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How to Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business : Get paid to help kids succeed, make parents your ally, build trust - Beth A Lewis

How to Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business

Get paid to help kids succeed, make parents your ally, build trust

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Private tutoring represents a billion-dollar industry in the United States, serving millions of students a year. For educators, a home-based tutoring business may represent a part-time job to supplement their teaching income, a flexible career choice after having their own children or retiring from the classroom, or a uniquely fulfilling way to work one-on-one with children who need specialized help. But other people with expertise in various fields, including those with business skills, can also capitalize on this trend. In this comprehensive guide, a longtime teacher and tutor shows them how to do so. * Get paid to help kids succeed * Make parents your ally * Build trust with students * Set your own schedule * Market your expertise * Become the tutor everybody wants

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. x
So You Want to Start a Home-Based Turtoring Businessp. 1
Classroom Teaching vs. Home-Based Tutoringp. 2
If You've Never Taught Beforep. 4
Reflecting on Your Potential for Home-Based Tutoring Successp. 5
The Realities of Self-Employmentp. 7
Enlisting Household Supportp. 11
Envisioning the Businessp. 13
What You Need to Get Startedp. 13
Defining Your Work Stylep. 14
Ways to Meet Your Clients' Needsp. 22
What You Need in Your Workspacep. 27
Setting Up Your Home Officep. 27
Setting Up Your Tutoring Workspacep. 34
Merging Workspace and Personal Spacep. 36
Achieving Work-Life Balancep. 38
Creating a Mobile Workspacep. 39
A Final Word on Workspacesp. 40
Writing Business Planp. 41
Why Create a Business Plan?p. 41
Elements of the Business Planp. 41
How Will You Define Business Success?p. 46
Getting Startedp. 51
Setting Up Your Small Businessp. 51
Steps to Starting Your Businessp. 52
Consulting Professionalsp. 57
Printed Materialsp. 60
Building a Business Web Sitep. 62
Ready to Tutor!p. 63
Home-Based Tutoring in Practicep. 64
The Successful Initial Parent Phone Callp. 64
The Initial Parent-Student-Tutor Meetingp. 65
Supplementary Materials for the Initial Meetingp. 77
Setting Up a Scheduling Systemp. 80
Establishing a Rapport with Your Studentsp. 81
Session Notesp. 83
Real-Life Example: A Typical Tutoring Sessionp. 87
Ongoing Client Updatesp. 89
Keeping Clients Happyp. 91
Financial Planning and Managementp. 93
Factors to Consider When Setting Your Hourly Ratep. 93
Designing and Enforcing Your Cancellation Policyp. 96
Weathering Seasonal Ebbs and Flowsp. 97
Invoicingp. 98
Budgetsp. 102
RecordKeeping and Taxesp. 105
Recordkeepingp. 105
Taxesp. 108
Ethical Issuesp. 110
Confidentiality Issuesp. 110
Maintaining Neutrality on Sensitive Subjectsp. 112
Ethical Communications with the Classroom Teacherp. 114
Business Ethicsp. 115
To Sum Upp. 116
Marketing Your Tutoring Servicesp. 117
Marketing Researchp. 117
Marketing Factorsp. 118
Creating a Market for "Off-Season" Tutoringp. 127
The Internet and Home-based Tutoringp. 130
Building a Business Web Sitep. 131
Web Design Tipsp. 132
Search-Engine Optimizationp. 134
Offering Online Support Between Sessionsp. 136
Expanding Your Business into Online Tutoringp. 140
Business Endgamep. 142
Visualizing the Evolutionp. 142
Ways to Grow Your Businessp. 144
The Benefits of Staying Smallp. 146
Training and Certificationp. 148
Staying Connected to Educational Trends and Toolsp. 148
Ways to Grow Professionallyp. 149
Above All, Keep It Practicalp. 152
Appendixp. 153
Recommended Reading Listp. 153
Recommended Web Sitesp. 154
Recommended Software and Sourcesp. 155
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 156
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 164
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ISBN: 9780762754328
ISBN-10: 076275432X
Series: How to Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT PR
Dimensions (cm): 23.114 x 18.796  x 1.778
Weight (kg): 0.363