Private tuition is increasingly becoming a popular service for school-age students. Many parents feel that there is not enough personal attention for their struggling students and they seek a tutor to help them. School districts also contract tutors and tuition services to help high-need students. To start a private school tuition service, some specialization is required in teaching or in a subject area, but there is a minimum start-up cost for the tuition business. The following steps will help you start a private school tuition service.
Start the option.
Find the appropriate license to file on the Small Business Administration website at http://www.sba.gov/content/search-business-licenses-and-permits
If you hire other tutors, you will need to get an employee identification number (EIN) from the federal government. Get more information here.
If you are establishing a formal business, the type of business (sole proprietorship, LLC, partnership) will determine the additional paperwork you need and how you will be taxed. Forms can be viewed on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98359,00.html.
Apply for a business license and present appropriate business paperwork with your state and county.
Select the age and topic that will be the focus for your tutor service that you are eligible for tutor.
Focus on high-demand areas such as mathematics, science and reading. Parents are often interested in paying top dollar for private tutors, which are subject area experts.
If hiring extra tutors, keep in mind the areas of their expertise.
If you are working with families as a private tutor, you can choose a neutral place like your home, student’s home or library.
Locate a place and decide when you plan for a tutor.
Working directly with schools will often require you to do school tuition.
The fee for private tuition should be based on your qualifications and background. Be competitive with the rate of going to your area.
Research and determine the fees you will charge for tuition.
When used as a private tutoring service with public schools, the fee can be determined by the district.
If you are unsure about whether to charge, it is better to start at a lower rate and raise it essentially.
Write your policies and procedures to share with customers.
The policies for a tutoring business will include your rates and payment policy, cancellation policy, communication policies, programs and other procedures you want.
Market your personal tuition service for parents and schools.
Contact teachers, counselors and school administrators in your area.
Advertisements through neighborhood newspapers, church bulletins and travelers.
To know how to contract tuition services, visit the School District website.
Tutors, especially in financially challenging areas, are required and will often help in renting school tutors or private tuition services in these areas so that the struggling students can be prepared for the end of grade tests.
Create a general text plan template or select a course that you will use.
Separate lessons based on student needs and teacher and guardian input.
To work with school districts you may need a more specific state-aligned course, which you can develop or buy yourself.