Onboarding New Tutors 2019-02-03T19:36:49-05:00

Your tutoring business is growing.
And growing.
And growing.

So much so that you’re having a hard time keeping up with the demand.  The most common questions I receive about scaling a tutoring business are about building a team. How do I hire new tutors?  Should I hire employees or independent contractors? How much should I pay my tutors? How do I develop a contract?

I’ll answer all of these questions and more in this five-part series about onboarding new tutors.


Employees v. Independent Contractors

Before you can hire a new tutor, you have to determine if they are going to be an employee or an independent contractor.  This is a highly debated topic in the tutoring world and everyone seems to have an opinion. But fortunately, the IRS has some very clear guidelines to help us.


Once the resumes start flowing in, it’s time to conduct some interviews.  You’ll need to narrow your applicants down to your top three to five candidates and then schedule an interview with each one.


At this point, you’ve run a criminal background check and you’ve called references.  The CBC came back clear and all of the references had glowing things to say about your potential new hire.  Now, you’re ready to make an offer.


Part of onboarding a new tutor is requiring them to sign a contract.  The contract language will vary based on the type of tutor you hire – employee or independent contractor.  This post is going to focus on contracts for employees.

Employee Handbook

Every business who hires employees has some sort of employee handbook or manual.  This lays out all of your policies and procedures related to your workers. Tutoring centers should be no exception.

Want to learn more about how to grow your team?

Are you ready to hire tutors for your tutoring center? This is often one of the scariest steps when transitioning from a one-man show to a full-fledged tutoring center. But it doesn’t have to be. In this online mini-course, I will walk you step-by-step through the hiring process.

This mini-course covers the following topics:

  • Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  • Hiring process
  • Onboarding process (contracts and paperwork)
  • Paying tutors
  • Hiring other staff

It is chocked full of good stuff! Not only are there six video lessons that go into detail about each of the topics above, but you also get access to multiple swipe files that you can download and use. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Learn more HERE!