Tips on how to successfully start your own tutoring business through WyzAnt:
(1) Build your reference library by buying used text books and exam prep books from local libraries, used book stores, pawn shops, etc., or online where you can get books that are either new or in good condition, for much less than retail prices.
(2) Post a recent photo on your profile. A professional photo is preferred. Potential clients want to know what you look like.
(3) Do not just simply throw a profile together. Spend time perfecting it so that it does a good job of selling you to potential clients. Avoid beginning every sentence of your profile with the word "I".
(4) If you have little to no experience on WyzAnt’s site, set your rate lower than the competition so that you can draw in clients, and then raise your rate as you gain experience emblems (20+, 50+ etc.).
(5) If possible, make your self available at times when clients would most need your services.
Though I applaud the efforts of parents who will spend hard earned dollars to see their children succeed, parents must understand that there are companies out there whose primary focus is to primarily take their money. I read some recent reviews about a
well known tutoring lab which left me in a daze. They charged almost $200 to test the child, then told the parents that they needed to invest $10,000 of money, for 240 hours of tutoring services. All this on the promise (but no guarantee) that it would completely
turn the child around. And of course, the average parent does not have this money laying around, so the funds would have to be borrowed. Is it just me, or does this seem like way too much money to be spending on tutoring services which are not one-on-one?
I would recommend looking into private one-on-one tutoring for parents. What the learning centers don't voluntarily tell you is that your child does not get one-on-one attention. And the tutors at these places typically...