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In order to access our network of students in Canada and around the world, we invite you to create your teaching ad on Superprof
If you are already registered with us, you can publish your first ad directly.
To ensure that your ad is as visible as possible, we recommend that you take the time to fill in with care all of the different sections of the ad and don't forget to upload a smiling picture of yourself and a certificate of your qualifications. We also recommend that you ask your former students, colleagues or professors for recommendations.
Teaching ads complete with a profile picture are 10 times more likely to be contacted by students.
Superprof gives you the opportunity to work independently and fix your own rates.
The Premium Subscription boosts your position on the site so will you become more visible to potential students. This is based on your address and the amount of kilometres you have selected to travel. You will also receive statistics that can be viewed on your dashboard under 'Manage my listing'. The Premium Subscription is only useful if you're providing face to face lessons and in an area that may be competitive.
The Premium Subscription is $29 monthly subscription or a $108 yearly subscription. Both payments are automatically renewed.
Please note, you can cancel the subscription anytime by clicking 'Manage my profile', and then 'Account'.
The new dashboard has a number of new functions allowing you to discuss with your students directly via our online messaging system, be paid directly through the website, and schedule your classes in advance. Please find more detailed information about each of the different functions:
Discuss with your student
Our new online messaging system allows you to discuss directly with your student through the platform in order to plan your future lessons.
Review Your Lessons
You can leave a review for your students and report any issues with a course. Our customer service team will be here to help answer any questions or address any issues you may have.
Schedule a Lesson
Under the calendar function, you can select all of your availabilities for future lessons with your students. You will then be able to select the date which suits you best.
The more complete and detailed your ad, the more credibility it will have with students and the higher up it will be on the search results.
- The title of your ad must be more than 12 words.
- Filling in at least 40 words in the "Teaching" and "Experiences" sections of your ad.
- Add a video to your ad, it's a real plus!
- You also need to be as responsive as possible to the lesson requests you receive. The faster you answer, even if it's to decline the request, the higher your profile will be ranked and the more visible it will be to students.
- Have your Superprof students leave reviews on your profile. You can leave a review for your students a week after the lesson has been accepted. When you do, an automatic email is sent, inviting them to do the same.
And finally, take a look at our Premium Subscription.
Setting your rates too high can scare the students, while rates that are too low may suggest incompetence. To find the optimal rate:
1. Look at how much teachers are asking for in your subject and in your city. (An average rate is suggested when you are creating your ad.)
2. Adjust the rate according to your degree, skills, and experience.
3. Adjust the rate according to the travel time required and the duration of the class.
4. Re-evaluate your rate based on the number of students who contact you.
If you wish to cancel your subscription to the Premium Subscription, let us know through the following form:
As a reminder, please contact us 5 business days before the automatic renewal date of your subscription so that we can process the request.
We hope to have you back in our VIP club very soon!
Creating your teaching ad could not be simpler, just follow the step by step instructions on Superprof and fill out each section. Here are a few helpful tips to help make it as visible as possible to potential students, allowing them to find you:
Highlight your Strengths (your skills, your experience...)
Ask yourself why a potential client may choose you over another peer tutor. Explain what differentiates you and makes your private lessons exceptional. Explain your learning style and teaching methodology.
Tell your Story
Teaching is not just about passing on your knowledge; it is also about building a bond of trust with your students. Showing your human side is very important. Showing that you're an interesting and thoughtful person, willing and capable of listening to others. Mention your hobbies, groups you're part of, your travels, your past work experience, and successes in life.
Focus on the Benefits: What are you Providing to your Future Students?
Try to avoid technical terms difficult to comprehend. Also avoid bland or cliché phrases that do not detail what you will provide. For example, do not just say "I teach maths at all levels and for all abilities", mention the exact levels at which you teach as well as the exact topics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, etc.)
Include a Picture that Makes you Stand Out
Clear frontal photos of your face are an important way for students and teachers to learn about each other. You will increase the number of contacts you make 10 fold by adding a high quality, profile picture of yourself.
Review your Ad
An advertisement full of mistakes will not be taken seriously. Re-read your ad with a text editor and make a final review before publishing.
At Superprof, we offer more than 1000 subjects across dozens of categories (sports/academia/hobbies/music/etc.).You don't necessarily have to be a qualified tutor to be an effective educator. For example, a professional pianist is obviously qualified to give piano lessons, but teaching involves much more than certification. It requires passion; love for your craft, enthusiasm and the ability to foster these attributes in your students. A piano teacher does not necessarily have to be a concert pianist, but they must have good ideas on how to become one and how to master the instrument and the music.
If you want to start tutoring in English, you need to have mastered the language yourself, be fluent or bilingual and able to explain concepts in writing, grammar and accent reduction. You may also be required to teach your students the basics of culture and history of the countries where the language is spoken.
