Tutoring & Lessons
I'm a high school senior that is trying to start a math tutoring business. How can I make it a success and make it well known around the community?
Great post. The most important part of business is advertising. This makes or breaks a business. Some of the best ways to advertise I've found are:
1. Offline promoting (business cards, flyers, newspaper and Other print advertising).
2. Online promoting (buying banner ads, forum posts, email auto replies).
The best method that's worked for me so far is handing out business cards. I don't do this in the usual way…. I buy them in bulk from a place online (they give the cards for free, I just paid shipping and handling…they also give a really nice free business card holder, it looks impressive). They're really high quality. I just put all of the info about my business on the cards, and I hand them out on cars at bus stations, malls, etc. It's worked out really, really well for me, and it's completely inexpensive =)
Good Luck with your business!
I want to tutor introductory science classes, but I have no idea how much a person in my position would charge. I have a BS degree in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology with honors. Additionally, I am an MD, PhD student at a top-ranked medical school. I have lots of experience tutoring classes. Anyone know how much is a good rate for individual tutoring?
I would charge at least $30 an hour. If it is a more difficult subject, such as ochem or calculus I would charge $50.
I am a high school math teacher. I will be travelling to the students home at a convenient time for her (half hour each way) and tutoring precalculus for an hour and a half each session. What is a fair price to charge?
$30 – $35 an hour. My mom is a teacher and she charges $25 however you are having to drive to their home… I have 2 kids and I would pay that.
I'm in fifth grade and I want to be a teacher when I grow up. I know you might say you have a long time ahead of you and you should wait. But i really want to be. So I want to start by tutoring kids in the neighborhood, and my friends neighborhood. She wants to be my assitent. But i have no idea how to start. I want it to be organzied before I put forward the details and idea to my mom and dad.
You certainly can start a tutoring business. You know skills that younger children do not know; therefore, you are qualified. You can teach a child to read or do math. The key is to have the right resources to teach. You just might do flash cards with children who don't know their facts very well. Perhaps you charge $5 for a half hour of drilling your student. Or perhaps you listen to a child read for an hour… that should be worth $10. I'd put an ad in the paper and see what kind of interest you get. If your school has an opportunity after school for you to help other students, take advantage of it. A parent might see what you're doing and ask if you're available at Other times to tutor for pay. You may have to offer your services FREE for awhile… but that will give you time to build your fine reputation and you'll eventually be able to charge a fee.
The sessions would be about 45 min to an hour long each. It is not formal tutoring, but preparing the child for grade 1, learning to read, phonetics, etc. What is a fair price to charge per session? (I am not a professional tutor.)
I tutored a 5 year old in basic reading as a senior in high school and got paid $10/tutoring session; each session was usually around 45 min too. Depending on your age/experience with tutoring, you could definitely ask for more.
I am currently starting my own tutoring/test preparation company. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I should get started and also about advertising. I am a current teacher, but I hate my it and I plan to quit my job and pursue my dream of being my own boss and owning my own company. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
One way to get your name out there is with a web page.
My company is offering a free web page to start-up companies like yours.
There is a cost for a full web-site, but for one page the cost is nothing. This can help if you would like to keep start-up costs to a minimum.
Search Engine Optimization techniques are used so that potential customers can find your service or product when searching on the internet.
Go to my comanies site or my companies group to find out more:
I want to find a big way to volunteer and I live in an area where a lot of kids drop out so I want to get a free tutoring service where high school kids volunteer to tutor other high school kids in all kinds of subjects. Do you think it's to big of a task or that no one will volunteer? I need some insight. How should I get started?
Post a flyer on your school bulletin board and/or school website, and see what kind of interest level there is for your idea. Managing a volunteer program certainly has the potential to become a large task; organizing and pairing volunteers with students could become time-consuming if the program really takes off. You can always recruit some volunteers to help you manage it, however, and staying organized by using a computer program like Microsoft Excel might simplify things somewhat. I'm impressed with your ambition and desire to help Others; it reflects maturity and self-awareness, as well as an awareness of the world around you. Good luck!
I am starting a small tutoring business at my school and will employee a few tutors to work. I am curious if I need to file for a business license and pay taxes and fees and whatnot before I begin. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.