How I Joined The Preply Site To Tutor English Students

  1. Read this great Preply article with 11 tips on how to attract more students
    1. What language would I most want to learn in addition to English?
      1. Swedish
        1. First thing I notice is the profile pic
        2. I would choose a tutor who also speaks English
        3. Do they have a warm and inviting video introduction?
    2. Include as many languages as possible in your profile
      1. Mandarin Chinese
      2. Spanish
      3. Hindi
      4. Bengali
      5. Portugese
      6. Russian
      7. Japanese
      8. Western Punjabi
      9. Marathi
      10. Swedish
      11. Icelandic
      12. Finnish
      13. Norwegian
      14. German
      15. Polish
      16. Dutch
      17. French
      18. Italian
      19. Hungarian
  2. Upload a headshot that shows your best self (friendly and smiling)
  3. Write a headline that makes prospective students (customers) want to watch your video and read your description
  4. Make a video that’s friendly, inviting, and explains clearly what you can do for your students
    1. Preply says the best results come from videos 50-100 seconds long
  5. Write a description that’s friendly, inviting, and explains clearly what you can do for your students
  6. Set an hourly rate low enough to allow you to attract new students and build your statistics
  7. Be sure to complete all updates to your laptop every night as soon as you see update prompts
  8. Be in the Preply space five minutes early for the lesson (or at least be one click away)
  9. If there are technical issues, suggest Google Meet (vs. Zoom)
    1. Suggest that they email your gmail address
  10. Once the lesson starts, review the student’s English Placement Test with them
  11. Ask the student detailed questions about where, when and how they previously learned English
  12. Choose their Learning Plan based on their goals and their test results
  13. During the lesson, “float” your student’s image to be top and center of the screen
    1. So that you’re looking directly at them and not at, say, yourself
  14. 50 minutes into the lesson, be sure to assign the student homework
    1. I prefer a vocabulary spreadsheet
      1. with spaces for definitions
      2. with two lines for each word’s example sentences
      3. I’ll model the task by defining one word and writing two sentences
      4. “Now tell me what you’re going to do for homework.”
      5. “What questions do you have?”
  15. With five minutes left in the trial lesson ask an alternative close
    1. “You’ll want to take at least two lessons a week to get the most out of them.”
    2. “Would you like to save 2% or 5% on future lessons today?”
  16. When they say “5%,” point out “Buy Hours” button in chat
    1. Point out they save 5% when they buy 20 lessons
  17. Once the student has confirmed the first lesson offer help with buying and scheduling
    1. Also ask for a review at that time

Sources:

  1. http://changingminds.org/disciplines/sales/closing/alternative_close.htm
  2. ESL Certification Course
  3. https://www.preply.com
  4. https://preply.com/en/help/video_advice

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Bill

    Preply section now started.

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