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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 round table 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, NFL Football, Fantasy Football, Tips for Tutors, Grammar

How to Promote Test Prep Services

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Sep 14, 2017 5:19:00 AM

Tutoring -- especially test prep -- is a high margin service industry. Spending a few bucks on promotional items can make a big difference in your ability to gather and close leads at the next college fair or back to school night. 

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Topics: Growth, SAT Tutoring, promotional tools for tutors, free download, marketing tools for tutoring companies, free tools for tutors, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, Back to School Events

What Advice Should Test Prep Tutors Give Students?

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Sep 12, 2017 7:04:00 AM

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Topics: SAT Tutoring, ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, Best Practices, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, ACT tutoring, Test Prep Strategy, Tips for Tutors, Test Prep Advice, Tutoring Advice, Test Prep Tips

A Test Prep Tutor's Top 5 NFL Football Pet Peeves

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Sep 10, 2017 7:45:00 AM

In honor of the return of NFL Football, check out my Top 5 NFL Pet Peeves. Some of these pet peeves are directly related to test prep. Some are a bit more of a stretch. Either way, I think you'll find them enjoyable (or super irritating, depending on how your mind works).  

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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, NFL Football, Fantasy Football, Tips for Tutors, Grammar

Are You Ready to Scale Your Business with Online Test Prep Tutoring?

Posted by Sheldon S. on Sep 5, 2017 5:38:00 AM

Tutoring is one of the most time-tested business models in the “gig economy”. It is a service that has perpetual demand thanks to a steady potential client base. As long as there are students, there will be a need for educators to work with them. For those with the ability to help struggling students learn, tutoring can be a great source of income.

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Topics: Growth, increase tutoring revenue, SAT Tutoring, ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, how to increase referrals, ACT test prep, Leads Generation, SAT test prep, ACT tutoring, August SAT, Online Tutoring

Book Your Back-to-School Appearances Now!

Posted by Sheldon S. on Aug 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM

As a test prep professional, booking live presentations through local schools can be a great way to promote your business and reach new clients. In some cases, this is easier said than done. 

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Topics: increase tutoring revenue, grow your tutoring company, promotional tools for tutors, how to increase referrals, ACT test prep, generate referrals, SAT test prep, SAT vs ACT, How to Sell to Schools, Back to School Events

Making the Right Calculator Choices on the SAT and ACT

Posted by Sheldon S. on Aug 16, 2017 6:24:00 AM

At first blush, there are few things nerdier than a deep-dive into calculators, but bear with me. Pocket protectors and taped spectacles aside, a calculator can actually have a profound impact, negative or positive, on how a student does on the SAT or ACT.

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Topics: ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, Practice SAT tests, College Admissions, August SAT, Calculator, Practice ACT tests, SAT Math, ACT Math

15 Seconds Could Lower Your SAT Score by 15% or More

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Aug 10, 2017 8:01:00 AM

A new ad campaign from Geico's creative team is an excellent tool for teaching students about the process of elimination on the SAT Critical Reading. No, seriously. 

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Topics: free tools for tutors, International Test Prep, ACT test prep, ACT, SAT test prep, ACT tutoring, SAT Reading Strategy, ACT Reading Strategy, Critical Reading Strategy, Process of Elimination

Use Your Endless Summer to Prepare for the Next Wave of Test Prep

Posted by Sheldon S. on Aug 8, 2017 5:54:00 AM

August can be a rough month for a test prep business. For many clients, summer vacation trumps summer remediation. The phones aren’t ringing off the hook and client rolls can start to look a bit thin. That said, much of your tutoring company's autumn growth will be determined by how you spend your time during this lull. Are you investing your August in growth or just waiting for summer to end?  

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Topics: Growth, increase tutoring revenue, SAT Tutoring, ACT Prep, Test Prep, SAT Prep, how to increase referrals, Leads Generation, ACT tutoring, August SAT

4 Simple Hacks to Increase Your Test Prep Productivity

Posted by Sheldon S. on Aug 1, 2017 5:17:00 AM

 

Life hacks are all the rage these days. Whether it’s turning your hoodie into a feedbag, repurposing pool noodles, or reorganizing your kitchen, people are looking for ways to streamline their lives in quick (sometimes unorthodox) ways. 

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Topics: Independent Tutoring, Best Practices, Productivity, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, Ask Me Anything

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