I have been updating my various tutoring accounts in anticipation of attracting some new students. One element of that has been checking the ‘going rates’ for tutors in my field. It appears that covid has brought an influx of new tutors into the market, and they charge much less than I do. That gave me pause for thought: should I cut my rates to compete? As soon as I asked that question, another one immediately came to mind: should you be looking for a tutor based on their hourly rate or to achieve the outcome you desire? That gave me my answer: I offer a quality tutoring experience and I am worth the rate I charge for that. I might get less students as a result, but those that do find me will be motivated to work and eager to succeed. Those are the students I want to work with. “Others need not apply” as they say.
It will probably surprise people who know me that I would start a blog entry with ‘no comment’. I am usually never short of something to say. What ‘no comment’ refers to here though is my decision not to allow comments on my blog entries. The reason for this is that when I attempted a blog before, my comments section was bogged down in no doubt well meaning people offering me SEO advice , offers to buy new sunglasses , and adverts for enlargement devices for certain parts of my anatomy! So I have decided to forego the comments this time round but have added a Contact Me page instead. Therefore, if you have viewed my new website and have a comment please contact me. In fact, contact me anyway, but note I do not need sunglasses or SEO advice.