How do I get parents to hire a teenage tutor?
I am a teenage tutor with four to five years of tutoring experience. However, the people I've tutored are only people that I've known for a little while before beginning tutoring their children. How do I get hired by a family that I've never met as a teenager? How can I demonstrate my tutoring abilities online? Thanks for the help!
Hey, I would advice you telling them that the first week could be free and if they see no improvement that they could end the agreement with you.
Go through the same process that every one does on this site, then people will know and trust you. add references from friends that you have helped.
trust in you and your ability
Add value in person and in every situation when possible. I'd suggest learning some of Gary V's material on marketing, got to reach the right audience, in the right location with useful info. Tutoring is a wonderful thing and very needed, best wishes on your journey!
Hello! With your parents permission, perhaps create a social media page for business only and follow a few business in the area including tutoring companies, school, etc. Also include short videos of your services as well as demonstrations. You can also create flyers and leave them at local businesses with their permission and of course your parents permission. Never go alone nor meet with anyone alone unless you are accompanied by an adult. Best wishes.
Ask the people that you are working for to help spread the word or do something up in writing so you can show others.
Well, you have to advertise and make yourself well known and once they see it they will contact you and of course you let them know who you are, and also, let them know right away that you have plenty of references to offer.
Highlight the fact that you have experience and use your references!
Submit your resume with your qualifications
I am not sure what age you have to be for a ad on care.com. I would check with the school . A local Face Book ad could help to.
get letters of recommendation.
advertise tutoring available and the age groups your interested in tutoring and what area your available in and hours your free to do it.
References seem like they would play a key role in this. If you have the contact information from the previous employers ask if you can use them for references. Having them will help to backup your claim on experience with tutoring and will help in catching a job.
I would start with a resume.get the people you have worked for comment on your skills. Next I would post the experience you have and your availability on the computer. You may also try to get the information to the library and schools!
Have your parents help. Have the families you have tutored for give reference.
As a teenager its gonna be tough, but doable. IF you posses the skills then put that out there and if people see the skills they'll hire you. Good luck
You will need reviews and letters of reference. Once you get reviews you will not need to show your letters and the writers will not need to keep fielding reference calls for you. Go to a grade school office or administration site and ask if you can volunteer tutor online or in person. Keep a notebook of downloaded reviews to have as a back up in case some one wants to meet you in person.
Post a profile on caring.com. there are positions open for tutors and sitters. Post your grade point average and your experience on your profile snd they will contact you and you can apply for positions
Have them write a letter of recommendation, as well as your school. Have your grades available. Dress professionally, even if sitting at someones table. Be professional.
Hi! I think you just need to be able to show your experience. Maybe report cards? certificates? references? These are all things you can post on your profile.
I would ask your school or try online sites! Please don't go meet random families though, you can never know what to expect and it could be potentially dangerous seeing as you're a bit younger. There's alot of sites for online tutoring though!
Ask for your parents to help you in this one, it's important to have an adult behind you to advertise in a local way such as pin up notes at a school billboard board or craigslist.
give references or signed statements
Usually, cleanliness is based on experience, and when you are young it is difficult for people to trust that you have good work. What I would do is have a partner, with more experience than me, be two people, an adult and the young man
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References, references and references! All those families that you have helped can leave reviews on your page, even non members! Ask them if you can send a link requesting a review and to be future phone references. Good luck!
Show them your credentials and references help too. Good luck!
Apply to Care. com- put up notices at schools/ churches- . Do NOT do Craigs List.
From my experience on care.com , I think reviews make you stand out more. I wasn't getting replies or anything when i first started but as time went by and I cared for a few families and got a couple interviews, I also asked them to leave reviews on my page(even if they didn't hire me). They don't have to be people from care.com to give you a review either. All in all, just get more reviews on your page, post some results from the people you've tutored/help, make sure your including all the information you can on your page about tutoring, and make sure your availability stays updated. You want your profile to stand out as much as possible. I think that would be a good start for you :)
get people to write you reviews and explain how much experience you have in your posts and post jobs on more then 1 website so you can get your name out there an then once you get hired by someone makes some cards an hand them out and explain to them if they know anyone else looking for a tutor to tell them about you word of mouth is great and check craigslist even schools and online schools are hiring for that
Two ideas: 1) Really work that word of mouth. Get people you have worked for to put good reviews on social media. 2) Post a video of you tutoring someone. Either be by your self and explain something about a subject that you teach. Or if you have the parents permission, do a video with a kid that is listening, learning and asking valuable questions.
