11 Exit Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

Learn why your employees are leaving. You’re going to lose employees every now and then -- that much is a given. But don’t let their departures be in vain. Make your exit interviews into something more than a chance to communicate information about benefits and other off-boarding matters. Simply going through... more

How to Start a Tutoring Business

Get your new tutoring company off the ground with these 10 tips.     “Tutoring is a $6 to $8 billion industry,” says Eric Clark, president-elect of the National Tutoring Association. Start a tutoring business and a piece of that lucrative pie could be yours. But how do you... more

Preparing for the First Tutoring Session: A Guide for Students, Parents and Tutors

Whether you hire a private tutor or work with a tutoring center, make the most out of the first tutoring session with some preparation. Tutors go beyond helping your child keep up with course work or gaining an academic advantage. A good tutor will motivate a student to learn and... more

11 Steps to Starting Your Own Pet Care Business

Pet care is a billion-dollar industry, but tapping into it is easier said than done. Making the transition from pet lover to pet care pro means figuring out the licenses, certifications, start-up costs and payroll considerations. A little soul searching is also required. “Know before going into it that it’s... more

Tutoring Certifications 101

Why getting certified as a tutor will help you find clients. You have a degree, the latest supplies, and you've spent hundreds of dollars in advertising. You know you're the best tutor. So why do you need more certification? We'll tell you why: Because the people who... more

14 Profile Pictures You Should NEVER Use

Trying to add an image to your Care.com profile? Here are the types of photos you should avoid. When you're applying to jobs on Care.com, what's one of the most important things to have on your profile? A great profile picture! In fact, you're more... more

8 Tips for Tutoring a Child With ADHD

Keep a special needs child on the path to success.     A child diagnosed with ADHD may struggle with getting assignments done, studying for tests and completing projects on time, all of which can be stressful. This can impact the child's grades and attitude toward education. But there... more

How to guides

The Tutoring and Lessons Job Guide: The Tutoring Job Interview

How to interview for a tutoring or lessons job. Now that you've decided what to teach and how much to charge, the next step is the interview. If you haven't had much experience with interviews, try not to be intimidated. After all, you'll be assessing whether the... more