With the exam preparation period in full swing at the moment, it can be an extra busy time for tutors. It’s not uncommon for both student and parent expectations to be higher than usual as the exam dates get closer, so how should tutors manage these tutoring expectations? What if your student isn’t putting in enough effort or the expectations are simply unrealistic? I found the answers to these questions when I joined the team from The Tutors’ Association on one of their fantastic monthly webinars. Read on to discover lots of actionable advice about how to manage tutoring expectations:
Joining me on the Blog today is Richard Evans, an international tutor and the co-founder of my favourite online whiteboard, BitPaper. He’s also the director of The Tutors’ Association and founder of The Profs, so has a wealth of tutoring experience to share. For Richard and many other tutors, the busy exam period is in full swing so I wanted to find out how he makes the most of the exam rush. Here’s what he had to say:
When it comes to tutoring online, there are a couple of tools that every online tutor needs. A decent computer and fast internet are top of the list but if you want to take advantage of online whiteboards like BitPaper and tutor like a pro, having a pen tablet is a must. I've tested out the budget Huion 420 and mid-range Wacom Intuos to see which one's best.
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.