As a tutor, it’s no surprise that you would be considered an expert in your field of study.
With that in mind, we are thrilled to have our tutors share their knowledge further by writing some of their own unique blog posts for us. We understand that curating blog content may not be the easiest task, especially when there is a world of information intended to be conveyed within a 250-300 word count. Therefore, we have come up with a few ways to help get your blogging on the right track.
Keep it concise
We all know how short attention spans can be. For that reason, keeping your blog posts short but informative will keep your reader engaged from start to finish. It’s easy to get caught up in talking about your passion, and you can, of course, go mad and write a thesis! However, sticking to a limited word count will optimize the reading experience. Using shorter sentences (below 20 words per sentence) and considering throwing in some visual aid where appropriate can also go a long way in making your blog post a successful one. We’d say try and stick to under 500 words.
Stay true to yourself
When writing your blog post, consider how you would interact with the student you’re teaching, or their parents, perhaps. While you are in fact extremely qualified for the subject at hand, it’s important to be able to relate to your reader to some extent. Keeping your tone as relaxed and free of verbose language will leave you with a much better final product.
Remember your audience
It’s hard not to type passionately away at our keyboard when we’re elaborating on topics that are near to our hearts. However, considering the demographics of our readers should reflect the ways in which you present your ideas. The Tutor House readership varies in age, but maintaining a consistent writing style that can be easily grasped by any reader is vital in creating a successful blog post.
What topics could you talk about in your blog?
It’s always hard to say. But always stick to the subjects and levels you teacher, or at least the subjects that you’re interested in. Some interesting blog titles may include:
- Algebra; you’d be surprised how relevant it is, every day
- A quick guide to the works of Shakespeare
- Arts aren’t dead and here is why
- How to write the perfect essay, from structure to layout
- What you do and don’t need to know about the 11+
Why blogging will help you
If you’re wondering whether blogging with Tutor House is the right thing for you, trust us, it will be! It will boost your profile and increase the number of enquiries you get, and subsequently increase your income! 🙂
Each blog that you write for us will link to your tutor profile and will be shared on our various social media platforms, too. That way, your content will reach many more people, and increase your chances of tutoring more students. The more you write, the likelier your tutoring sessions will be. It’s a win-win!