Am I guaranteed to get new students?
That depends on you and the market
Every teacher’s experience on our site is different - some teachers receive new students right away and other teachers have waited several months to receive their first student. Ultimately, we aren't able to deliver any guarantees.
This variance can be influenced by two main factors:
(1) How awesome your profile is.
(2) The demand for local and online lessons in your subjects
Add details to your Takelessons Profile
When it comes to students booking lessons, there are a number of other factors that play into their decision. Here are just a few of the things they consider:
- Your Subjects Offered
- Levels Taught
- Proximity to student
- Age and gender of teacher
- Teacher's Availability
- Other teacher options in the area
- Do you offer in-studio? in-home? both?
- Do you speak another language?
- Work with special needs students?
- Do you have any pets?
These profile attributes are entirely in your control, so if you're looking to appeal to more students, make sure your profile and availability shows students you are just what they're looking for.
For insight into how complete your profile is, and suggestions for improvement, navigate to the Insights tab within your TakeLessons account.
Add a Background Check
There are other things you can do to improve your chances, too, such as asking former students to leave positive reviews on your profile and getting a background check. Click here for more tips on attracting students.
Starting January 1st, 2022 all new and existing contractors will be required to have a background check in order to provide services through the TakeLessons platform
Add an Online location
If there's low demand for your subjects locally, you may also try to reach more students by listing yourself as available to teach online lessons (via video chat) as well. (Learn more: How can I offer online lessons through my TakeLessons profile?)
Add Partner Promotions
TakeLessons Promotions is a feature that helps teachers gain more exposure and popularity by discounting lesson prices for new students. When you turn on TakeLessons Promotions in your profile, you allow TakeLessons to include your profile in limited-time promotional sales, which are targeted to help you book more new students.
*Please note: We do not call before placing a new student with you! Students are booked based on a teacher's availability. So if you have a timeslot listed listed, and your profile is live on the site, we'll assume you are available to teach!