This article is a great insight into methods and simple tutoring tips you can utilise to make sure that you get successful tutoring assignments and are on the top of your game.
With hundreds of private tutors competing for tuitions and perhaps more than 5 home tutors are bidding on the same tuition assignment, how do you make tuition assignment stand out from the rest?
The fact is each Student/Parent is as different as each private tutor, so there really isn’t a “magic formula” that works for every private tuition.
There are, however some important steps you can take to increase the chances that a prospective student/parent will consider your bid seriously. Here are ten simple tips to get a tuition assignment:
1. Read the tuition requirement carefully. After all, if the student/parent doesn’t feel you understand the tuition requirement, you’re not likely to get the tuition assignment. Besides, many Students/parents will ask for specific details that you need to be aware of. In fact, Student/Parent often include a specific requirementwhere student is facing problem, that should be taken care of. The bottom line is, you should always take the time to go through the tuition description thoroughly.
2. Keep your tuition fee and terms of tuition assignment very clear, concise and to the point. Remember that the student may have more than five private tutors to consider. It’s very likely that every word of every bid isn’t going to be read. Bids with unnecessarily long descriptions may be skipped over completely. Don’t invite the student to ignore your bid by making it too wordy.
3. State your terms clearly. Using the project description as a guide, be as precise as possible in stating exactly what you’ll provide, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to deliver. Being vague about your terms implies a lack of confidence. If you’re not confident in yourself, the student won’t be, either.
4. If the student contacts you through a private message, be sure to respond promptly. Most students award projects within the first 24 hours of posting, so ensure you keep yourself available for contact.
5. Respond faster with our mobile apps. Install the mobile app and stay in touch with students on the go. Also, discover new projects and get your bids in quicker on the best new projects.
6. It’s always a good idea to upload samples with your bid proposals or provide links to online examples. Be sure, however, that your examples are appropriate for the job and represent your best work. Quality, not quantity is usually the rule of thumb when submitting samples.
7. A word of caution: Unless you’re prepared to give your work away, any samples you provide should bear a watermark or other means of identification or at the very least your name and a statement of copyright.
8. Be competitive with your pricing. Note that this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be the lowest bidder. Bidding in a world-wide marketplace makes for tough competition, but if your work is truly above average, you may find that students are willing to pay above average prices. On the other hand, if you’re relatively new to freelancing, you may need to establish a reputation first. A little common sense will go a long way here.
9. Don’t oversell yourself. A little self-confidence is a good thing, but over-the-top claims probably won’t impress anyone. Being frank and honest about your skills will get you much farther than a lot of hype.
10. Last, but certainly not least, proofread your bid before you submit it. Is it written clearly? Are there misspellings? No matter what kind of project you’re bidding on, a poorly written proposal suggests a lack of interest and poor work habits. Neither of those is going to work in your favor.