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In order to access our network of students in Canada and around the world, we invite you to create your tutoring ad on Superprof
If you are already registered with us, you can publish your first tutoring 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 and/or loved ones for recommendations.
Tutoring ads complete with a profile picture are 100 times more likely to be contacted by students.
Superprof gives you the opportunity to work independently and fix your own rates (we don't charge commission).💸
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. 👍
- Have your Superprof students leave reviews on your profile. You can leave a review for them too 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 Pro Pass. 🎉
Setting your rates too high can scare students, just like rates that are too low, which may suggest incompetence. It is important to find a balance. To find the right compromise:
- Look at how much other tutors ask for in your subject and in your city.
- Adjust the price according to your degree, skills, experience and the hourly wage you think you deserve.
- Adapt your rate according to the type of students you wish to find - generally, the older a student is, the more money you can ask for.
- Adapt your price according to the time for travel to reach the residence of the student and according to the duration of the session.
- Finally, if you do not find enough students to your liking, do not hesitate to adjust your rates down.
Creating your tutor 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 english tutor jobs, 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 do not have a review from a Superprof student already, 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 this with the student before hand, 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 former 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’.