It’s been a good day for ducks. I woke up to thunderstorms. Lightning and my computers don’t play well together so I spent some time this morning reading and writing. My daughter will be taking her finals next week and then summer vacation begins.. my how the time goes by when you’re having fun.
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The Year in Review –
As we wind down the tutor year and begin to transition to summer tutoring, it’s time to reflect a little on how well you did this past year. I find it’s always a good idea to review and then plan ahead.
- What did you do right? Everyone does something right. You’ll want to make sure you keep doing what you’re doing well. Everyone (yes everyone) does some things well. If you have a hard time figuring out what that is, ask friends, family, co-workers and your students. You want to make sure you accentuate those things you do well. I am good at getting leads.
- What did you do wrong? Just like doing things well, sometimes we make mistakes. There is definitely nothing wrong with making mistakes as long as we learn from them. You’ll want to figure out what the problem is.. and sometimes that can be difficult.
- How did your student’s do? How did they improve?
- Did you have any surprise successes? Why?
- How can you grow your business? What advertising technique worked best? What didn’t work? If an advertising method didn’t work, try to figure out why. Remember advertising needs to be targeted to people who use (and need) your services. Your advertising should also give them a reason to contact you today.
Words of encouragement –
Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh-grade English teacher in Burbank, Calif., was just honored at the White House by being named National Teacher of the Year.
I loved the comment she made during one of her press conferences.
“I am not the best teacher in America. There isn’t just one.”
To Do List for the Week –
- Do the exercise above. Note anything you need to change? Write a list and begin to write down action steps.
- Don’t forget about getting testimonials from your current students.