An introduction to tutoring
What you'll learn
- The course provides 5 simple key steps to starting a successful tutoring business
- The course presumes you have the knowledge and are in a position to get started (no formal qualifications are needed in the UK to be a tutor)
Thinking about becoming a tutor but you have questions before you get stated?
This short mini course is designed to answer some of those questions for you.
It will walk you through:
Who is your ideal student.? This is key. The more confident you are with this, the better position you will be in present appropriate lessons, with suitable resources and market to people who are seeking your skills.
You can ensure you are a specialist rather then a generalist.
How much should you charge? Maybe you would be better to approach this as what can I offer? Once you are confident with that you are far better placed to know where to set your pricing.
Where to market your tutoring business. Knowing your ideal customer is going to be fundamental in this so that you know that you are positioning your marketing in a place where it will be seen by the people you are looking to support.
Planning a lesson. Is this necessary? There is a phrase that states: Perfect planning prevents P**s poor performance.
Potential resources. Having got this far you are going to want to put your lesson together with a wealth of resources. But where will you find them? This video endeavours to answer that question for you.
And the 3 potential avenues to take you forward from there.
In the first introductory video I will introduce myself and give you an insight to who I am and how I built Clara James Tutoring from just me, myself, and I to becoming a national brand which has repeatedly been recognised as finalists in national awards.
Who this course is for:
- This course is aimed at those who are thinking of starting a tutoring business
When my oldest daughter was young, she came across as being very clever and astute when you spoke to her, but when you saw her written work, you would think it had been produced by a completely different child. She could spell the same word 2 or 3 different ways on the same page and not notice a difference between any of them.
I asked her school if they agreed that she might be dyslexic. They instantly dismissed dyslexia as an excuse for laziness.
I didn’t have the confidence to push my point further so I decided to do everything I could to help her myself.
Over the coming years I learned everything I could about different learning styles and learning difficulties. I completed a degree in childcare and education and worked in numerous educational settings. Often with children that had profound learning difficulties.
In 2012 I started a tutoring business. Everything I had learned up to this point influenced how I presented it. Everything I had learned told me that for learning to be effective it had to be inspiring, motivating, interactive. The child needed to be relaxed, feel confident and enjoy the experience. So those were the foundations I used. Those were the principles that made us so different from so many other tutors. These experiences and influences were what have led us to be nominated for several national business awards and help numerous children in the UK and beyond, develop both confidence and knowledge in both math and English.
In addition, I am now helping families by providing short courses with explanations and suggested resources. These are the resources that we use as tutors and have proven so popular and successful.