I get asked this question all the time. How do I find reading tutors near me?
Thank goodness for the internet.
We used to have to go to the yellow pages and work with large companies.
Today we have the opportunity to work with anyone from around the world.
However, people do not always trust working with anyone. They want to find people who are local.
Certainly, there is nothing wrong with that.
One way you can find reading tutors near you is to type in the search phrase, “reading tutors near me”.
If you put it in quotes, then it will automatically only show you reading tutors in your area.
As many of you know, the first results are ads.
This means that people are paying to be in this spot.
They may not be local to you, but you can count on finding local tutors in the results below the ads.
Another way to find reading tutors near you is to type in the specific area name you live.
For example, I am in Sussex, Wisconsin. So I would type in reading tutor Sussex, WI.
You can also type in the county where you live to cover a broader area.
Since I live in Waukesha county, I could type reading tutor Waukesha, WI.
Why Work with a Local Online Tutor?
When I first started tutoring online, I had no idea how many local students I would end up working with.
The truth is, 50% of my students are local.
When they find out that I tutor online, they are curious about why.
The reasons for me to teach online are the same reasons that are benefits for the client.
No drive time for anyone
Easier to schedule
Everyone gets to be in the comfort of their home
Weather never affects tutoring times
Parents don’t have to be home
Parents can choose to sit with their child
Kids are focused
Kids love to be on the computer
Being out of town doesn’t have to be a reason for not tutoring
If people move, they still have a tutor
In all honesty, we trust people who are closer in proximity to us. We can meet face to face or run into each other at the grocery store.
I will never forget the first time I saw one of my students at the library.
We had never met in person. In fact, I only knew what his face looked like.
I heard a mom say his name and when I looked, there was my student. I walked up to the parent, introduced myself, and we had a great laugh.
Whether you are looking for reading tutors near you or another kind of tutor, try out these strategies and find the perfect one. Or, in the comments section, you can type what type of tutor you need. I run a community of over 2,000 online tutors. I can help find the right one for you.