Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Message from Alise-- My Apologies!

Hello Readers,

First of all, I want to start off my saying thank you for visiting my blog. 

You may have noticed that I have not posted any new blog postings and there's a good reason behind it--I am in the process of moving my home office to another location and will be set up and ready to write again both physically and mentally.

You can expect new blog postings the week of February 7, 2012.

I am so sorry for the delay, but felt that I needed to share this information with you.

Until pen and paper meet again, happy tutoring!



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Message from Alise--New Year's Special for Tutors

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year to start thinking about refining your skills for upcoming tutoring sessions or to start up your tutoring business as we enter the tutoring peak season.

iGlobal Educational Services has two online courses that will help you with your tutoring business needs. You can enroll now and work at your own pace.

Tutor 104 Marketing Your Tutoring Business: A Data-Driven Approach to Pricing Your Tutoring Services

For a limited time offer, you can take this course for only $39.99.

The first online tutoring business course, Tutor 104 Marketing Your Tutoring Business: A Data-Driven Approach to Pricing Your Tutoring Services, is designed with professional tutors, like yourself, in mind. This course focuses on helping tutors find clients by using both basic and advanced marketing strategies. Also, you will have the opportunity to create marketing tools and develop an effective marketing plan. 

Tutor 105 Conducting Tutoring Sessions: Strategies to Help Conduct Effective Tutoring Sessions

For a limited time offer, you can take this course for only $29.99. 

With either online course,  you will receive a personally autographed copy of "Becoming a Better Tutor" by author and successful entrepreneur, Dr. Alicia Holland-Johnson.  

 The best of all is that you can file these online courses as professional development on your tax return at the end of the year. So don't delay; Register Here and sign up for your free account to begin investing in your financial prosperity.

To Your Tutoring Success,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why you need private tutoring insurance?

                 Extreme competition in any imaginable field has led many to believe that their ward needs extra coaching. Tutoring is just another form of coaching. Several parents opt for private tutors to give their kinds the edge needed over the others. Private tutors are a better option as they can give enough attention to the student as opposed to coaching classes.

                   With private tutors being preferred by many, the number of teachers working as private tutors is also on the rise. Private tutors are expected to go to the pupil’s home and provide coaching. They are expected to devote their entire attention to the pupil and focus on enhancing the student’s ability. It is also the tutor’s duty to help the student overcome any hurdles in the subject.

                     Tutors are usually hired by parents or agency to teach a certain subject. Most tutors charge per hour and the most students are found to do well under the guidance of a private tutor. The exclusive attention and increased interaction time with the tutor help the pupil. All these reasons have made private tutoring a lucrative idea for both the parents and teachers.

                       But we have only one side of the coin of private tutoring. The other face of private tutoring is rather dark in comparison- it is the problems associated with private tutoring. 

                       Not all students who receive private tuitions are very successful. There have been some failures. Some times it is not the tutor’s fault. But overly loving parents of these kids sue the private tutor for their kid’s failure. This is a very serious issue as it is not the tutor who is always at fault.

                       Several insurance agencies have come up with policies to protect private tutors from such drastic punishments. Awareness is now being created among private tutors to get them insured. Professional indemnity insurance is said to be best suited for private tutors.

                       One of the reasons that make parents sue private tutors is bad grade of the student. Sometimes despite your best efforts, the student fails to achieve a good grade. The parents are quick to blame the tutor for neglect and even demand a refund. They even blame you for lack of supervision. These insurance policies cover all these allegations. They even compensate for any accidental damage you cause to the student’s home.

                       Many insurance companies provide private tutoring insurance. Be it Stratum Insurance Agency, LLC or Allstate or State Farm Insurance, they all provide protection to private tutors. If you want to be a private tutor, consider getting an  insurance. If you expand your tutoring business, you will definitely need it.

At what point in your tutoring career,  did you get private tutoring insurance?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

IP 106: Ten Good Resources to learn about Intellectual Property

               Awareness pertaining to intellectual property is the need of the hour. With intellectual theft on the rise, it is necessary to possess some knowledge about intellectual property to effectively counteract it. The concept of intellectual property and related laws has to be understood very well.

               Here are ten resources that will give you a sound knowledge of Intellectual Property:


Wikipedia is an online cyclopedia that covers a spectrum of concepts. It is also a very good resource for learning about intellectual property. It gives comprehensive information about the concept. It gives a detail description of intellectual property covering the history and objectives. It explains the financial incentive, economic growth and morality aspect of the concept. It also gives the limitations of intellectual property and the criticism associated with it. The site also provides a lot of external links and references which help.


‘Wipo’ is another website that gives a lot of information on intellectual property. It explains each and every form of intellectual property and related rights. If you want to learn about intellectual property this site is worth a visit.

Stop Fakes
‘Stop fakes’ is a very good site to learn about intellectual property. The site helps you understand the what, why and hows of the concept. A site you must visit if you are looking to learn everything about intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Law Server

‘Intellectual Property Law Server’ is probably the oldest server existing on this issue. It serves an approximately a whopping 15 million pages a year. It provides information about intellectual property laws including copyright, patent and trademark. It is also a goldmine of intellectual property related links.

Digital Enterprise

 Another site that helps anyone looking to learn about intellectual property is ‘Digital Enterprise’. The present article gives a complete picture of intellectual property.


 ‘Geneva’ is another site that is the home to many intellectual property related articles. This article talks about almost everything there is to know about intellectual property. It is a detailed take on intellectual property and is extremely helpful.

Contacts for Authority Associated with Intellectual Property in the U.S.

The official site that gives information about authorities concerned with intellectual property. This site gives you contacts of every authority associated with intellectual property in the United States.

Articles on Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property and its other forms are explained immaculately in the following article. Read on to emerge a new person.    

It is necessary to learn everything from the basics. If you are looking to strengthen your basics in intellectual property you must visit this site. It provided basics to everything about intellectual property.

This article by Mark H Miller deals with all the forms of intellectual property. It provides an introduction to intellectual property and gives a detailed description on trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. It also gives tips on choosing an attorney to protect intellectual property.

How did you find these references helpful for your tutoring business? Do you have additional resources to add to help fellow tutors?

Happy Tutoring!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Message from Alise--Happy New Year!

I just wanted to take some time out to thank you for visiting my blog in 2011. I hope that you found it helpful for your tutoring business. 

I look forward to helping you make 2012 your best year YET as a tutor.

If you haven't already, have you thought about your professional goals for your tutoring business? This is a great time to look back and reflect on your progress. 

May your year be filled with peace, love, joy, and prosperity!

Happy Tutoring in 2012,