RESOURCES 2019-02-10T23:42:36-05:00

RESOURCES

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You may be asking yourself, “Why should I open a tutoring center?” It’s a valid question and one that all tutors need to at least consider. While opening a tutoring center isn’t for everyone, there are many reasons why you should consider opening one.

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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.

We can all use a little extra help with certain aspects of our tutoring businesses.

That’s why we have a series of online mini-courses available for tutoring center owners that target the ins and outs of running a profitable tutoring center.  So, if you want to beef up your policies and procedures, grow your team, establish a more efficient enrollment process, or get tried and true marketing strategies, then there’s something for you.  Check out our online mini-course options here.

If you want the whole kit and kaboodle, then check out Tutoring Center 101.  This online course covers everything you need when it comes to opening a tutoring center.

Making decisions about your business can be hard.  But you don’t have to do it alone.  Let me help!

Let an expert tutoring business owner (ME!!!) help you with your business.  Working with a coach allows you to analyze your business practices to determine if they are working for or against you.  Bring targeted areas of your business that you want to focus on and I’ll help you work through those areas.

To learn more about tutoring business coaching, click here.

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FAQs

Below are the most common questions we receive about owning a tutoring center.

Should I offer 30-minute tutoring sessions? 2018-05-28T22:34:14-04:00

While you can offer 30-minute tutoring sessions, I don’t recommend it.  As soon as you get started and you’re deep into an instructional task or activity, it’s already time for the session to end.  Most tutors want to offer this option for younger students.  However, if a student is highly engaged in developmentally-appropriate activities, then this shouldn’t be an issue.

How much should I charge? 2018-04-26T20:12:29-04:00

This is the most commonly asked question.  There are some hard fast rules about this, but the truth is that it will be different for everyone.  Your location plays a big part in determining how much to charge.  Check your competitor’s prices.  When you’re first starting out, you don’t want to be the most expensive or the cheapest.  Situation yourself somewhere in the middle.

However, do not underprice yourself.  Think about the value of your time.  What are you worth?  Take this into consideration when determining your pricing structure.

What’s the best way to advertise my tutoring services? 2018-04-26T20:12:53-04:00

Do you ever feel like advertising is a guessing game?  I know I did when I first started out.  Below are some of the most popular marketing options for tutoring centers:

  • Parent referrals
  • SEO rankings on Google
  • Social media
  • Facebook ads
  • Flyers
  • Teacher, principals, and school counselors
Employees or Independent Contractors? 2018-04-26T19:56:29-04:00

When it comes to building your team, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you should hire employees or independent contractors.  Good thing for us, the IRS has created some guidelines to help us out.  The bad thing is we have to interpret all of their jargon to see what actually applies to us.

Here’s what it comes down to — CONTROL!

As the business owner, do you direct and control the work of the worker?  For example:

  • When and where they work
  • The tools they use to complete the job
  • How they are evaluated

If you answered yes to any of the above, then most likely you have employees.  Check out the guidelines set forth by the IRS.  Then, talk to your accountant to get their professional guidance.