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Old 07-08-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Hi Everyone! I am truly thankful to you for your very good suggestions. I followed many of the suggestions that you all offered and I will spend today evening doing the same.

I have a steady full time teaching job at college. I got interested in starting my own tutoring business after getting few offers from tutoring companies to teach. Teaching at a college, I am able to foresee the math concepts and skills that are most necessary for students. 50% students who take college level math withdraw from them countrywide mostly because they are not prepared well to understand them. I am hoping that I will be able to train school students suitably because of my experiences at the college.
I wonder if the target audience might be a problem - you are looking for high school students to tutor, to help them get ready for college math, correct - or did I misunderstand? I am wondering if the same students who withdraw because they are underprepared are the same students whose parents generally look for tutoring. I'm just thinking that when I think of tutoring I think of the advanced students who use it to get even more advanced, or the students who know they are behind and whose parents care. I wonder if the students who go on to college unprepared are students who even knew that they were unprepared. I know parents who spend a fortune on tutoring, but they are people wanting to get their kids into TJ - not people whose kids are behind.

Anyway, I'm kind of surprised that you are a full-time professor and want to tutor. Why? Everyone I know who tutors is an adjunct, and we'd all kill to be real professors and give up all this piecemeal crap work.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Hi Marie5v, I am very passionate about my job and it makes my life happy and meaningful. However, I am very interested in having my own tutoring company where I can bring my experience, teaching philosophy, and skills to create curriculum and teach. Since, I just moved into the area, I want to start teaching few student to begin with and hopefully grow more.

I am open to teach anybody who wants to learn math. There is a gap between the graduation requirements at high school and required standards by colleges/universities. Two-Third of the students who take math placement test at the community colleges are placed into remedial mathematics classes.

I am open to teach math to anybody - school or college. If the students are in school, I hope that I will be able to teach enough skills so that they are prepared to take college level math or any level math... and are not struggling with the material they should have already known.

Pls let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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How about if someone built a website where local tutors all over the country could advertise their services and customers could book sessions and leave customer feedback? You'd pay them for each student session booked. Would something like that appeal to you?
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Hi CAVA1990, I could it do it for a while but my primary aim is to have my own company. I have seen some similar websites.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Hi CAVA1990, I could it do it for a while but my primary aim is to have my own company. I have seen some similar websites.
Which websites? Why would advertising your services on them prevent you from having your own company? If my company sells products on Amazon, it's still my company. Presumably your company could sell its services on one of those the same way.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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My kids' elementary school (in NoVA) has a bulletin board when you walk in the first set of doors to the school. On it are advertisements for piano teachers, tutors, clubs, etc. I don't what one does to get approved to put an ad on there, but I imagine you ask at the front desk. It might be worth looking into or calling the schools in your area to see if they have something similar.
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