E-learning is changing the dynamics of education the world over. More and more teachers and students are quickly discovering the benefits of online learning. Be it flexibility, cheaper and better study resources or access to various cultures and education systems – it’s definitely a win-win situation for both teachers and students.

However, it is more of a challenge for tutors. Because online learning might offer more benefits as compared to the traditional form of teaching, but it comes with its own set of challenges. But, you can easily overcome them and become a great online tutor with the help of these 8 valuable techniques:

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Starting a tutoring business does not need to be an overly complicated process and it doesn’t require large amounts of money to be spent on advertising or start-up costs. Tutoring is a business that allows you to start small and expand over time. Despite the relative simplicity of the business, it is important to do some research and put a plan in writing to guide you through the process and maximize the success of your business.

The following list covers six essential steps you need to take in order to build a successful and profitable tutoring business.

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The internet is becoming a dominant source for local information, which means many of your potential customers are looking online for tutoring services like yours. If your business does not have an online presence including both a website and a means promoting your website, your business will be missing out on a lot of potential customers.
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Word-of-mouth can play an enormous role in the success of any tutoring business, and if you can encourage it correctly you won’t need to spend as much on other more expensive forms of marketing. Making some small adjustments to the way you do things can lead to big results as word-of-mouth about your tutoring business spreads through your market.
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Finding high-quality tutors is an important part of running a successful tutoring company. Even if you’re working full time running your tutoring company, tutoring jobs are generally part-time. The following groups are ideal for tutoring jobs because they all have experience with learning and specific subjects, they tend to have schedules that work well for tutoring (time available in the afternoon and evenings), and they are all relatively easy to target. People from other backgrounds can also make excellent tutors, but they can also be much more difficult to find – so if you’re looking for some solid teachers for your tutoring company begin your search within these groups:

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“Good to Great” is an well-known, business book written by author Jim Collins that looks at the factors that allow some companies to make the transition from average to great while other companies don’t.   As the owner of a tutoring business I’m sure you’re interested in finding out how you can take your tutoring company from good to great and hopefully this article will provide you with some useful insights that you can apply to your tutoring business. In his research Collins identified seven areas that separated the great companies from the ones that remained average. Let’s take a look at each of these areas and see how you can apply them to take your tutoring business to the next level.

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Coming up with a unique tutoring business name that communicates a specific message about your brand and services can be a difficult task. In this post we’ll look at some useful techniques that will help you generate and then narrow down a number of ideas for naming your business.

Breaking down a business name

Small or new business names should usually have two parts. First, you should have a unique word that distinguishes your business from others in your industry. Second, you should have a descriptive part that describes what your business does. The reason why you should include a descriptive part is because without it people won’t know what your business does and they will not be able to establish a connection between your business name and the service you offer – which is necessary for effectively building your brand. As your business becomes more well known and people continue hear your business name they will strengthen the connection between the unique name and the service and eventually when they hear either one they will think of the other.

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An important aspect of managing your tutoring business is tutor management.  Tutor management refers specifically to the administrative tasks associated with managing your tutors and TutorPanel contains features that act as a tutor management system.  In this post we’ll look at several of the features that TutorPanel includes to help make managing your tutors easier. Read the rest of this entry »

Business cards may seem like a rather unimportant element in your tutoring business, but when well-designed, a business card can be an important marketing tool. A well-designed card communicates the quality and professionalism of your business, it provides customers a short, memorable summary of what your tutoring business does, it provides them with where to look or how to contact you if they would like more information and tutoring business cards can even include a call to action.

When starting a tutoring business you should be looking for every advantage you can get. Dedicating some time to planning your tutoring business cards and how to make them into effective marketing tools is time well spent. Continue reading for some tutoring business card essentials.

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At TutorPanel we continually work on improving our tutoring software based on feedback we receive from customers. A recently added feature that may help your business track your tutor’s wages is a different wage tracking method called “Wage Tiers”. Originally, TutorPanel had a simple method for tracking tutor wages. You could either pay your tutors their wages based on the type of tutoring they were providing to the student or you could set a flat hourly rate regardless of tutoring type. While these methods are sufficient for many small tutoring businesses, some tutoring companies wanted the ability to pay tutors different wages for different types of tutoring based on the tutor’s experience, education level, etc.
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