Here in the UK, it’s that time of year again when the deadline for annual tax returns is fast approaching. Sure, it’s not the sexiest part of the job, but as a self-employed online tutor I need to submit my online tax return by 31st January to avoid any penalties. The good news is that it’s not as complicated as you might think and, like my tutoring, can all be done online.
Online tutoring is great, but one of my pet hates is scheduling lessons. All that back-and-forth with emails to try and find a day and time (in the right time zone) that works for me and the student. That's about to change. I've discovered a free online calendar that's going to allow me to schedule online tutoring lessons 24/7. Even in my sleep!
Having tested out several different online whiteboard tools when tutoring online, I was interested to find out if new kid on the block BitPaper was up to scratch. Could BitPaper be the best collaborative online whiteboard for online tutors? Let's find out.
When I first started my online tutoring business, I quickly learned that to make money tutoring online, I needed regular students. Today I want to share with you my number one strategy for turning your new arrivals into regular, long term students. The kind of students who will buy large numbers of lessons from you month after month.
I'm going to the Navajo Nation! This is why I love having my own online tutoring business which gives me the freedom to travel the world. I'd never heard of the Navajo Nation until about a year ago but next month I'll be jetting off to the USA to spend a month in Arizona doing voluntary work with the Navajo people.
Do you tutor online or face to face and need more students? Do you want to start tutoring but don't know how to get your first student? If you answered yes to either of those questions and are based in the UK, I want to show you how I get students with The Tutor Pages and sell thousands of pounds worth of online lessons to students from around the world.
In the past I've often struggled to find decent online materials for IELTS so when I found Off2Class and saw that it had a stack of IELTS exam preparation lessons ready to go, I thought it sounded good. So I tested it out and it's definitely the way forward. That's why I want to share with you my experience of Off2Class and specifically how I use it to teach my IELTS students. P.S. This is a massive timesaver.
I recently wrote an article about an excellent tutoring toolkit I discovered called Off2Class. If you teach English as a second language (ESL) then you don't want to miss out on this. For me, it's changing the way I tutor online and it just got an upgrade.
People often ask me, "How do you get students for your online tutoring business?" My first answer is normally “Through my website”. But having you own website is only part of the answer. Getting potential students to actually find your site requires doing some search engine optimization, or SEO for short. Read on to find out how to massively improve your site's performance and attract more online students with some SEO basics. Do this right and you'll be head and shoulders above the majority of other tutoring websites out there.
So you want to teach online? Great! Why? Seriously, why do you want to teach online? There are loads of benefits of teaching this way but it's important you know the answer to this question before you continue. Having a clear idea of YOUR why at the forefront of your mind is key to starting and building a successful online tutoring business.