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Finding Students

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by benpthompson, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. benpthompson

    benpthompson New commenter

    Hi there!

    I've decided to escape the madness and move into the world of private science tuition and I'm sure this question has been asked a couple of times before but more information on the subject would certainly still be of interest to many on here.

    So I'm just wondering what experienced tutors think are the essentials for acquiring your first students when starting a private tuition business? (I am a science teacher for ages 11-18 but advice from tutoring any other subject would still be valuable)

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.
  2. SteffenCarter

    SteffenCarter New commenter

    I would recommend to register with tutoring agencies, they will help you to gain a lot of students. You can also find students online through social media. There are also many online tutoring platform where you can register you self as a tutor, fill out the required details and students will them self contact you.
  3. gainly

    gainly Established commenter

    I would recommend registering with tutoring websites which charge the tutee commission for your details but are free to the tutor.

    There are already several threads on here offering advice, have a browse through them.
  4. frustum

    frustum Lead commenter

    Sometimes parents will ask the school if they can recommend a tutor, so it's probably worth letting local science departments know that you're in the business - particularly if you know any of the teachers so they can vouch for your competence.
  5. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon New commenter

    Most tutoring agencies take a percentage of your pay however I have used the first tutor website for years and find I get more pupils than I can manage from it. The client pays a fee to be given your contact details after contacting you through the website and checking availability etc first. There is absolutely no cost to the tutor at all. Clients are also encouraged to leave feedback which then encourages other clients to choose you. I have never had any vacancies for long with this website and its the only form of advertising I use. You can also suspend your account when you are full so you don't get swamped by pupils.
  6. matthewmbarrett

    matthewmbarrett New commenter

  7. I believed in you all. Finding students have easy access by means of technology. Examine yourself where you like to do the teaching. If online private teaching, you can try Google. It suggests most legit websites and app you go to. I like to go to office-based private tutoring. There are suggested established tutoring business from colleagues and friends on your network.
  8. golpep78

    golpep78 New commenter

    There are many ways to get clients into the door. If you search up "how to get more students for tutoring", you'll find a ton of useful information. I would suggest signing up for tutoring websites and agencies as they already have a big student/client base.

    Other things that are important are referrals from your existing students (word of mouth), social media, and even running online ads.

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