Tutors are always in demands. I remember I needed one when I was in school. But that time it was not so easy to find one.
Tutors are now there to help students to match up the class room studies since there are lots of student in a class and a teacher cannot pay attention to all student in a hour time. So this has increased the demand of tutors a lot. Tutors are not restricted to individual students and school studies; there are certain competitive exams also where student look out for a good tutor.
This is a great business idea for teachers or anyone with teaching experience and exceptional knowledge in a specific area.
You will see once you started that there will be so much work that you may need to hire other teachers to help you in your business. But before that you have to build your position.
Some of the potential challenges you may face starting the private tutor business include:
- Teaching involves too much of liability if you conduct tutoring sessions in your home.
- You need to be exceptionally patient while working with children.
- You need to have all round knowledge and experience.
- You have to be good enough to compete with the school’s own tutoring program or recommendations.
Below are the few steps for you to get started.
- Decide the subject. Decide the subject that you will teach according to your experience and skill.
- Decide the age group. Decide the age groups of your student. Teaching basic and middle school subjects may be challenging, but teaching older children, college students and adults will be easier and can help you earn handsomely.
- Decide the location.Decide where you will start your tuitions whether at home or you will act as visiting faculty to some institution.
- Business aids. Purchase tutoring supplies such as, a supply of pens, pencils and paper may prove helpful. You may also purchase study guides and visual aids for your business. In addition, you may download worksheets and lesson plans online at sites.
- Register yourself. If you are opening your own institution contact your local department of licensing and inspections and get a business license.
- Do advertisement. Post fliers where students and parents are likely to visit frequently such as in libraries, community centers, grocery stores, and other places. Place ads in local newspapers, college newspapers and phone directories as well. You may also ask schools to at least allow you to post fliers on their bulletin boards.
- Create a business website for your tutoring business.