You might need to get reference from your teacher/school and post it online
Find a place where you can advertise! A professional tutor for hire site. State your experience, skillset ,etc.
they can call the family who you work with and have them tell them about you
Not sure how you have gone about this up to this point but perhaps your selling yourself short. Use what you have to your advantage. Meaning your age is a plus not a hindrance, because other children will more likely respond better to you than another adult. They are told what to do all day long by other adults. Not to mention that you are more likely to know the methods that are being taught in school these days. Next you should definitely utilize the other families you have tutored for. They probable know someone that could benefit from your skills. With new families don't forget to mention those you have tutored and the success you have had. Perhaps creating a portfolio would help.
Have an introduction done on your behalf by the families who know you
Unfortunately today everything is working online, I recommend you after being hired, have some personal meetings with parents and students, before starting to work online.
Hello! I think the first step would be to try and get your name out there. Post in facebook groups that are close to your town/city. Make flyers and post them around town or get business cards and hand them out to local grocery stores or small markets a lot of the time if you ask them to put the cards on their shelf they will for you! Pretty much what I'm saying is they can't hire you if they don't know you offer these services. Get your name out there and people will start booking with you! Good luck! (:
GET REFERENCES FROM THE FAMILIES THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY TUTORING . SEND INFORMATION TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AS A TUTOR ,FACTS ARE IMPORTANT TO FOLKS WHERE WERE YOUR KIDS BEFORE YOU STARTED TUTORING WHERE ARE THEY NOW?. WENT FROM D- TO A+ IN SCHOOL ECT ECT
Ask the families that you have tutored if they wouldn't mind being a reference for you. When you apply for jobs, you can have references for the families to validate your tutoring history and dependability.
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Indication is the best way to get into this job market because of your age, despite the experience already gained.
I would suggest writing down some sort of resume. Include details about what you do, what you would like to do, and why you are a good candidate. share and post your experience online and let locals know you are looking to make extra money tutoring in your area.
Reviews reviews reviews!!!!! Ask those you have helped to create an account and post reviews on your skills abi!ites and anything else. I promise makes all the difference.
I think the best way is to offer up some results with the people you tutored as well as get a reference list together. This may help show that you are qualified to tutor.
Good morning, You may want to have a care.com account and make sure that do the background check because that will give the parents a peace of mind if they were to choose you. You can also provide advertisement on your social media account or you can do it the old fashion way and just go to the library or put the posting in the schools themselves. It depends on what grades that you a tutoring and go to those schools and ask them about posting. Every school has a PTA board, speak to someone in the PTA board and give them your information. Make sure that you have a pricing list because they will ask.
As a teenage tutor, it is my suggestion from personal experience, that you focus on younger children to tutor and also offer some FREE summer services. For example, I setup a FREE summer reading and math tutoring program, the when school started the parents were willing to pay for a tutor throughout the school year.
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have the people your tutoring give you a review
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All you can do is having your existing clients write a review about your job and you can also provide their name and contact as references.
It's pretty simple, if a parent need a tutor. Hiring a teenage tutor makes it feel like it's a friend and not a learning session. Building and creating a fun environment whilst achieving the goal of learning is important for children.
Hi, I would say make sure you get those people you've done tutoring for write you a 5-star review so that people can see that. I'd also say put on your resume each job you've done and the type of tutoring you offer too. Hope this helps!
Explain the benefits for both the teenager and his or her education. Results will payoff with new learning tools and higher tests scores
Experiences are your greatest tool, which you carry along with you throughout life. With them you can go out and advertise yourself by first collecting references from the people of whom have worked with you and were pleased with your assistance. From those references, along with description of any educational information, you can go out and create advertisements posted as reviews about yourself. Visiting local school's & in your area and meeting the principal & his staff of teachers is another way of offering your services as a tutor. Also visiting libraries & doing volunteer work is always a great start to gaining recognition in establishing clients. Best wishes in your endeavors, Patricia
References are of great importance for this position. The fact that the people you have known for a short time trust you with their children speaks volumes. Also, examples of subjects that you are capable of tutoring and the ages of your students would be helpful.
