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5 Factors to Consider when Setting your Tutoring Prices

Posted by Sheldon S. on Nov 13, 2017 6:25:00 AM

The economics of running a tutoring center or a test prep business involve many different moving parts. Owners need to make several key considerations when zeroing in on the sweet spot for pricing their services.

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Topics: SAT Tutoring, Tutoring, Test Prep, marketing tools for tutoring companies, free tools for tutors, ACT tutoring, test prep curriculum, Online Tutoring, hiring tutors, SAT curriculum, ACT curriculum, Pricing Strategy

Learning Disability Accommodations on the SAT and ACT

Posted by Sheldon S. on Nov 8, 2017 6:23:00 AM

Students have a variety of needs when it comes to putting forth their best educational efforts. For some students, these needs require additional modifications and supports to help students maximize their potential for growth. Considerations like extra time, specific learning environments, extended breaks, reading aids, translation services, and the use of technology are often made to help students overcome learning disabilities and challenges.

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Topics: ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, learning disabilities, learning differences, SAT accommodations, ACT accommodations, SAT extra time, ACT extra time

7 Valuable Interview Questions You Aren’t Asking when Hiring Tutors

Posted by Sheldon S. on Nov 3, 2017 6:37:00 AM

 Great test prep companies are comprised of three essential pieces: excellent tutors, engaging test prep curriculum, and an organizational structure that attracts and serves clients effectively. To optimize student growth, these elements must be in sync.

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Topics: Best Practices, grow your tutoring company, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, hiring tutors, tutor training, tutor certification course, how to sell test prep, score consultations, how to hire tutors

How to Support the Needs of Test Prep Students with ADHD

Posted by Sheldon S. on Oct 27, 2017 10:22:25 AM

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses are on the rise among America’s student population. By definition, students with ADHD have difficulty with tasks like focusing and impulse control. That being said, the ways these difficulties manifest vary from person to person. This has a profound impact on the way educators must be prepared to modify their test prep curriculum in order to maximize the growth students with ADHD can achieve.

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Topics: ACT Prep, SAT Prep, free tools for tutors, ACT, SAT, test prep curriculum, sample SAT curriculum, test taking strategies, ADHD, Sample ACT curriculum

Maximize SAT Score Improvements by Tapering Your Tutoring

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Oct 17, 2017 6:32:00 AM

 

Preparing for a standardized test is a lot like preparing for a marathon. In both cases consistency, stamina training, and even diet are critical to maximizing performance.  There are, however, a few critical differences that tutors should keep in mind when helping students prepare for test day. A few of them may surprise you.    

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Topics: Tutoring, ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, Best Practices, score improvement, SAT vs ACT, Pedagogy, SAT curriculum, ACT curriculum, resources for tutors, worksheets for tutors

3 Ways to Maximize the Potential of your Tutoring Staff

Posted by Sheldon S. on Oct 16, 2017 6:06:00 AM

The best businesses are dynamic organizations that maximize the potential of their personnel. As such, a tutoring or test prep business that brings the best out of its staff will find success.

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Topics: Marketing, Independent Tutoring, Best Practices, grow your tutoring company, ACT test prep, Social Media, SAT test prep, hiring tutors, company culture

Wow your Audiences with Impactful Presentations

Posted by Sheldon S. on Oct 5, 2017 5:44:00 AM

So you’ve landed a presentation session at a local school or library. Now what?

There are some crucial steps you should take to ensure you are putting your best foot forward. Preparation and a carefully crafted presentation will give you the opportunity to wow your audience, attract new clients, and up your chances of being invited back for another presentation down the road.

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Topics: Marketing, marketing tools for tutors, promotional tools for tutors, ACT test prep, Leads Generation, College Admissions, Business Development, SAT test prep, How to Sell to Schools

How to Target Your Local Test Prep Markert

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Oct 2, 2017 6:15:00 AM

In our previous post, I took issue with the whole idea that there is ONE singular test prep market. In this post, we'll explore some of the insights I've gathered over the past decade. Without further ado, let's get to know YOUR test prep market!  

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Topics: Growth, increase tutoring revenue, SAT Tutoring, Test Prep, marketing tools for tutors, promotional tools for tutors, Leads Generation, ACT tutoring, Ask Me Anything, How to Sell to Schools, Planning, Test Prep Strategy

When is it Time to Panic?

Posted by Sheldon S. on Sep 22, 2017 8:34:00 AM

Great tutoring and test prep businesses are focused on helping students achieve academic growth; but what happens when a student isn’t demonstrating significant gains from assessment to assessment?

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Topics: Independent Tutoring, Best Practices, free tools for tutors, score improvement, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, Tips for Tutors

How to Target the Test Prep Market

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Sep 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Back in July, I was invited to facilitate a roundtable discussion on How to Target the Test Prep Market. The invitation was clear that I would not be expected to deliver a presentation. I fought the urge to prepare until about five minutes before the discussion, when I finally grabbed a hotel room notepad and frantically scribbled the following notes... just in case.   

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Topics: Growth, increase tutoring revenue, SAT Tutoring, Test Prep, Best Practices, marketing tools for tutors, free download, Leads Generation, ACT tutoring, Ask Me Anything, Planning, Test Prep Strategy, Tips for Tutors

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