Yes, Sports Tutors Are a Thing

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When you think about tutors, you probably think about people who help a student struggling with an academic class. They work one-on-one with the student to help him or her grasp difficult concepts. Tutoring is often a temporary relationship, providing extra help to bring the student to the required level of understanding to keep up with a class. This kind of teaching relationship does not need to be limited to academics. A sports tutor can be a big help as an athlete tries to pick up a new sport.

What is a Sports Tutor?

A sports tutor is someone who helps an athlete improve in a specific sport. Some people are exposed to a sport at a young age while others encounter it later on. An all-around athlete may want to switch to a new competitive sport. A sports tutor provides one-on-one coaching to get that person up-to-speed in the new sport. The tutor will explain basic concepts, common moves, and proper execution. A team coach needs to focus on how the entire squad performed. A sports tutor can look at the performance of an individual on the team. By spending time observing the player, the tutor can highlight the individual strengths and weaknesses this person brings to the game. Then, together they can develop a routine that will help make the student a better player.

Why Sports Tutors Are Needed

When people take part in sports, there is a greater risk of injury for people who do not know what they are doing. They also increase the risk of injury for other players on the field. Competitive athletics are notorious for injuring its athletes. As a sports tutor, one of your duties is to teach your athletes how to move without hurting themselves or others. The tutor can explain the flexibility and strength required for basic and advanced movements so the athlete can train appropriately. This type of training is especially important if an athlete is switching from one sport to another. The style of movement does not always transfer between sports. For example, the close-contact shoving found on a hockey rink would lead to yellow and red cards on a soccer field.

How to Become a Sports Tutor

While there is not a certification process to become a sports tutor, it is important that you have firsthand knowledge of the sport. You need a thorough understanding of strategy, rules, and gameplay. You should be fit enough to demonstrate the different moves associated with the sport. Many sports tutors have some coaching experience in addition to playing experience. In order to gain a reputation, you may want to offer your expertise to local teams as a one-on-one training specialist.

The sporting world offers many opportunities for people who are experts in their sport. Young athletes are always looking for something to give them a competitive edge. As a sports tutor, you can pass your knowledge to another generation of players. Sports tutoring is an opportunity to stay connected to the game you love.

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3 Qualities to Look for When Hiring for Your Tutoring Business

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Running a tutoring business allows you to bring education privilege to help those who may struggle to learn. With a tutor by their side, students can receive instruction that’s more suited to their needs. While it’s important that tutors know their subjects, there’s more to the job than that. For anyone to succeed in your tutoring business, they must possess the following qualities.


A tutor needs to be patient, as they will have all sorts of questions from students who are confused about concepts. Many of these will catch them off-guard, but they need to have a mature attitude and not chastise students for asking questions. If they have to routinely go over concepts that the students claimed to have grasped, then they need to address that. However, there has to be a tactfulness to how they handle these matters. When a student senses that a tutor is losing patience with them, they can be reluctant to get as much help as they need. Your tutors need to have a nurturing demeanor that makes students feel comfortable and capable.

Team Player

You don’t have to handle a football or wear a uniform to be a team player. In order for your tutors to help students, they have to understand the importance of collaboration. If you want to hire a good tutor, determine if the candidate is a team player when it comes to helping your clients succeed. Ask them to describe times in which they came through for someone, be it a coworker or a friend. They need to be enthusiastic about working with the student and anyone in their periphery, such as their parents and teacher(s) so that the student can reach the results they need to.


Students are expected to learn all kinds of concepts in order to succeed in school. There’s no reason that the same shouldn’t go for tutors. Your tutors must be flexible not only in their scheduling but also in how they work with students. Some will be easier than others, but they need to view them all the same, as students who will benefit from their instruction. When students succeed, tutors succeed.

Tutors need to have emotional intelligence as well as mental intelligence. It’s one thing to know a subject inside out. It’s quite another thing to be able to help someone who might be struggling to grasp it. When you hire people who care about their students, you’re letting the gift of education touch so many lives.

