Matt Thompson

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Matt is an online English tutor and founder of Smart Online Tutoring. He's a big fan of technology and when he's not teaching or helping others with their online tutoring businesses, you'll find him on the badminton court.

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Get Students with The Tutor Pages

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. 

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How To Teach IELTS With Off2Class

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.

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SEO for Online Tutoring Sites Part 1

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. 

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Why Teach Online?

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.

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What To Charge For Online Tutoring

How much should I charge for online tutoring? This is a common question that tutors ask when starting out as a tutor or transitioning from face-to-face to online. Deciding how much to charge can be tricky to get right and you may feel awkward asking other tutors how much they charge. Fear not! Read on to find out what you should be charging and how to avoid the biggest mistake with online tutoring fees. 

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Teach English Online with Off2Class

I've got 2 words for you: lesson planning. If you're a teacher or tutor, maybe those words are synonymous with long evenings or Sunday afternoons preparing for the following week. Wouldn't it be great if you could have all your lessons prepared for you by someone else. Well, if you teach English as a second language (ESL), then this dream is now a reality!

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