If you have not yet achieved the "Star" status on Superprof, we require you to offer your first lesson for free. Even if you do have a review, Superprof recommends that you offer the first class for free because;
It allows you to make a connection with the student
The purpose of the first meeting is not to give a class to your pupil, but to get to know and understand what their needs are, set up a lesson plan and a teaching method that will allow your pupil to reach his/her goals.
It is a small investment for a greater reward
Offering one hour of your time for free to a student who may use your services all year and spread the word about your services is an excellent investment.
It reassures students
Students will contact you more frequently; it is more engaging for them.
The first lesson offered for free is a chance for you and your student to get to know each other however, it does not have to be a formal lesson unless you and the student agree amongst yourselves to do so.
The first free lesson could be a discussion about your aims and objectives or your teaching methods for example, or it could be a trial lesson to assess the students' ability.
Whatever form your free lesson takes, be sure to agree on this with the student beforehand, and make sure they understand what is being offered in this first meeting.
There are as many ways of organizing a class as there are teachers- not to mention that the organization of the course depends on the needs and objectives of the student.
Here is a tried and tested class structure:
Correct the exercises and review the material from the previous class (5-10 min).
This is a great way to test your students and make sure that they don't forget the material seen before.
Review the current lesson (15-20 min).
To know which points are most crucial for the student, it is a good idea to have them review the class. Ask them to describe what they have learnt, what do they mean, and can they expand on less assimilated points.
Practice exercises (20-30 min).
Understanding a class is good, but knowing how to apply your knowledge as part of a problem, an exercise or in real life, is better. Have your student do as many exercises as possible.
Take stock (5-10 minutes).
Ask your student to make sure they understand the notions seen during the session.
So your student does not forget everything from one week to the next, assign some exercises to allow them to review the most important notions as well as those in which they still have some difficulties.
You can receive recommendations by sending recommendation requests via email on your dashboard page. Recommendations can be made by friends/family and/or ex students; anyone that can provide a character reference for your teaching experience
Reviews can only be left by students who you have accepted through Superprof. Seven days following initial requests, students will see the option to review their tutors on their dashboard under ‘Recent lesson requests’.
👨🏻💻 For one-on-one lessons, there are a number of different tools available.
Among the most popular are:
Easy to use and completely free, these tools will allow you to carry out your lessons through different medium : computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Let’s take the example of a foreign language class… All you need to do is follow these three simple steps:
- Download your chosen application
- Ask your student for their username
- Connect with your student at the scheduled time for your course
👨👧👦 If you would like to offer group classes (up to 10 people), we would recommend using Google Hangouts.
This is available from:
- The Google Hangouts website
- Your Gmail Inbox
- The Google Hangouts Mobile Applications (Android, iOS)
- The Google Hangouts extension in your Google Chrome web browser
Check out this link for more information on how to set up a video conference.
Our team is here to respond to all of your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck with your classes!
You directly define with the student the agenda that you want to set up. Superprof does not intervene in any way in the organization of lessons or the relationship between tutor and student.
We just offer you a chat function and an agenda specially designed for your lessons on Superprof to help you get organised.
This is a security measure for our tutors that we have put in place so that you are not damaged by the last-minute cancellations of your students.
You have to choose between the compensation of 0%, 50%, or 100% of the lesson price. You can set this from the Cancellation Policy page.
The student will pay you for classes online directly through Paypal. You will receive the payment 24 hours after the scheduled lesson has been completed. Your student will also have the option of choosing to pay for packs of 5 or 10 lessons in advance. If you accept the pack proposition, you will receive 50% of the payment immediately, and the remaining 50% from the moment all lessons have been scheduled and done. Therefore, each lesson from the pack must be scheduled via the platform (ambassador teachers receive 100% at once). Superprof will receive a 10% commission on all classes and packs booked through the platform.
You also have the option to subscribe to the Premium Pass, which is a monthly subscription of 29$ and offers many benefits including 0% commission.
The Premium subscription boosts your position on the site so will you become more visible to potential students. This is based on your address and the amount of kilometres you have selected to travel. You will also receive statistics that can be viewed on your dashboard under 'Manage my listing'.
The Premium Subscription is a $29 monthly subscription or a $108 yearly subscription. Both payments are automatically renewed.
Please note, you can cancel the subscription anytime by clicking 'Manage my profile', and then 'Account'.
Make sure you get paid! We offer a secure lesson payment system, via your account.
In order for your lessons to be paid for online, you must click on the tab “propose a lesson”, from the site’s messaging system, and validate it with the student. You do this by clicking the "+" button at the bottom right of the conversation and offering a single lesson or packs of 5/10 hours of lessons to your students.
The student will be able to pre-pay for the lesson by credit card or Paypal and this will automatically appear in your balance. The amount will then be paid to you 24 hours after the course has taken place (assuming no problem has been reported) .
To receive this money you will need to approve a method of payment via which to receive your funds. Either a valid bank account or Paypal account. As a reminder, be sure to schedule lessons directly in your Superprof calendar so we know when they are finished.
