What is a Home Tuition Bureau?
A Home Tuition Bureau comprises three key components – Parent/Student, Tutor, and Agent.
Tuition Bureaus connect Parents to Tutors, via their tuition-matching system. Home Tuition Bureau takes a cut from the tuition fees paid to the Tutor, which means the Parent does not need to pay any extra fees. (See: How to find the best home tutor?)
Parents and students can Request a Tutor from a Bureau, on their website by filling up a form, or by calling the agent.
After a few hours, the agent will update you with a List of Tutor Profiles to choose from.
Parents now can see a List of Tutors Profiles with their:
The agent will recommend the most suitable candidate for you, based on past experiences working with the tutor. (See: 5 Types of Tutors to Avoid)
Once you confirm a Tutor, the agent will provide you with the confirmed tuition details. You can begin the first lesson with our Tutor! (See: How to Find the Best Home Tutor)
Does the parent or student has to pay any commission?
No, the Parent does not have to pay extra as Commission. The commission is levied on the tutor.
To whom parents have to pay fee, tutor, or Bureau?
Usually, the Bureau is a better choice. Why?
Most tutors expect an advance fee. When the tutor asks for an advance fee, many questions come to a parent’s mind.
- What will happen, if we are not satisfied with the tutor due to any reason?
- If the tutor is unable to maintain timing punctuality, cancel/reschedule class frequently, how do will we deal with it?
- What will we do if after few classes our child feels uncomfortable with the tutor?
- How will we change the tutor or take our money back if we decide to drop him/her after few classes?
When the fee is charged by the tutor it is very difficult for a Bureau to handle these types of problems.
Because usually the tutor has a different version and he/she refuses to return fees.
But, when the fee is collected by the Bureau then it is easy for the Bureau to sort out all these problems that resulted in the favour of parents.
Also, both parents and tutors feel secure in this case.
Parents feel secure as they can change tutors or can take a refund of fees irrespective of the fees schedule.
The tutor feels secure as the fee is with the Bureau and he/she will get it on time.
Sometimes parent gets late to give fees to tutor due to minor reasons.
But this reflects negative thoughts in the tutor’s mind which may affect the study of the child and his/her teaching methods.
When the fee is collected by the Bureau, tutors working for the Bureau can focus on teaching their students. This results in more focused and productive tutors that can teach better.
Main Function of Home Tuition Bureau
The purpose of a Home Tuition Bureau is to find the Perfect Tutor for Parents.
Parents can try out different Tutors until the most suitable one is found. Most of the time it is found within one try!
Advantages of Home Tuition Bureau over Independent Tutors for parents/students
Independent tutors may charge lower rates compared to Home Tuition Bureau which makes them more attractive to potential customers.
There are several benefits that Home Tuition Bureaus like VTTS provides to its clients.
1. Time-Saving – Save your time to find the best tutor according to your requirements and budget
2. High-quality teachers – Bureaus provide tutors with genuine qualifications and testimonials
3. Accountability – Bureaus Tutor’s are more accountable than independent tutors
4. The Right Fit – Bureaus makes it easier to match the right teacher to the right student
5. Focused on Teaching – Bureau’s Tutors are more focused on teaching than Independent Tutors
6. Reliability – Bureaus provide more Reliable Services than independent tutors
It is quite easy to become an independent tutor as there are lots of people with a wide range of knowledge, experience, and education.
People looking for a home tutor look for a balance between the price they will pay and the quality of teaching they will receive.
But, evaluating independent tutors to determine the quality of their teaching can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
VTTS has a hiring process by conducting interviews, evaluating experience and skills, completing background checks, and more.
VTTS spends a lot of time finding high-quality tutors, which relax parents and students from this process.
Besides to finding high-quality teachers,
- VTTS also has more established systems for handling schedules,
- communication, and
- performance tracking than independents.
Established systems that have been honed over the years make the entire tutoring process go smoother for clients.
Some independent tutors may be organized but the probability of finding one with well-established processes that ensure a smooth teaching process is lower than VTTS.
Another advantage VTTS has over independent tutors is that they have invested more in their reputation.
Whereas independent tutors might have a couple of students and rely on free advertising.
VTTS has many students and invest considerable money in marketing and building their brands.
