up. This is one of the reasons why I love online tutoring so much – you don’t have to worry too much about what the weather is you can still tutor your students. Tutoring on the weekend is a way to make up the hours you might have lost during the week. This way you still tutor them (and are paid).
- Money – what happens when tutor sessions are missed.
- In the document you want to make sure they don’t risk their life to attend a session (and if you’re driving to tutor someone you don’t want to do that either).
Here is a sample document
We at Clever Apple tutoring understand that sometimes the roads are slick and you may not be able to bring your students to (our address) and for student we visit at your home we may not be able to travel their safely.
If you need to cancel because of weather, please call 555-5555 as soon as you know you won’t be able to attend. We will call your number at least an hour or two if we can’t make the at home session.
Tutor sessions will be made up on the following two weekends after a snow day. You can visit www.cleverapple.com click on the schedule link to confirm the alternate time. We will be available on Saturdays from 8am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 1pm till 5pm. Spots fill up fast so please reserve your spots as soon as possible. If we drive to your home we’ll send you a few different choices and you can choose the one that is most convenient for you.
If you can’t attend one of the weekend sessions, contact us and we’ll schedule makeup sessions with you.
That is just an example and you can tweak it to your needs.