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How to Become a Confident Test-Taker

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Taking tests is one of the more stressful parts of being a student. Not only do you need to know the material, but you need to have your mind steady and calm so that you can perform your best. To do this, you should have a plan so that you feel confident when tests and quizzes are administered. Here are three things that you can do to make test taking less stressful and feel more prepared.

Take Practice Exams Regularly

One of the best ways to feel more comfortable is to take the practice tests and quizzes. There’s also plenty of research that backs up how and why practice tests are useful. By doing this, you’ll gain an understanding of how the tests are formatted and what kinds of questions are on the exams. You’ll learn how to pace yourself, too. Many textbooks have practice tests at the end of the chapter or in the back of the book. There are also many teachers that offer practice tests or extra work so that their students are able to do their best when the real test is administered.

Put Together a Study Plan

Studying regularly is important for retention of material. Too many students try to cram studying into a couple of days before a major exam. This is not the best strategy. Instead, you should make the habit of studying for each class at least a few hours each week. By reviewing regularly, you’ll remember more and be able to come up with the information more quickly when it’s time to take the test. Establishing your study schedule will also help you improve your GPA and time management skills, so carve out a few extra hours each week for review.

Stay Engaged in Class

Attending class isn’t a passive activity, and idly listening while the teacher talks is a missed opportunity. To remain engaged during a lecture, make sure that you are up to date on the reading material. Most teachers design their lessons to augment and add greater understanding to the concepts that are presented in the assigned chapters. Also, you’ll be able to take notes in greater detail so that you understand the material better. To stay engaged, you should also participate in class discussions when appropriate.

Taking tests can be many students’ worst nightmare, but if you prepare, you can have a fairly calm experience. Take every opportunity possible to review material and understand the test format so that when test day comes, you feel confident.

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Accounting in Tutoring: Taking a Deeper Look at Your Dollars and Sense with Chris Jones

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Catch the Replay of our September 25, 2018 Episode with Chris Jones. Click to Listen Here.

Are you looking at keeping track of your expenses? Are you thinking about hiring accounting tutors to serve your clients? Join Special Guest, Chris Jones, CEO of Planting Seeds Tutoring and Dr. Alise, as he shares accounting tips and how to strategically look for qualities in accounting tutors.

Tutoring in Africa: Tutoring Secrets for Parents and Tutors with Andrew Banda

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Catch the Replay of our August 28, 2018 Episode with Andrew Banda. Click to Listen Here.

Fluctuating grades? Don’t panic! Whether you’re a worried parent or the student, know that transitions are always a bit challenging. But the good news is there are a lot of suitable tutors who can help you through it. Today, we have special guest, #1 Africa’s Tutoring Services’ Founder, Andrew Banda, who will tell us more about how to find the right home-based tutor for advanced subjects like, Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Accounting.

Expanding Your Sphere of Influence in Tutoring with Mrs. Dee Thomas

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Catch the Replay of our July 24, 2018 Episode with Mrs. Dee Thomas. Click to Listen Here.

98% of people give up on their dreams. While you might not be able to help them all, you can change the minds of a handful. Take your tutoring business a step higher by motivating those who need your services most through educational consulting. You already have everything you need to make that difference; now all you need to do now is start. Be the voice of the voiceless and empower those who feel powerless. Tune In with Special Guest, Mrs. Dee Thomas, Founder of Anchored With Excellence, and Dr. Alise as she shares how to expand your sphere of influence in the tutoring market.

Cracking The Study Code: Mastering Study Habits to Raise Your Scores Fast with Dr. Ken Kern

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Catch the Replay with our Special Guest, Dr. Ken Kern. Click to Listen.

98% of people want to do good in their work, especially in school. Do you want to improve your grades and raise your test scores? Do you know that study habits can be taught and learned? There’s a secret sauce in learning how to go from a “C+” student to an “A” student just by learning how to create better study habits, the power of the mind, to achieve your academic dreams and goals.  Join San Diego’s #1, Dr. Ken Kern, Former Cancer Surgeon, Speaker, and Best-Selling Author of “CRACKING THE STUDY CODE” as he shares his secrets of how to raise your grades and test scores….Now!

