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Tutor Business Tips â€“ Finding Leads
In the survey â€“ so far it seems most people want to know how to find students.
I like thinking of ways that will last a long time. Systems you can set in place and they will work until you stop them. One of the best ways Iâ€™ve found to do this is to get on the school districts tutor list, speak to the guidance counselor, and become friends with teachers that teach the subject youâ€™re tutoring. Each of those ways allows you to get the word out, year after year.
If you notice, all of those methods have something to do with schools. The first thing youâ€™ll want to do is figure out what schools in your area youâ€™ll want to target. Youâ€™ll want to target schools that teach what youâ€™ll be tutoring. So if I was tutoring High School Math, the first school I would target would be the high school closet to where I live. If youâ€™re tutoring elementary schools, I would pick out three schools that are close to where you live. If youâ€™re tutoring online, I would still start targeting local schools.
Youâ€™ll want to do a few things before you work on contacting folks.
- Find the website for the schools.
- Find the Facebook page for the school â€“ if they have one.
I like to work on contacting the guidance counselor for the school first. You can usually find them in listings for staff at the school. Youâ€™ll want to figure their name and phone number.
On Friday on the blog weâ€™ll talk about figuring out what to do next.
Tutoring at someoneâ€™s home
We talked this week to a person that bought our course. He asked about some tips for tutoring at someoneâ€™s home, as opposed to tutoring at your house. Hereâ€™s what I had. If you have any tips please feel free to share with us.
Since you’ll be traveling to your customers – here’s what I would do to get the most out of the course.
1. Make sure you sign up for the email series.
2. During the email series it will focus on some things you’ll want to do every day / every week.
Everything is the same
– getting students
-interviewing clients (although you can do this at their home if you wish)
The actual tutoring will be the same except you’ll be at their homes – here are a few tips.
1. Make sure you keep track of the miles driven for tax purposes.
2, Do a test drive to the students home before the actual tutor day so you’ll know about how long it takes to drive there.
3. When possible schedule students in the same neighborhood, the same days. This will help you save money on gas.
4. You’ll want to make sure you prepare the evening before. Get all the material you’ll need to tutor for the next day. I’ve used small rubbermaid crates for this. I have two. One that has general supplies – things you may need – that box stays in the car. Then the tutor box.
5. Make sure you pick a good tutor spot at the home. You’ll want to try and keep that spot the same throughout the tutoring.
Any questions let us know – we’re here to help you become a success.
Next time â€“ building your blog â€“ posting things (it will help people find you).
Hope you have a wonderful week.