Had you considered becoming a tutor and thought that gaining a role as a Starr Tutoring Brand Associate might be a way to go about it.
I would like to highlight 5 reasons why I think you should think again.
You’re expected to travel to the tutee.
At Starr Tutoring we have always made it our policy to travel to the tutee. We obviously have our reasons for doing this (we want to offer the best possible service and we hope that by travelling to the tutee it helps us to do this and stand out from the crowd. Perhaps more importantly it allows the child/ adult to work in an environment where they feel confident and secure which is additionally important for those with special needs such as being on the Autistic Spectrum).
But contrary to these benefits there are many downsides. We cannot support as many people as we spend a certain amount of our time travelling from person to person.
At some stage in its life nearly every car will break down leaving it a struggle to get to people’s houses; do you hire a car, cancel lessons or use public transport?
Furthermore there is always the risk that roadworks and traffic will affect the time you arrive at people’s houses having the consequence that you may appear unreliable.
A variety of resources are expected to be used which takes time and effort to create
Starr Tutoring has always prided themselves that they cater to a range of learning styles including those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Although this may seem like a great idea in principle, in practice conjuring up ideas as to how you can approach something from a different more relevant angle and then creating these resources takes time and effort which would not be necessary if you simply relied on downloading and printing worksheets or extracting information and questions from a generic textbook.
Other tutoring agencies probably pay more.
Starr Tutoring have deliberately kept their prices relatively low, not because they feel they can’t justify higher prices, but we feel that if a child needs help with these core subjects they should be accessible regardless of the family’s income.
As someone needing to earn a respectable wage, this slightly lower income may convince you that actually you could earn more if you went it alone or found an alternative agency to assist you in finding work.
There are no fixed hours
Any tutoring position is highly dependent on the child being home from school which means that the hours you will be required to work will be unsociable. They will involve evenings and weekends.
You will also find that during the school holidays when people are away the amount of income you are able to earn drops significantly. This means you need to be disciplined enough to budget for these periods throughout the year.
You’re your own boss. The buck stops with you.
Many people dream of being their own boss and the freedom it brings. As a Starr Tutoring Brand Associate you would not be an employee, you would own your own business with the support of our experience. We would help you in every respect. However, at the end of the day, it is your business and the more you put into it the more you will get out of it.
It is not a system where you can sit back and get rich quick. It requires hard work and discipline. You will only grow if you work your very best and build a reputation to be proud of. It will become a huge influence in your life and that commitment is not for everyone!
I hope these 5 points have given you points to consider.
If I haven’t put you off and you would like to find out more, do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a brochure.
If you feel that you would like to grow your own tutoring business but not as a Starr Tutoring Brand Associate, I wish you all the best and to help you along the way get in touch and we can offer you a FREE 30 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have.
Email email@example.com and request a phone call.
Whatever you decide, good luck!