Tutoring in the Clouds: Starting an Online Math Tutoring Business with Professor LaTishia Jordan

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It was a pleasure interviewing our very own group member, LaTishia Jordan. Please be sure to check out the replay:

Do you want to know the latest trend in the online tutoring market? Are you interested in tutoring online or starting an online tutoring business? This is the episode for you. Join Dr. Alise and Special Guest, LaTishia Jordan, Online Tutor Business Coach, Online Math Professor and Tutor, as she gives us secrets about the online tutoring market, what it take tutor math online, and gain some pearls of wisdom and intuitive insights to help you on your tutoring journey.


5 Ways to Get Students Excited About Science

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Not everyone is excited to learn about science. The subject may be new to them or could seem difficult to comprehend at first. Yet, with all the amazing benefits and lessons science has to teach us, it would be a shame to let students give up just because it’s hard or confusing. Here are some ideas on how to help motivate your students to want to participate and keep learning about science.

Creativity Through Experimentation

Students can utilize their creativity by trying a fun science experiment. It can be suggested that they buy their own kits at the hobby store. You could even do an experiment with them to help demonstrate the concept you’re trying to help them learn. Science Bob suggests lots of simple ideas that can be done both in class or replicated at home to get younger kids excited about new subjects, but they could easily be effective for older students as well. Being creative will allow the students to be free to think for themselves and ask more questions to clarify their understanding.

Volunteer for Science

Volunteering for a charity someone is passionate about often gives their life more meaning. This is important for a job because if it lacks meaning it won’t last. For older students, have them do their research or give them a list of potential opportunities for them to explore in research, writing, or the environment among others. One Green Planet gives a list of great volunteer opportunities that almost anyone can participate in.  Let students know they can make a difference through hard work and dedication if they choose. They can even volunteer at the science fair.

Time in Nature

Exploring the natural world is a great way to inspire students to become involved in subjects like environmental science, biology, entomology, or chemistry. They can hike to study the geology of an area. Drawing plants and animals is a way to help them understand the structures of these bodies. Collecting bugs and water samples can be taken home and examined under a microscope or used for the beginnings of a project. Science is largely based off of people asking questions, so getting your students outside and curious will help them to ask questions of their own.

Go to the Zoo

Aside from being a fun opportunity to see exotic animals, visiting zoos and aquariums is a great way to get kids interested in biology and zoology. Make the experience especially educational by reading the descriptive signs next to each exhibit, and play games like making the kids guess what type of habitat each animal prefers based on its physical attributes.

Encourage Reading and Documentaries

Ask students to read a book or magazine that they’re interested in. A few examples of magazines with science articles are Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. Science documentaries are educational and can be exciting for their artistic approach. Films to consider are Colliding Continents, The Strange Case of Peking Man, and Living in a Parallel Universe. Art has the power to inspire a person to live out their dreams.

Visit a Space Center

One of the most exciting ways to motivate students to love science is to encourage them to visit a space center. describes the Johnson Space Center’s exhibit in detail and it even includes a space shuttle replica, a lunar module, and other exhibits that are fun and educational for all ages. Or perhaps traveling to other museums such as the Air and Space Museum in Washington DC could be even more exciting with the opportunity for students to even try astronaut food in the gift shop. Students can feel the wonder and energy of outer space by viewing amazing science exhibits, see an awesome show or maybe even meet an astronaut. Viewing the reality of science up close will help to make it more real.

Whatever you do, trying to make science fun for your students won’t go unnoticed. This includes incorporating technology and its advances. Connections Academy says that technology can be helpful and improves our daily lives. Let it improve your daily way of teaching students the benefits of science. Students can tell when you’re making a real effort to help them understand something, and they’ll reciprocate by doing their best to improve their understanding as well. Speak to them enthusiastically, so they feel excited. Encourage them through inspirational words, meaningful actions, and involvement. For more tutoring tips and tricks, check out our blog!