If you need more info, we will be happy to answer you 😃
For the payment of your pack we send you the first half of the money when the student accepts it, and the second half of the money from the moment the course is finished. (All hours have been taught).
Each hour of the pack must be scheduled via the agenda so that we know when to send you the second half.
The money for a lesson will appear in your account 24 hours after the lesson has taken place.
We have put this rule in place to give the student or tutor time to report any problems that may have occurred.
If the lesson is reporting for some reason by the student or tutor, the amount will be blocked until the report was processed.
Don’t forget to add a payment preference to receive your balance!
We're here to help! Contact us from Monday to Friday and we'll answer all your questions as soon as possible!
Or send us an email at email@example.com
At Superprof, our tutors write and publish their own ads.
We encourage you to read them attentively in order to find the tutors’ rates, information concerning their methodology (whether they offer face to face lessons or by webcam, etc) and all other information. Once you have found your tutor, book a lesson with your tutor.
During the booking process, be specific about what you want to learn, your needs, background, level and availability so that the tutor can reply to your request with full knowledge of your conditions. Don’t worry, our tutors only accept lessons that they know they will be able to give.
✏️ If you have any other questions, we are here to answer them!
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The new dashboard has a number of new functions allowing you to discuss with your teacher directly via our online messaging system, pay for your classes online, and schedule your classes in advance. Please find more detailed information about each of the different functions:
Discuss with your teacher
Our new online messaging system allows you to discuss directly with your teacher through the platform in order to plan your future lessons.
Review Your Lessons
You can leave a review for your teachers and report any issues with a course. Our customer service team will be here to help answer any questions or address any issues you may have.
Schedule a Lesson
Under the calendar function, you can select all of your availabilities for future lessons with your teachers. Your teacher will then select the date which suits them best.
In order to message tutors, you will be asked to pay a monthly subscription of $39, which is not connected with an individual tutor’s rates. The Student Pass is a subscription of $39/ month which allows you to contact as many tutors as you wish. There is no engagement, you can manage and cancel your student pass at any moment through your account settings.
Your Student Pass is renewed automatically after 30 days. The subscription is non-binding and you can cancel your subscription at any moment via your dashboard or by contacting our Customer Service team.
If you get an accepted request and later the lesson does not occur, you will be able to get a refund as long as you can show through email/SMS that the lesson did not take place.There is, however, no obligation to start lessons with tutors who accept your requests, so make sure to message a few tutors at once to guarantee a response. Make sure to put as much information in your message as possible.
The $39 Student Pass includes:
- The guarantee of finding one or multiple exceptional tutors.
- Finding the best tutor at the best hourly rate for private lessons.
- Receive the first lesson free (not compulsory) from every tutor.
- The Superprof team at your disposal to help you with anything you may need in finding a tutor.
Superprof is a team of professionals dedicated to verifying each profile registered with the end goal of guaranteeing the quality of our tutors.
With over 4 million tutors worldwide, this is a meticulous task which requires significant effort from each of our team members.
We place at your disposal a secured website with no external advertising, which undergoes constant upgrading. We strive for a Superprof that is easy to use, practical and functional so that you have an unforgettable learning experience.
Do not hesitate to contact us!
You were charged the $39 corresponding to the Student Pass because at least 1 of the tutors you contacted accepted your demand.
If none of the tutors contacted have accepted your request, please let us know and it will be our pleasure to assist you.
Your Student Pass allows you to contact as many tutors as you wish for one month. You can still find the perfect tutor!
The Superprof team is always here for you. Please give us a detailed account of your situation, and we will get back to you ASAP.
When a tutor does not reply within their average response time, our team gets in contact with them so as to encourage them to reply to your request as quickly as possible.
Don't forget that your Student Pass allows you to contact as many tutors as you like during 30 days. We invite you to run a quick search and find your perfect tutor.
If the tutor that a student initially contacted is not available and unable to accept the lesson request, the student will automatically be rematched with other tutors that meet the same criteria as the student’s initial search. The student will be notified if the tutor that they have been rematched with is available to give them lessons. If the student agrees to take lessons with the rematched tutor, then the student simply has to select ‘Discuss’ from the tutor’s message in the messaging centre from their Superprof dashboard. The student will then be able to contact the tutor in order to begin lessons and by clicking ‘Discuss’ and this will automatically trigger the monthly subscription for the student pass.
To cancel your Student Pass, all you need to do is log into your Superprof account and go to the tab 'Student Pass' on your Dashboard. You can then click on 'Cancel my subscription' and your subscription will be cancelled immediately.
The Student Pass is a monthly subscription of $39 and it allows you to contact as many tutors as you like. These can be tutors of any subject and in any city. The subscription is automatically renewed each month but there is no commitment - you can cancel your subscription at any time through your account settings if you no longer need the service.
Once you have found a tutor and you do not wish to find any more tutors and no longer need our services, you are welcome to cancel your Student Pass through your Dashboard. You will still be able to stay in touch with the tutors you have already connected with on the platform.