Many independent teachers wouldn’t even think of putting together and offering courses. But we’re here to tell you why it makes you a more effective and successful teacher.
One common frustration among tutors, coaches, and instructors is taking on new clients who book their sessions sporadically. This is hardly ever your fault as, by not making a full commitment, clients may find it hard to stick to a schedule.
However, this also makes your job challenging. One lesson is simply not enough for anyone to achieve significant and steady progress. The uncertainty of them setting another booking can also make it difficult for you to prepare for the next class and gain momentum. In short, the whole things becomes far too unpredictable.
On the other hand, courses encourage your clients to book a specific number of lessons, often at a discounted rate paid in advance. This gives you four main benefits:
- receiving payment upfront
- time to organise lessons
- ability to set a regular schedule
- ability to establish clearly defined long-term goals
These goals are agreed upon during the first lesson and give the private lessons a more concrete purpose for both you and the student. Over a period of time, you’ll be able to cross off each tangible goal, building the student’s self-confidence and showing how effective you are as their teacher. Since the student pays in advance for the block lessons or course, it also guarantees you business for the duration of the course. The more students book courses, the more stable your business is.
So what are you waiting for? Create your courses today!