Hope you are having a wonderful week. If you missed last week’s issue you can find it here –
Other issues can be found here.
We’re still looking for things you would like us to write about. We can go on and on about things you don’t care about. You can change that by letting us know what you would like us to talk about. If you have any questions. ideas for future issues or thoughts about this issue you can:
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Advice – Magazines that may help. Â Here are some teaching magazines that we like.
The ACEI offers several different publications. http://acei.org/knowledge/publications/
Not a magazine but a useful site for Early Childhood – http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/default.aspx
Education week – http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html
Instructor Journal – http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/subscribe.asp
Do you have any you love – let us know in our comments section.
We’ve included some advice in our tutor guide on how to use magazines to help with your tutor sessions.
Beyond the Black Board looks like a pretty good movie coming up on April 24th. Details about the move can be found at the following url – http://www.evancamp.com/category/beyond-the-blackboard/
Tutor Tips –
As promised we have created a few videos to help you get more students.
The first video is 20 ways to get your first student (or your next student).
In the next two videos we expand on marketing with facebook and forums.
We hope you enjoy them.
Business Help – Retaining your customers
Let’s pretend for a moment that you have a tutoring business and you have 4 clients that you are serving. You’ve had them all for about 3 months. They pay on time and you like them and their parents so you want to keep them. Here are some ways you can do that.
1. You should schedule an appointment to speak with the parents at least monthly for a few minutes. Our guide talks about setting goals for the tutoring sessions. This is a time when you go over the goals, make new goals, talk about progress or even things they may not like.
2. If you don’t speak with the parents after every session, make sure to email them a summary of what you did during the tutoring session with their child and things they may need to work on.
3. We talked previously about making the tutor session fun for the child. Again if they howl every time it’s time for tutoring soon the parents will get tired of bringing them. As you tutor you’ll get better at striking the balance between learning and fun.
Next time in this section we’ll be talking about firing the customer, which sometimes (believe it or not) you’ll need to do.
Off the Hook
Do you like to garden as a way to relax … I know my wife loves to do that or crochet. If your green thumb is stuck or you just need some additional information this site has a ton of information.
If you do have a website – below are some tutorials
If you don’t have a website / facebook
21 Days to build your website – excellent resource also includes some of the best facebook tutorials we’ve seen.
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We look forward to seeing you next week.