Itâ€™s been a good day for ducks. I woke up to thunderstorms. Lightning and my computers donâ€™t play well together so I spent some time this morning reading and writing. My daughter will be taking her finals next week and then summer vacation begins.. my how the time goes by when youâ€™re having fun.
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The Year in Review â€“
As we wind down the tutor year and begin to transition to summer tutoring, itâ€™s time to reflect a little on how well you did this past year. I find itâ€™s always a good idea to review and then plan ahead.
- What did you do right? Everyone does something right. Youâ€™ll want to make sure you keep doing what youâ€™re doing well. Everyone (yes everyone) does some things well. If you have a hard time figuring out what that is, ask friends, family, co-workers and your students. You want to make sure you accentuate those things you do well. I am good at getting leads.
- What did you do wrong? Just like doing things well, sometimes we make mistakes. There is definitely nothing wrong with making mistakes as long as we learn from them. Youâ€™ll want to figure out what the problem is.. and sometimes that can be difficult.
- How did your studentâ€™s do? How did they improve?
- Did you have any surprise successes? Why?
- How can you grow your business? What advertising technique worked best? What didnâ€™t work? If an advertising method didnâ€™t work, try to figure out why. Remember advertising needs to be targeted to people who use (and need) your services. Your advertising should also give them a reason to contact you today.
Words of encouragement â€“
Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh-grade English teacher in Burbank, Calif., was just honored at the White House by being named National Teacher of the Year.
I loved the comment she made during one of her press conferences.
“I am not the best teacher in America. There isn’t just one.”
To Do List for the Week â€“
- Do the exercise above. Note anything you need to change? Write a list and begin to write down action steps.
- Donâ€™t forget about getting testimonials from your current students.