Are you a mentor/ tutor looking to increase your student booking numbers? We find the mentors/tutors that are the most proactive will receive the most sessions.

Here are Vygo's top six tips for profile marketing.

  1. Facebook Group Posts 
  2. Offer 30 minutes Free 
  3. Gumtree Advert
  4. Answer in-app Questions 
  5. Return Students
  6. Group Sessions

1. Facebook Group Posts 

It's time to let the social media world know about your skills and services.  Posting in class-specific facebook groups one to two weeks out from assessment periods produces the best results. 

Search Facebook for the subject that you mentor/ tutor, e.g. "CIVIL3141, Semester 2, 2019". Join the group and let students know about your Vygo mentor/tutoring service. Make sure you read the Facebook group rules before posting any content.

2. Offer 30 minutes Free 

Does your institution have a paid mentoring scheme? Offering 30 minutes free for first one hour sessions is an excellent way to boost your bookings, ratings or reviews.

In your 'About Me ' section, make a disclaimer that you are offering 30 minutes free for first sessions.

How does a mentor offer this? Ask your student to either book a session with 30 minutes less duration or when completing the booked session, add the duration minus the 30 minutes free.

Example:

💰 Want 30-minutes free for your first session? 💰 Send me a message to find out more! I am a fourth-year Bachelor of Engineering student and I love all things education.

3. Gumtree Advert

Adverts on Gumtree work best with a heading such as "Calculus" or "Civil Engineering" and a class code in the description.

Tip: To ensure your advert gets the best coverage, use the promote button to lift your adverts and make them stay recent.

4. Answer in-app Questions

Build rapport with your students by answering in-app questions. Students want to ensure you know the content and are the best match. If they ask a question, help them out and give them the best answer possible. 

5. Return Students

 At the end of a session, ask your student if they'd like to book in another session or follow up with them the next day with a message in the app. If you are engaging and willing to provide your support, the student will feel more connected to your services and hopefully book another session. 

E.g." Hey Ash! It was lovely meeting you yesterday, and I enjoyed our session. To help you distil the content we covered yesterday, here is a quick summary  (INSERT CONTENT).  If you need any more support on these topics, please feel free to ask. As discussed in our session yesterday, you would like some help with (INSERT ASSESSMENT OR TOPIC). I am free next Monday to Wednesday  after  4.00 pm if you would like to book in a session?" 

6. Group Sessions

Group tutoring has a lot of benefits. Firstly, students feel more confident and comfortable receiving help if their fellow peer can tag along.  Secondly, you will increase your service through increased word of mouth. Thirdly, you will have greater student reach, and increased session fee's with more than one student. 

We hope you enjoyed our top six tips. If you know any other great tips, we would love to hear about them. Please send us a message through the Inbox tab or Chat with Vygo

Remember, the more proactive you are, the more sessions you will have! 

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