The Ultimate Guide to Tutoring
What you'll learn
- The steps I have taken to make Clara James Tutoring a successful business.
- By implementing the ideas in the course you will be in a great position to build a successful tutoring business
- The things I wish I had been told when I first started tutoring
- Getting back to basics of starting a tutoring business
- This course is aimed at those who have a background of working in education but they don't need to be a qualified teacher.
Do you have a passion for teaching?
You want to make a difference in people's lives but you know that working in a classroom isn't for you. Maybe you tried that and you have become alienated with the politics involved.
You have a dream of making a difference and tutoring may be the way forward. The problem is, if becoming a successful tutor is the destination, how do you get there?
When I started Starr Tutoring in 2012 I had a long list of questions about what was expected of me as a tutor. I had a long and varied career of working in educational settings. I had a degree in childcare and education. The numerous other courses I had taken over the years would also support me with supporting student's learning. But what about running a business? Was tutoring even regarded as a business or would it just be a hobby that would never amount to anything.
It had to be a success because I didn't have the confidence to fail. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about things. I made mistakes that cost me a lot of time and money. I picked people's brains, often those who had less of an idea than I had.
I read, I learned, I have mentors. I have accountability partners and Starr Tutoring has grown and become far more of a success than I ever dreamed it could be.
I asked my mentor to read something for me. It was an e-book I wanted to put on amazon.
She came back with the response: "This is amazing! This is what every tutor needs to get them started or to help them to grow their tutoring business." She told me I had to present it as a course. it was the ultimate handbook for those who had dreams of growing a successful tutoring business.
So here is that course. It is the answers to all the questions I had when I started tutoring. It is the lessons I have learned from the mistakes I have made of the years and there have been many. These steps and systems have helped me to create a business I am so proud of and I know that if you replicate and implement the techniques presented in this course, you can find success and happiness too.
I'm not funny and I'm not glamorous, but I know that if you want support at building a successful tutoring business, the information in this course will help you to achieve that.
Best wishes and I hope you find true success and happiness as a tutor.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for those who are considering starting a tutoring business but need guidance on getting started. It would also support those who are looking to take their tutoring business to the next level.
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.