How to Find Clients as a Tutor

Finding clients as a tutor can be difficult but there are many ways to do it! Learn how to use online platforms like Kijiji & Craigslist as well as industry-specific sites like Skooli & Preply.

How to Find Clients as a Tutor

Finding clients as a tutor can be a daunting task, especially in the current climate. With so many businesses and resources temporarily closed, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to find clients for your tutoring business. One of the best ways to find clients is to offer your services at nearby schools or by advertising your services online as Profs online actuarial and management science tutors.Before COVID-19, it was easy to advertise tutoring services in schools, community centers, and across the city.

Now, you can use online platforms like Kijiji, Craigslist, Facebook groups, and mentoring directories like Knowledge Roundtable to reach potential clients. Word of mouth is also an effective way to find new customers; ask your current customers or their parents if they know anyone who is interested in tutoring. You can also consider offering a referral program where your tutors can offer a free lesson for successful referees or clients who have been referred. Some tutoring websites allow clients to post what they are looking for and so this can be a method to get in touch if you have a tutor that fits their needs.

You or your tutors may contact schools on how to market their private tuition agencies, possibly by advertising their services at an open house night or parents' night. Additionally, you can ask your tutors to use any of their contacts, including past and current students. Generic advertising sites, including Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, are also great places to start. It's also worth looking into local online communities, such as Facebook groups for parents and IELTS preparation Facebook groups, and industry-specific sites like Skooli, Fiverr, Upwork, Italki and Preply.

These directories are powerful in scope and will help your tutor listings appear in search results when people search for tutoring services online. Blogs are another great way to reach potential mentoring clients. To ensure that you can do all of this and still save time to provide a personalized mentoring experience to all your clients, it's important that you automate your manual processes and administrative work, starting with scheduling appointments and classes. Appointty tutor scheduling software helps you do just that.

In addition, it comes with some pretty important marketing features such as Instagram and Facebook bookings, Book with Google, etc. If you are an in-person tutor or offer a hybrid model, getting in touch with local clients is a good idea to move forward. Most of your happy old clients will be willing to enroll their mentees in your online tutoring services. Spread the word and ask teachers and principals if they know of any students who need tutoring near you.

Go back to that list and communicate with former clients via SMS or emails about your new mentoring mode. Finally, don't forget about Skooli! They are looking for English as a Second Language tutors and tutors with a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree (or all).

Joe Robbins
Joe Robbins

Joe Robbins is the esteemed Head of Consultancy at The Profs, an acclaimed education startup recognised for its innovative approach in the industry with several awards, including The Telegraph Trade Awards' Most Innovative SME Exporter 2018, and Education Investor’s Best Tutoring Company 2017. At The Profs, Robbins has been a pivotal figure, initially excelling in the Client Liaison team by generating over £1,000,000 in revenue. His remarkable contributions led to the establishment of The Profs Consultancy, a multiservice wing focusing on premium educational services such as admissions support to top-tier UK and US universities, educational mentoring, career application support, and tailored educational planning for discerning clients. Educationally, Robbins is a distinguished alumnus of King's College London, where he completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Security, Leadership, and Society, graduating with a Pass with Distinction. His academic achievements complement his professional expertise, making him a respected leader in the education sector. Joe Robbins continues to drive The Profs Consultancy with a commitment to excellence, shaping the future of education through innovative solutions and a deep understanding of the sector's evolving needs.

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