With hundreds of private tutors competing for tuitions and perhaps more than five home tutors are bidding on the same tuition assignment.
How do you make a tuition assignment stand out from the rest? The fact is each Student/Parent is as different as each private tutor, so there isn’t a “magic formula” that works for every private tuition. There are, however, some essential steps you can take to increase the chances that a prospective student/parent will consider your bid seriously. Here are ten simple tips to get a tuition assignment:
- Read the tuition requirement carefully. After all, if the student/parent doesn’t feel you understand the tuition requirement, you’re not likely to get the tuition assignment. Besides, many students/parents will ask for specific details that you need to be aware of. Student/Parent often includes a specific requirement where the student is facing a problem that should be taken care of. The bottom line is, you should always take the time to go through the tuition description thoroughly.
- Keep your tuition fee and terms of tuition assignment very clear, concise, and to the point. Remember that the student may have more than five private tutors to consider. Likely, every word of every bid isn’t going to be read. Efforts with unnecessarily long descriptions may be skipped over altogether. Don’t invite the student to ignore your request by making it too wordy.
- State your terms clearly. Using the project description as a guide is as precise as possible.
How much it will cost and how long it will take to deliver. Being vague about your terms implies a lack of confidence. If you’re not confident in yourself, the student won’t be, either. Conditions can include:
- When to pay Tuition Fee
- Mode of payment of Tuition Fee
- Where Learning lesson will be conducted
- Frequency of Tuition Session
You should prepare model Terms and conditions. And before starting tuition, do sign agreement with Students/Parents. Agreements will help in avoiding any dispute later on.
- if the student contacts you through a private message, be sure to respond promptly. Most students award projects within the first 24 hours of posting, so ensure you keep yourself available for contact. It’s challenging to take out time from your busy schedule and respond to new tuition inquiries immediately. But, you should always have 15-30 minutes of spare time to respond to all such inquiry requests.
- Respond faster with our mobile website. Visit the site and stay in touch with students on the go. Also, discover new projects and get your bids in quicker on the best new projects. With the proliferation of mobile internet, it has become easier to get connected with a mobile version of the website and respond immediately.
- It’s always a good idea to upload samples with your bid proposals or provide links to online examples. Be sure, however, that your standards are appropriate for the job and represent your best work. Quality, not quantity is usually the rule of thumb when submitting samples. You should always keep the review from past students handy to showcase to new students or parents. Action speaks louder than words
- A word of caution: Unless you’re prepared to give your work away. Any examples you provide should bear a watermark or other means of identification. Or, at the very least, your name and a statement of copyright. Any proprietary content or notes you have created should always be watermarked.
- Be competitive with your pricing. Note that this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be the lowest bidder. Bidding in a world-wide marketplace makes for fierce competition, but if your work is truly above average, you may find that students are willing to pay above-average prices. On the other hand, if you’re relatively new to freelancing, you may need to establish a reputation first. A little common sense will go a long way here.
- Don’t oversell yourself. Low self-confidence is a good thing, but over-the-top claims probably won’t impress anyone. Being frank and honest about your skills will get you much farther than a lot of hype. It’s always preferable to have one demo session to showcase your skills.
- Last, but certainly not least, proofread your bid before you submit it. Is it written clearly? Are there, misspellings? No matter what kind of project you’re bidding on, a poorly written proposal suggests a lack of interest and poor work habits. Neither of those is going to work in your favor.