It’s that time of year, we all get colds and flu, so how can you keep your tutor business running, when you feel like you’ve been run over by a truck? Here are some tips.
- Hire some help. Many balk at this idea, they think it would be too expensive, cause too much additional paperwork etc. I suggest you hire another tutor when you get three or four students. Hire a student (high school or college) that excels at whatever subject(s) you tutor. You should already be friends with the teachers that teach the subject, ask them for a list of students that kick but and then contact them. Explain to them that it is part time, let them know they’re paid for every hour they tutor a student (I always pay them half) – so if they tutor a $25/ hour student, they’ll get $12.50. With guidance from you let them set the hours they want to tutor the student. We have some more guidance on hiring someone here – http://cleverapple.com/hiring-employees-for-your-small-business-tutor-business/
- Another reason I recommend tutoring online – even if you don’t feel like it, you won’t have to get out of the house and you want run the risk of giving whatever you have to your student.
- When signing up the student, make sure you have an absence policy and details of how tutor sessions can be made up.
My best advice would be to hire some help.