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How Fresh Is Your Test Prep Offering?

Posted by Sheldon S. on Jan 16, 2018 8:04:55 AM

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A new year is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and assess your test prep business. Just as gym-goers are packing their local fitness centers chasing resolutions for healthier bodies, test prep companies should be looking for ways to trim the fat in their SAT and ACT test prep courses.

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Topics: tutoring company, Best Practices, Productivity, entrepreneurism, Planning, Test Prep Advice, professional tutors, small test prep company

How Smaller Test Prep Companies Can Stand up to the Giants

Posted by Sheldon S. on Jan 5, 2018 6:13:00 AM

Getting into the test prep game can be intimidating for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is the rise of large, retail tutoring outfits that have the capital, marketing, retail space, staff, and supplies to gobble up the local market.

Does this mean there’s no hope for the little guy? Quite the contrary! With a few purposeful business decisions, smaller test prep and tutoring operations can go toe to toe with (and even surpass) the biggest competitors in town.

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Topics: ACT Prep, Marketing, Test Prep, SAT Prep, grow your tutoring company, Tips for Tutors, small test prep company, independent tutor, Practice Tests, Marketing Mistakes

Tutors Can't Afford NOT To Read This Article

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Dec 18, 2017 4:59:00 AM

You can't afford NOT to read this post?  That's a bold claim coming from a blog about best practices for tutors. However, if you'll indulge me, I'm confident you'll see just how much MONEY you've been wasting in meetings.   

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Topics: Best Practices, grow your tutoring company, promotional tools for tutors, test prep sales, ACT test prep, Business Development, SAT test prep, Scaling Your Business, tutor training, how to sell test prep, Pricing Strategy, Test Prep Packages, hourly test prep

Helping Students Choose the Right Testing Center

Posted by Sheldon S. on Dec 14, 2017 5:18:00 AM

A lot of preparation goes into a successful test day. Students sharpen skills and master testing strategies. They sign up for test dates and decide where to send their scores. Unfortunately, students often overlook one important decision: where to take the SAT or ACT test. And that small decision can have a significant impact on test day performance. Today, we help tutors answer the question, "Where should I take the SAT test?"

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Topics: ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, Best Practices, the College Board

What the December SAT Test Score Reporting Means for Tutors

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Dec 11, 2017 5:03:00 AM

This is an important reminder that sometimes students and parents ask questions about the SAT that have nothing to do with the content of the exam.  For example, tutors may get phone calls this week from students asking, "When will I get my SAT scores back?"  You don't need to know everything about the College Board and its testing procedures, but your and your tutors must be able to answer a few frequently asked questions. 

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Topics: SAT Tutoring, Branded Score Reports, Best Practices, Practice SAT tests, the College Board, College Admissions, SAT test prep, Tutoring Advice, SAT Scores, Score Choice, Frequently Asked Questions

Hey Tutors, Why Don't You Offer Both SAT & ACT prep?

Posted by Sheldon S. on Dec 5, 2017 6:20:00 AM

 

Once upon a time, the choice between the SAT and ACT was largely a regional divide. Over the past decade or so, however, both tests have seen increases in registrations and the geographic disparities have noticeably diminished.

What this means for test prep professionals is that you should be offering support services for both tests to best serve your local(or online) market and maximize your potential business.

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Topics: Marketing, Test Prep, Best Practices, grow your tutoring company, free tools for tutors, ACT test prep, Free Ebook, SAT test prep, tutor training, learning differences

Nine Reasons Why Tutoring Packages Are Better than Hourly Tutoring

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Nov 29, 2017 5:33:00 AM

The best professional tutors know how to value their services.  Just as important, they know how to present their tutoring services in ways that maximize their perceived value and help parents and students to understand the options available.  The key to achieving both these objectives is offering tutoring packages.  

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Topics: Best Practices, grow your tutoring company, test prep sales, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, tutor training, how to sell test prep, score consultations, Pricing Strategy, Test Prep Packages, 18-hour test prep package, test prep bootcamp, hourly test prep, 24-hour test prep package, 32-hour test prep package

Make Test Prep Your New Year's Resolution!

Posted by Sheldon S. on Nov 27, 2017 9:19:55 AM

 

Adding a comprehensive, differentiated test prep program to your repertoire is the best way to make 2018 your best tutoring year yet!  And unlike losing 15 pounds, it's easier than you might think. But just like losing 15 pounds, the trick is to start BEFORE the holidays!

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Topics: Test Prep, grow your tutoring company, promotional tools for tutors, free tools for tutors, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, Test Prep Advice, sample SAT curriculum, Sample ACT curriculum, group tutoring, professional tutors, SAT Tests 2018, ACT Tests 2018, Registration Deadlines

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

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