To build and protect their brand, VTTS is more motivated than independent tutors to ensure their students receive top-quality teaching.
4. The Right Fit
The x-factor in the tutor-student relationship is how well a student and tutor get along.
A lot of this has to do with the personality of the two individuals. This relationship has a large impact on the effectiveness of a tutor and student.
The problem with independent tutors is that the parent has likely invested significant time in finding the ideal tutor – one with the right education, experience, and skills.
But if the tutor and student’s personality conflict, the parent will have to adjust for poor results or will have to begin the tutor search all over again.
VTTS makes it easier to match the right teacher to the right student. VTTS have already screened their teachers so most of the tutors are of high quality.
If a tutor and student don’t get along well, VTTS can assign a new one to the student with little disruption.
5. Focused on Teaching
Independent tutors often face the challenge of managing both the administrative and the teaching sides of their business.
This can be a distraction since the independent tutor is not focused on teaching his or her students, but rather also needs to focus on finding new students, billing, collecting payments, etc.
Tutors working for VTTS can focus on teaching their students while the VTTS’s admins handle the administrative work.
This results in more focused and productive tutors that can teach better.
Home Tuition Bureaus can usually offer more reliable services than independent tutors.
When unexpected events come up such as an illness, moving, or other problems a Bureau can assign a new tutor to a student and continue where the last one left off.
When the same unexpected events come up with an independent tutor, the student may have to go for some time without tutoring or will have to look for a new teacher.
Even when a new one is found, the transition won’t be seamless because they won’t have the teaching records from the previous tutor to refer to.
The ability for Home Tuition Bureaus to offer reliable service is a definite benefit and many parents and students are willing to pay extra for it.
Advantages of Home Tuition Bureaus for Tutors
- Fill your vacant time slots
- Get tuitions of your preferred classes and subjects
- Less experienced tutors or fresher may get more exposure timely.
- Save your expenses on publicity
- Save your traveling time and exertion
- Get the tuition fee which you deserve
- Gain Reliability
- Gain popularity
1.Fill your vacant time slots
Usually, Parents/students want tutors at their preferred time slot and convenience that’s why they go for a home tutor.
As a result, the tutor left time slots between classes.
When the tutor is working with a home tuition Bureau, he/she can fill their leftover time slots and also at their nearby/preferred locations. (See: Why do Home Tuition Agencies charge Registration Fees from a Tutor? Is it worth paying?)
2. Get tuitions of your preferred classes and subjects
If you are concentrating on a particular class level then working with a tuition Bureau can fulfill your goal.
Bureau helps you to take up only those students which you like the most or comfortable with.
3. Less experienced tutors or fresher may get more exposure timely.
Less experienced tutors or fresher, several times can’t fulfill their dreams and objectives,
but when they are working with a tuition Bureau, they can improve their experience level and earn greatest profit.
4. Save your expenses on publicity
Tutoring business requires a lot of effort;
you have to market yourself through banners, holdings, pamphlets
which becomes difficult and cumbersome.
To save your time and money on such tasks, you should start working with a tuition Bureau that saves your unnecessary investments in all these.
If you don’t have proper connections and you don’t want to put in the extra effort then, you should work with a Tuition Bureau which will prove to be the best option for you.
5. Save your traveling time and exertion
When you are working with an Bureau, you may save your travel time by asking for tuitions at nearby places where you are already taking classes.
This will save your travelling time and exertion.
6. Get the tuition fee which you deserve
As a home tuition Bureau is working at a particular location for a long time.
It knows very well what fee is going on for a particular class or subject in a particular locality.
A new tutor does not know, or sometimes parents are much smarter and bargain the fee amount from a tutor who is new to that location.
As a result, a tutor does not get as much fee as he or she can get if he or she was gone through an established tuition Bureau.
To get a good amount of tuition jobs, you must take the advantage of a tuition Bureau.
7. Gain Reliability
Many parents like the simplicity and rely on tuition Bureaus to teach their students.
Being a private tutor, you may not gain the reliability that the parents look out for especially when you have very low experience.
Thus, in this case, moving onto and taking the advantage of a Home Tuition Bureau is the best way.
8. Gain popularity
When you are new to this profession or not much popular in a particular location,
by taking the help of two or more home tuition bureaus you can establish yourself in a particular location and become popular in a short duration.