Thursday, August 25, 2011

10 strategies to promote a Science Tutoring Business

If you are looking for a career or a part time job that allows you flexible working hours, a handsome pay package topped with the pleasure of teaching someone, then opening a tutoring business is perfect for you. Tutoring is fast emerging as a lucrative option for people to make a substantial amount of earning with little or no prior investment.

If you are already established as a tutor, what do you do next? Now that you have set foot into the science tutoring business you ought to concentrate on promoting that business. 

Here is a list of 10 things that could help take your small establishment and make it huge.

  1. Before starting up a business make sure you have done your research about pricing and fees. You do not want to be over priced nor do you want to get under paid for your services. It is always good to check the trend in the local market and set an appropriate price.

  1. Develop schemes and plans which may be beneficial both to you and your client. Offer discounts on recommended students and study packages that will allure students into taking more classes, this will definitely help popularize your classes.

  1. It is important to use creativity to attract more students towards your business. Unlike other subjects, science can be made more fun by conducting experiments to help students have a better understanding of the subject. Make studying more fun by using video presentations, and other demonstrations.

  1. Make your business well known in the community and neighbourhood. Take full advantage of the local media to promote your science tutoring business.

  1. Tutoring can be done in person or via the internet. The traditional way of tutoring may be most effective, but if you really want to expand your business, take it to the next level by seriously consider tutoring online. Online tutoring allows you to reach a larger distance and helps you cater to more students.

  1. Getting a Web Site is a good option if you have an established list of clientele. But never the less a web site is a great way of elaborately explain goals and objectives for prospective clients.  
  2. Take full advantage of the old way of advertising. Business cards, printed brochures and flyers have always been the best at spreading the word. Collaborate with book stores, other educational centres and even local science museums where you can display these flyers and brochures to promote your business.

  1. Increase your clientele by talking to local schools, home-study groups and colleges. Make yourself well known in the locality and community as a science tutor.

  1. Get recommendations from already established teachers, professors and other students.

  1. Participate in local educational fairs and other platforms that can help showcase your business.

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