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How to Start a Tutoring Business

Are you thinking of starting business in the education industry by starting a tutoring business at home or tutoring business for kids? Are you aware that rendering tutoring service can serve as a means of generating income instead of sitting down at home and complaining of no job?  Most people keep on carrying their certificates around looking for job from one office to the other seeking for white collar job all to no avail. Why don’t you start tutoring business and be your own boss with good income, either per hour, per week or per month.

Rendering tutoring services will get you busy everyday with good income in your account and also offer you an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt in school and to impact knowledge into others.  Starting your own tutoring business for kids or high school student is what you will always enjoy doing and also make you to study more.

Starting a tutoring business is lucrative and highly profitable because tutors are always sought after by parents to help their wards in passing different examination or to prepare them for higher education.

You can even start the business as an entrepreneur by starting on a relatively large scale and make it a real business that will provide job for people and not only as a source of income for you alone.

Tutor and Student

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Why should you Start Tutoring Business?

Tutoring business is one of the simplest business you can start and will fetch you good money. Let me now highlight some reasons why tutoring business is worth doing.

  1. Tutors are in high demand: Virtually all parents like to see their wards performing excellently in their academics and won’t hesitate to employ tutors to help their wards. This makes tutoring business to be lucrative and profitable.
  2. Tutoring improve your own knowledge because it makes you to study more so as to impact your students rightly.
  3. Tutoring business allow you to start from home and expand over time: You can start tutoring business from home or you go to your student’s home to teach them. Starting from home will save you from huge money of renting.
  4. Starting tutoring requires only small capital: Because tutoring business offers you the opportunity of starting at home or in your student’s home, you only need small amount of money to get some things in place.
  5. You don’t have to spend much money on advertising your tutoring business. Tutoring business is one of the few business that advertises itself because it is your students and parent that do much of advertising of tutoring service you render.
  6. Tutoring business is very simple and easy to run successfully.
  7. Tutoring business offers you an opportunity to be an employer of labour because there will be need for you to employ more tutors as your tutoring business expands.

Starting Tutoring Business

In other to make your tutoring business a successful and profitable one, there is need to plan and come up with good ideas that will guide your tutoring business as well as improve the quality of tutoring service you render. The following steps will guide on how to start a tutoring business successfully:

Decide on where to tutor your student (s):  You can start you tutoring business from home or you visit your student (s) home to teach them. If you wish to start your tutoring business right from your home, there is need for you to put into consideration how accessible your house is and the distance. If you are going to your student(s) home, consider the cost of transportation so as not to run into loss.

Decide on the subject you will teach: List out the entire subject you will like to teach in your tutoring business and should be the ones you can teach and explain very well.  It is also advisable to teach subject that are of high demand and will generate more income for your tutoring business.

Decide on the age group that you will like to teach:  This depends mainly on the location of your tutoring business and the age group of student that are in abundant in your area. Tutoring college students and adult makes it easier to make good income for your tutoring business while tutoring business aimed at kids generate small income.

Design a business plan for your tutoring business:  As simple as tutoring business is, a business plan is very essential, whether you are starting at home or going to your students home. Your business plan should indicate the tutoring business you wish to render, plans on how you wish to expand your tutoring business, plan on how you wish to attract students and parents, etc.

Decide on the amount you wish to charge for your tutoring service: Pricing is a very important aspect of business. It is largely influenced by the age group you are teaching, location of your tutoring business as well as the subject you are teaching.  There is need for you to find out what other tutors are charging their student for the same subject. Your pricing will also affect the profitability of your business and how students will patronize you.

Get all the necessary materials needed: The materials you need will depend on whether you are starting your tutorial business at home or on a large scale. Some basic things needed for tutoring business include:

  1. White board
  2.  Board Marker
  3. Chairs and Desks
  4. Pen
  5. Pencils
  6.  Study guides
  7.  Visual aid
  8. Work sheets
  9. Lesson plans and note

Get your tutoring business registered:  In order to operate your business legally, get your business registered with appropriate authority. This will allow you to render tutoring services without any disturbance. Try to meet up with the requirement of education department or ministry in your area so as to get your tutoring registered easily.

Develop promotion or Marketing Strategies: You need to come up with good promotion and marketing strategies to get student before you can succeed in tutoring business. There is no business that can survive or succeed on its own without proper marketing. Let people be aware of your service. You can start by introducing your tutoring business to schools, especially school counsellors, paste posters in public areas, drop handbills and flyers in places like bookstores, library, sport arena, etc. You can also get people that will help you share the flyers and handbills around the city. You can also consider online advertising or local advertisement in local magazine and newspaper. Endeavour also to open social media account for your tutoring business and advertise on social media network especially facebook.

Develop your administration skills: As your business expands you will need to learn how to administer your business. This will help you in keeping each student’s record like address, phone numbers of parents, subject offering. It will also help you to keep schedule of each time.

Employ more tutor: As your tutoring business grows there will be need to employ more qualified hands that will help you meet up with the demand.  Ensure you employ qualified hands only, because this will go a long way to determine the success of your business. Good teacher will improve the quality of your tutoring service and this will serve as a sellable point that will attract more people to come.

Following these simple steps above will guide you in starting and running a profitable and successful tutoring business.

See you at the Top.


Oladayo Ojekunle is a young entrepreneur, blogger and writer. He has strong passion for business and he's a Huge advocate of self employment. He is the team leader of Perfect Business Guide, a site dedicated to revealing new business ideas and guiding entrepreneur on how to turn the ideas to successful business. You can find him on , facebook, and twitter

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