When is the best time of the year to start a tutoring business?
Tutoring is a year round, 12 month business. Typically, in the summer time, students need either: redmedial, enrichment or work on their summer "homework" packets required by the school. Making yourself available year round is a positive way to support your students, with the summer often used to offer remedial services or completion of required summer homework assignments.
I assumed that I would only find students right before the start of the school year. I was WRONG!! Although I did sign up my first student in late August, I continued to pick up students throughout the year, and found that I was just as busy in the summer as I was during the school year. Some parents want to start out the school year with extra help, and contact you early. Others wait and see, hoping their children’s grades will improve “this year”. So, they end up contacting you after a grade check, first quarter reports, etc. Some wait until January, making it kind of a new year resolution to get their children back on track. Others begin to panic in the spring, and contact you in hopes of ending the school year on a positive note. Many will contact you for summer “catch-up” help. So, ANYTIME is a good time to start a home tutoring business!