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Becoming a Tutor

October 13, 2015

Article examines four qualities you should possess when becoming a tutor.

Are you thinking about becoming a tutor and wondering if you’re qualified?  If you are interested in helping students improve their academic performance, both they and their parents will want to know you’re capable of delivering what you promise.  After all they’re investing their time and money in you.  Here are a few ways you can tell whether or not you are qualified to be a tutor.


Typically students who hire tutors are either struggling in one or more subjects or excel in a particular area and are looking for enrichment.  Either way, they are relying on you to have the subject matter expertise necessary to help them achieve their goals, so it is critical that you are well-versed in the subject(s) you plan to teach before becoming a tuto

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Tutoring During the Summer

September 15, 2015

Articles explains four benefits for tutors who tutor during the summer.

School’s out.  Now what?  If you are a tutor, you may be wondering what you need to do during the summer months to keep your business going.  But, it may not be as difficult as you think.  Students need help during the summer just like they do during the school year.  Without the daily responsibilities of a typical school day, summer gives your students extra time to focus on the areas they need help with and you extra time for you to work with them.  Here are just four of the benefits of tutoring during the summer.

You Have More Flexibility

One of the benefits of being a tutor is the flexibility that comes with it.  You can choose whether or not you want to work full-time or part-time, evenings or weekends, etc.  If you don’t want to

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Good Listening Skills

July 20, 2015

Article highlights five techniques for developing good listening skills.

To be successful, tutors need to master a variety of skills from becoming an expert in the subject they tutor to marketing their services to their target audience in order to attract new clients.  However, one of the most important skills you need to master if you are interested in becoming a tutor is listening.  It is necessary for learning what your clients’ goals are, ensuring they understand what you are teaching and tracking your students’ progress.  Being a good listener may seem simple, but it takes time and practice.  Below you will find five good listening skills.  Use these techniques to make the most out of the relationships with your clients.

Focus on What Your Clients Are Telling You

It may seem like a no brainer, but it is important to

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Benefits of a Marketing Plan

June 15, 2015

Article explains the benefits of creating a formal marketing plan for a tutoring business.

When you decide to start a tutoring business, there are many activities you need to complete to get your business up and running even if you are the only person involved.  After you’ve taken care of the basics like purchasing a computer, software and Internet service, setting up a phone line, establishing a workspace and opening a separate bank account for your business expenses and profits, it’s time to start bringing in the clients, so you can make some money.

Developing a marketing plan can help you get started.  You may be tempted to avoid creating a formal plan and just wing it.  Don’t.  There are many benefits of a marketing plan, and creating one doesn’t have to be complicated or take months of planning.  If you spend just a little b

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How to Schedule a Campus Visit

May 13, 2015

Article includes instructions for students and parents on how to schedule a campus visit.

If you are a college-bound high school student, the time will come for you to start visiting colleges and universities you are interested in attending.  If you’ve never visited a college campus, you may not know where to begin.  Below you will learn more about how to schedule a campus visit.

Select a Date

The best time to visit a college or university campus is when school is in session and you can get a feel for what a typical day is like.  Visiting during the fall or spring semesters are your best options.  It may be tempting to visit on a weekend, so you don’t have to miss school and your parents don’t have to miss work, but it’s a good idea to visit during the week when classes are in session.  If possible, you should also avoid exam

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Effective Goal Setting

March 16, 2015

Article lists four effective goal setting techniques for students.

As daily homework assignments, exams and long-term projects mount, one of the best ways to make sure you finish all of your work on time is to set goals for yourself.  It’s not enough to create a list of everything you need to accomplish and say you’ll do it.  You need to be precise when identifying your deliverables and deadlines.  Below are four techniques for effective goal setting.  Implement these strategies and you’ll be on your way to achieving all of your goals.

Be Specific

When you set a goal, be as specific as possible.  This includes all aspects of the goal from what you want to achieve to when you want to achieve it.  Complete research paper is not a good goal.  Write first two pages of research paper by Friday is.  Be

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Choosing the Right College

February 16, 2015

Article includes six factors parents and students should consider when choosing a college.

With spring right around the corner, many high school juniors are thinking about where they will apply to college.  There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right college or university for you.  Below is a list to help you get started, as you begin the college planning process, but remember there may be additional things you need to consider.  You and your family should discuss which factors are most important, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

Academic Programs

The academic programs offered by a school are one of the most important factors you will need to consider during your college search.  If you already know what you want your major to be, you must choose a school that offers that program.  At the same time

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Build a Website for Your Business

January 14, 2015

Article includes seven tips for building a website for your tutoring business.

One of the easiest, most effective and cost efficient ways to market your tutoring services is to build a website for your business.  A good website gives prospective clients nearly all of the information they need to know about you, and it provides a way for them to contact you when they need additional information or want to hire you.  Here you will find seven tips to help you build a website for your business.

Choose an Appropriate Domain Name

Before you begin creating your website, choose a domain name that will serve as your web address when your site goes live.  It is important that you select something that reflects your business’s name as well as the type of business you run.  For example www.smithpizza.com is not a good choice for a tutoring business,

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