We continue our series on creating a tutor program. If you missed the first part you can find it here. Tutor Tips – Creating a summer Tutor Program
So you’ve figure out what you’re going to be tutoring, who you’ll be tutoring and when you’ll tutor.
So for an example we’ll say we tutor high school Math. This summer we’re going to create three programs. One for current students, one for possible future students and one for college students (just to keep our math skills honed.
We’re going to do a “Getting Ready for College Math” – this will be a group class we do with 10 or so participants the last two Saturdays in July, the first two Saturdays in August – we’ll also make it available as a webcast for people who can’t be there every day. The participants will also be able to review these web bits anytime they want (this is actually much easier to create than you think).
The second for high schoolers will be the same dates as for the college students. Limited to 10 or so students – online access is unlimited.
Both of those will be 3 or so hours in length. One from 9am to 12 – the other from 1pm to 4pm. One of the big things to remember is to make it fun. If it’s not fun then the students won’t come back.
The other will be daily 2 hour sessions (group) for five sessions before the school year starts.
So we’ve figured out what we’ll be tutoring, now we need to think about the price. If it’s a group session I like to think about how much we usually charge for an hours worth of tutoring. Then half that.
So for the highschoolers it would be $35 for one of the three hour sessions or $100 for the series. The same or close for the college series. The five sessions for the pre-highschool students, the first session will be free (we’re using these sessions to get folks into our regular tutor program). The other four sessions for $20 each or the series for $50.
Again play around with your prices. Find out what people in your area are charging (your competition). Next time we’ll talk about some ways for you to get the word out.
Enjoy your Tuesday.