Living and working in Atlanta is certainly a different experience to living and working in other cities in the United States. Atlanta has its lovely cuisine and friendly southern charm as well as still having the atmosphere of big city life.
It isn't quite the same type of city as New York, however, living in Atlanta is a pleasurable experience for many. If you are planning to move there to find work or to study you may just be wondering what the possibilities are to find some work, especially if you want to work in the field of education.
Within the area of Atlanta, there are plenty of public and private elementary schools and high schools, as well as really good universities and colleges. Therefore there will be plenty of students to teach and plenty of opportunities to work.
If you aren't ready or if you don't want to work in a classroom, a great option for you to make money while living in Atlanta could be offering your services as a private tutor.
More and more people are looking for private tutors to help them prepare for exams, raise their grades, and make sure that they stay on track during the semester or course.
That includes parents looking for private tutors that can help their children if they are struggling at any point during elementary or high school.
Then there are parents who rightly want their children to do the best they can on exams like the SAT when the time comes.
Parents and even students realize that keeping your GPA as high as possible will help them, in the long run, to be successful throughout college and beyond.
If you want to be a tutor to help these students out, you're gonna need some tips and advice to get your tutoring service off the ground and running.
So check out some things you will need to know before you begin to tutor students in Atlanta.
Subjects you will be teaching your students
Knowing the subjects that students most want to and need to learn in school will be a huge part of working as a tutor and knowing how to market yourself as someone that can help students improve or maintain a high level in these subjects.
A couple of these subjects also will be important parts of the SAT, the most important exam when it comes to high schoolers getting into a college or university.
A cool thing about Atlanta is that it has good universities and colleges and one or two universities that are some of the best STEM institutions in the country. One of these is Georgia Tech, one of the best universities when it comes to Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM.
These classes also are usually considered to be the most difficult classes in high school.
This will probably make parents and students alike want to focus on doing well that can help them get into these types of schools.
In any case, there are still other subjects that are important and require a lot of studying and reviewing, and as a private tutor, you should be happy to help.
There definitely isn't any surprise with this subject. Everyone has to study math throughout school, and many students need help or preparation for exams.
It is also a really difficult subject to get for many students and unfortunately quite a few fall behind when it comes to math, it is very different each semester, and parents and students don't want to see any D's or F's on a report card and call a tutor.
Also, there is the all-important SAT exam. Thanks to the SAT and the many different mathematical concepts out there, you are almost guaranteed to have students calling you.
Then of course there are students who need to stay on top of advanced classes in high school.
Science is another subject that requires a lot of studying and many students need a bit of extra help. It can be a difficult subject for many, and those who want to study science in college might try to take an advanced placement science class, which is no easy task.
Science is a really important subject for many students who would like to go on to study chemistry, biology, or another field of science, it definitely requires a lot of studying and hard work.
Once in college or in a university students will usually study beyond their bachelor's.
While in high school science classes prove to be really difficult for a lot of learners and they need some extra help.
In middle or high school we have to take a foreign language, like Spanish or French. Some people unfortunately aren't gifted when it comes to learning a foreign language, and that means they need a bit of extra help.
It can also be helpful to have a tutor that can help you with the small details, such as improving your pronunciation if you see yourself working with a foreign language.
Apart from learning a foreign language, many students, unfortunately, have trouble with English!
Taking English and passing is really important from elementary school all the way to the end of senior year. For quite a few reasons English is important, one of which is because it is an important part of the SAT exam.
While your students will most likely be native English speakers, grasping English literature can be really difficult. Sometimes your students will have some trouble with writing essays as well as short stories. Working as an English tutor should be about helping them with these tasks and more.
Advertizing your tutoring service in Atlanta
Market yourself in publications
Atlanta has plenty of local newspapers and magazines. Making sure you get your name and the information about your tutoring service out there will go a long way, this method will get you some clients right away, or at the very least some interest in your services.
A good idea would be to do some snooping around and find out what newspapers or magazines parents like to read and make sure you get your tutoring service all over it.
Then of course you should also make sure you put out ads in college and high school newspapers and magazines. That way older students who would like tutoring or need tutoring can also contact you about your tutoring service.
If students message you but happen to live in a part of the city that is far away, don't worry, just make sure online classes are part of your advertisements.
This would be a fantastic solution to what could be a problem in Atlanta, as it doesn't have the level of the subway system that New York or Chicago has for example. Making sure your students know you do online classes will make you more attractive to students who live far away from where you live.
You can also put an advertisement on the bus which will make sure thousands of people a day can see it.
Pinning posters around the city as a form of marketing is another great way of advertising your tutoring services.
This can be especially easy to do, and cheaper than putting an ad in the newspaper or a magazine. All you have to do is of course create a poster, which you can easily do on your laptop or computer then go to a copy place and print out loads of copies.
If you would like to go through the effort of going all over Atlanta and putting posters you can, although it isn't what I would recommend.
Make sure you put the most in your own neighborhood and the neighborhoods around where you will be tutoring.
A tutoring platform is another great way to market yourself as a tutor. People who want a tutor only need to log in and search for the tutor of the subject that they want to study. Your name will be one of the ones that appear and it can be an easier way of finding clients.
Superprof is a great platform to use, and by using Superprof many people will be able to find you and choose you as their tutor. Superprof is not only great for finding initial clients but also those that you have initially can leave you good reviews and you can end up with more and more students as time goes on.
The platform that connects tutors and students