You may have many years of tutoring experience or hold an advanced degree or you’re simply eager to help people achieve their goals. But, defining your credentials in an online bio is not an easy task. You can either keep it concise and precise or include a lot of details. Either way, here are some tips to help you write an effective tutor bio!
If you prefer to keep it short
You’re no stranger to the common short bio formats of Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. In fact, you prefer it! To make the most of your short tutor bio, only fill it with the most important things a student or parent should know about you. After all, they’re looking for help for a specific subject or topic. You can leave the story about that time you climbed Kilimanjaro for when you and your students are taking a break during a tutoring session and talking about life. For example, you can answer these questions:
- How many years of tutoring experience as a [insert your top subjects] tutor do you have?
- What is your approach when taking on a new student? What is your teaching style? Do you offer free sessions to new students to help them create a personalized lesson plan?
- What were your students’ achievements or how did they improve after being tutored by you?
If you prefer to include more details
On the TutorOcean platform, we’re very generous with the word limit, allowing tutors to write detailed bios. Hence, if you prefer to talk in depth about certain aspects of your experience or credentials or even specific courses that you tutor, you can surely talk about the questions listed above and even add one or more of the following:
- [if you have a job and tutoring is your side hustle] Your current role at work
- Your goals and aspirations
- Your 1-2 most impressive achievements
- One quirky fact about you (if it’s appropriate to the site)
Few things to keep in mind…
To write in third-person or not to write in third-person
Some people prefer to write their bio in third-person as it’s more professional. While others like to keep it a bit casual and write in first-person. On the TutorOcean platform, we don’t mind it either way. It’s up to you to set the tone, keep students engaged, and make sure that your content is appropriate for the site.
Don’t overthink it
At a glance, almost all professional bios look the same. But of course, by adding words that show your personality or accomplishment, your bio would likely stand out from the crowd. When it comes to writing your bio, just don’t overthink it and pressure yourself to come up with the best, rather, be true to yourself and make sure that it speaks to students and parents.
Update it as often as you like
On the TutorOcean platform, we encourage tutors to keep their bios and profiles up-to-date. One reason is that tutors can reflect their current capacity (i.e. all weekdays are booked up until February but free in the evenings on the weekends), and the other reason is to align with various exam periods (i.e. SAT, GMAT).
At TutorOcean, we put our users first. For tutors, you enjoy the flexibility to teach when you want and charge as you wish. On top of that, our platform allows you to choose the logistics of your lessons such as date, time, location, and more. Sign up as a tutor is completely free. Join our global tutor community today!