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As a tutor working for yourself there are a number of things to think about to protect both yourself and your students.
Report your income to ATO. It’s important to keep your income and taxes up to date and a legal requirement to declare your income. As Superprof are not involved in the payment process between, it is your responsibility to declare the transaction.
Insure yourself. It’s not a legal requirement to be insured as a tutor, but it’s a standard practice to do so. Consider public liability insurance, business and portable equipment insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
Be aware of health and safety. This means providing a safe environment for students to learn. This is very important if you plan to teach from your home.
Advertise honestly. Every claim you make must be factually correct, and you should be able to provide documentary proof of any qualification you claim to hold.
Working With Children Check. In all Australian states, it is a legal requirement for anyone wishing to work with children to obtain a customary check. Therefore, if you are looking to offer lessons to minors, we require you to get your permit before registering.
As you'll be self-employed, it's recommended that you obtain your own Australian Business Number (ABN). It's relatively straightforward and free to apply.
Creating your listing could not be simpler, just follow the step by step instructions on Superprof and fill out each section. Here are a few helpful tips to help make it as visible as possible to potential students, allowing them to find you:
Highlight your Strengths (your skills, your experience...)
Ask yourself why a potential client may choose you over another peer tutor. Explain what differentiates you and makes your private lessons exceptional. Explain your learning style and teaching methodology.
Tell your Story.
Teaching is not just about passing on your knowledge; it is also about building a bond of trust with your students. Showing your human side is very important. Showing that you’re an interesting and thoughtful person, willing and capable of listening to others. Mention your hobbies, groups you’re part of, your travels, your past work experience, and successes in life.
Focus on the Benefits: What are you Providing to your Future Students?
Try to avoid technical terms difficult to comprehend. Also avoid bland or cliché phrases that do not detail what you will provide. For example, do not just say “I teach maths at all levels and for all abilities", mention the exact levels at which you teach (UMAT, VCE, QCE, HSC, Gmat, Uni etc.) as well as the exact topics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, etc.)
Include a Picture that Makes you Stand Out
Clear frontal photos of your face are an important way for students and teachers to learn about each other. You will increase the number of contacts you make 10 fold by adding a high quality, profile picture of yourself.
Review your Ad
An advertisement full of mistakes will not be taken seriously. Re-read your ad with a text editor and make a final review before publishing.
If you do not have a review from a Superprof student already, we require you to offer your first lesson for free. Even if you do have a review, Superprof recommends that you offer the first class for free as it;
...allows you to establish rapport with the student
The purpose of the first meeting is not to give a class to your pupil, but to get to know and understand what their needs are, set up a lesson plan and a teaching method that will allow your pupil to reach his/her goals.
...is a small investment for a greater reward
Offering one hour of your time for free to a student who may use your services all year and spread the word about your services is an excellent investment.
...It reassures students
Students will contact you more frequently. Just put yourself in their shoes; would you agree to pay someone without having met them, or being assured that they're the type of teacher your looking for?
If your listing is of interest to a potential student, Superprof will automatically send you an email/SMS to let you know.
So be reactive!
Some students contact several teachers at once to be sure to find a perfect fit. The longer you wait to answer them, the more likely it is that the will find another teacher in the meantime...
The more responsive you are, the more Superprof will improve the visibility of your ad (reactivity is part of Superprof's selection criteria).
Target your ads
If you give classes in several subjects (eg maths & english), create as many ads as you have subject areas. This will allow your classes to be more targeted (only indicate your maths experience in the maths ad ...) and adapt your rates according to the subject taught.
Do some experimenting
If few students contact you, increase or decrease your rates and / or change the title of your ad and / or profile picture and see what happens.
Engage in some shameless self promotion
Share your Superprof ads on social networks, on specialized sites or on classified ad sites. Ask your baker, pharmacist, neighbourhood association or your other students if they know someone who is looking for private lessons ! The more you talk about yourself, the quicker you'll find students.
Our Pro Pass
If this is not enough, subscribe to the professional offer. For a fee of $9 per month (or $69 per year), the score of your ad will increase by 100 points, giving your ad more visibility. If you have friends who are looking for someone, do not hesitate to tell them about Superprof and insert a Superprof link on social networks and your personal website. Increasing awareness of the site will bring more prospects to all.
It’s simple! Find your teacher or tutor through our search engine.
Choose your subject, your city or suburb, and that’s it! You’ll be able to access thousands of our best tutors & private teachers, who will be available to give lessons near you or via webcam.
Once you have run the initial search, you’ll be able to filter it depending on your level, budget and the distance you're willing to travel
When you have chosen your private teacher, you can contact him or her by clicking on the "Book a lesson" button, found on the top right corner of the ad.
We ask our teachers to be as transparent as possible when creating their ads; carefully outlining their experience, methodology and even including a short CV.
Verification of their qualification and personal details
We verify the identity, personal details (telephone number, e-mail address, photo) and the qualification of all of our teachers.
100% authentic reviews – The strength of the community
We verify all of the reviews and recommendations that our teachers receive to guarantee that they are 100% authentic. Only our members can leave reviews. So you can rest assured knowing that our teachers are excellent, competent and available thanks to our community of millions of students!
Both their ratings (eg. 5/5) and their response time (eg.1 hour) are displayed and refreshed in real time.
You can also see the teacher's last connection on Superprof so that you can check their recent activity on the site.
Recommendations from their former students and students parents
The reviews and recommendations the teachers receive from their former students can give you clear insight into the quality of their lessons and their teaching style.
We have developed a system that works in real-time to assess the availability of the teachers through the analysis of their site activity and their responsiveness to other students. Teachers who become inactive for a period of time are contacted and eventually hidden from seach results if no response is received. The teachers that are displayed in the search results are thus, available.
However, we suggest that you specify your availability so that the teacher can make sure that your lesson request is compatible with their schedule.
At Superprof, our teachers write and publish their own ads.
We encourage you to read them attentively in order to find the teachers’ rates, information concerning their methodology (whether they offer face to face lessons or by webcam, etc) and all other information. Once you have found your teacher, book a lesson with them.
During the booking process, be specific about what you want to learn, your needs, background, level and availability so that the teacher can reply to your request with full knowledge of your conditions. Don’t worry, our teachers only accept lessons that they know they will be able to give.
And lastly, enjoy your lessons with Superprof, our teachers are excellent and you’ll love to learn with them 😃.
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