I think you showed always offer a week try out to the families to see if they like you Nd the way of the tutoring you do. If they see a difference on the kid understanding to the subject Nd they like you has a teacher the pay you for you job Nd you can continue with the tutoring.jus a ideal so you can a chance to a list sure you capable of doing it.
Providing reputable reviews is a good start! Family's love seeing reviews that they can read that give them an insight to the kind of work you do , and it gives them an idea of the kind of work they can expect from you.
Ask the parents if they are okay with working interview so that the parents can see how the student and teenage tutor communicate to each other
Makeup a flyer/ mini resume detailing exactly what subjects you tutored, general age group of the children and a few references. Things should get moving, good luck!
You are very right on how the knowing someone seems the only way, but I tried to recognize that word of mouth is very important. Maybe start by asking the parents of your past tutoring jobs if you can use them as a reference and go put yourself out there. On job websites, create business cards, fliers..etc...I myself am just getting out here on the online jobs and I was able to gain wonderful clients from care.com and other similar pages.
Your work will always speak for you, references! Positive feed backs and recommendations are always beneficial with assuring parents. Offer consultation, setup a meeting with family and have them sit in on a "typical tutoring session" this will give you the opportunity to show off your skills as well, help you build a healthy rapport between you and your pupil. Ask you previous clients to recommend you to others, also business cards are a great way to bring traffic to whatever site you plan to advertise your skills on. If you want to show videos of your sessions, make sure to receive permission from the parents first. Also getting involved in your community helps, a familiar face helps. Boys and Girls clubs, after school programs are great places to meet parents face to face and advertise your services.
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References, references, references, and social networking. If someone is going to pay a tutor, it takes a lot of trust. And what replaces knowing you as a person? Credentials. Credibility. Part of that is age, and the other part is education. YOu have yet to finish High School. Would you hire a 'child' to tutor your children or a teacher who does this part time? The only way you can show your value, intelligence, diligence, and ability, is through word of mouth and recommendations. Ask the kids you tutor for and their parents if they know anyone else who might need a tutor. Then ask how you can meet them. Go to the kid you tutor's basketball game, to their church, or wherever. When you introduce yourself to others, introduce yourself as, "Nice to meet you, Sir/Mam, I am [Name's] tutor."
Post an ad to attract new business for yourself. It's great to work for families you know, being a teenager, you are safer that way. But if you want to expand maybe they can refer you to friends they know needing your service. As far as the internet, mention in your ad what your strengths as a tutor are. The best way to generate business is by happy existing customers word of mouth! Word gets around when you are good at what you do!
show your skills demo in a video it shows what type of personality they will get and it shows your level of intelligence. Also having verifiable references are a plus
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Ask those that you know to refer you to their family or friends. Word of mouth advertisement is great as the new client will now exactly what to expect. Creating your own Facebook page and showing your accomplishments and providing a place for your current clients to brag on you, share pictures, get a sound board for new methods and techniques,and appointment setting.Social media advertisement is another option just as with anything online be careful. Meetings at Starbucks or local library which has a great learning environment and some sense of security.
I am a teenage tutor and I have tutored kids for a few years now. I am 2 years advanced in math and I have all A's at school. I love kids and I really enjoy tutoring kids.
Share your hobbies, life experiences, etc. Just be transparent & honest regarding the parameters which you can work in! Good luck :)
Since you have so much tutoring experience, it would be a good idea to get some references and reviews from the families that you provided tutoring services to.
Create a sample plan for that child, just as if you were going to actually get the job. It may be general as you do not know the child, but if the parent says I have a second grader who needs help in math, then write a general plan of what you would be teaching him, what workbooks, websites, etc. Write it as if you already got the job. If they express interest, you can get their email and send them the plan on an attachment. This will make you stand out from the others.
Have you had your current students write reviews for you on your profile? Also, I've noticed more people have contacted me since having care.com Premium. You may want to give that a shot for a month.
Highlight what you've tutored, and be sure to emphasize how long you've been tutoring Also, see if you can get reviews or recommendations from the people you've tutored for in the past.
I am not expert, however, I do not think there is a way to demonstrate your tutoring abilities online, other than in your profile stating you have experience. It usually helps to give examples rather than just state that you have tutored similar to telling a story and include the lessons you have learned from the experience.
Let the parents know that you are more up-to-date with the newer subjects being taught now in public school. This helps a lot!
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Keep samples of your teaching method, testimonials, and show how you can relate to the child's needs
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