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How To Start Your Own Tuition Centre Or Home Tutoring Service

Running a tuition centre or home tutoring service is one of many options when it comes to setting up a business from home. A centre can be small or large, based at home, or in rented space.

Read on to find out more about how you can set up your very own tuition centre.

Qualifications Needed For Starting a Tuition Centre

Depending on your own educational qualifications, you can teach children of several age groups, and even young adults.

Graduates in the humanities can easily provide tutoring services in subjects such as English and social studies; those from the sciences can tutor in maths and science – both across primary school up till 12th Standard.

Postgraduates can even run classes for college-level students appearing for competitive examinations. However, you don’t need to let your qualifications (or even lack thereof) limit you when it comes to the subjects you tutor in!

What really matters is your subject knowledge and your ability level when it comes to determining what subjects and age groups you’d like to tutor. Knowing an additional foreign language (such as French, Spanish, German, and even Japanese) adds value to your centre’s services.

To improve your prospects, join online teaching courses that support teachers’ professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision.

If you intend to keep your coaching centre small, you do not need a licence to run it. Many moms take tuition classes at home without ever having to get a licence.

But, if you want to grow it to the size of an institution, you need to get a trade license and pay tax for the revenue generated through the centre. If you’re looking to set up a large-scale centre, you can apply the same principles in hiring the staff you’ll require to teach larger batches of students.

Setting Up a Tuition Centre at Home

If you’re looking to a start your tuition centre relatively low-key, your own home is the best place to set it up. Assign a room that’s free from distractions like the TV, sounds of traffic, pets, and other members of your family.

The room needs to be large enough to fit a good-sized table that seats a maximum of eight people. You’ll naturally also need sturdy, but comfortable chairs for your students. Keep a box of pens and other stationery at hand too – you’ll need it!

For large-scale centres, you’ll either need to rent a space or convert any additional property you have to accommodate larger batches of students. How much of it you’ll require depends on the size of your intended centre.

You also need to factor in enough space to include washroom facilities. Remember to check with local building authorities whether you need special municipal permits to set up your centre – these vary from city to city.

Larger-scale centres, apart from basic furniture and stationery, also require storage spaces, cupboards/lockers, and whiteboards or blackboards for individual classrooms.

Don’t forget you’ll also need staff. How many depends on what you’re going for, and how many batches an individual instructor is trained to handle.

Publicise and Advertise Your Home Tutoring Services

After setting up your business, you need to make yourself known. Approaching friends with children is a good start. You could also post a notice or spread the word in your building, housing society, and the general neighbourhood.

Join or start a free Facebook group for your neighbourhood and allow others to promote their businesses as well. An advertisement in the paper is another option, albeit a slightly pricey one depending on the city you live in and the publication.

Get in touch with other tuition teachers in your area; you might think they wouldn’t want to help out their potential competition, but you’ll actually often find they have far too many students to handle on their own.

Go digital, too! Social networking sites are a great way to market your business – create groups and pages on the Internet, and get all your friends and contacts to join in the campaign!

Larger-scale centres could benefit greatly from a dedicated website of their own.

Growing Your Home Tutoring Business

You might notice a snowball effect after your first few batches of students. Children and parents tend to recommend specific tutors to each other, and after a month or two, you could find you have a lot of interested parents and students interested in enrolling.

If your centre consists of just you, the key to handling this is to always keep batches small (6 students at a time, max) so that you can really keep your quality up, and to schedule these in a realistic and practical manner.

For larger-scale centres, a larger number of students is only good news, but it’s best to keep batches limited to 20 for optimum results. As time passes, you can add more staff if you needed, or even tweak your schedules.

Talking Money

How much should you charge? Well, it depends on several factors: the subject(s) you teach, the area you live in, the age and grade level of your students, and even which school board they study in!

It helps if you ask around as to what other tuition teachers charge in your area – stick to the average rate, to begin with. You can increase your fees with new batches later if necessary!

For larger-scale centres, it’s worth noting that you will need to inflate your student fees in order to cover both the overhead and your staff’s salaries.

You’ll also need to create a separate bank account in the name of your centre to keep your accounting and finances legal and hassle-free.

Running a Successful Home Tutoring Service

Running a tuition centre is a low-stress-level enterprise – you won’t find students exhibiting the same sort of discipline issues they would in a classroom. It would help, though, if you read up a bit on basic behaviour management before taking the plunge.

Be a stickler when it comes to punctuality – one late batch is all it takes to throw an entire day’s timetable off-schedule!

Online Tutoring Jobs

Offering online tutoring services is one of many options when it comes to working from home. You can become an online tutor with Tutorjobsonline or Transtutors and teach students over a computer or laptop.

You’ll help College Students across the globe (from Undergrad to PhD) learn a wide range of subjects from Accounting, Finance, Management, Economics, Engineering, Comp Science, Science to Maths and Stats.

Once you register and choose a subject, you’ll be required to prove your expertise by clearing tests. You can get paid handsomely for your expertise. also employs teachers, professors, adjuncts, PhD students, and industry professionals, who are all passionate about their areas of expertise and eager to help students learn. Their students range from kindergarten through college to adult learners.

Teach Languages Online

italki pays you to help people learn a language. It is the world’s largest marketplace for online language teachers. As an italki teacher, you set your own prices and can teach from anywhere. All you need is a computer, a headset and an internet connection.

Teach as much or as little as you want can earn thousands of dollars as an online teacher. Students schedule lessons for times that you are available to teach.

Teach English online via myTEFL’s placements. Besides a high salary and flexible hours, you get to choose the times you want to work. You have the freedom to stay at home or travel with an online job.

You need to enrol in their 120 Hour Professional TEFL course and get certified to access job opportunities. This course is required for students planning to teach in countries that require an internationally accredited TEFL certificate in order to obtain a work permit.

You’ll get accredited training with a socially responsible TEFL organization and a solid platform from which to embark on your TEFL career, or upgrade your current skills and abilities. They will match you up with great employers upon course completion.

Improve your existing English language teaching (ELT) skills and kickstart your career by joining a professional development course for educators.

For more work from home teaching options, download my ebook, “I Want To Work From Home: A Guide To Legitimate And Real Work From Home Options In India.” In this eBook, I outline over 30 legitimate work-from-home job options to help you earn money from the comfort of your living room couch.




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25 thoughts on “How To Start Your Own Tuition Centre Or Home Tutoring Service

  1. This guidance to start a tuition is so encouraging. It is very interesting and takes us in the correct track. So perfect. I thank the author sincerely.

  2. Thanks for your guidence. Now I try to start a tution center in my home.Thanks a lot.

  3. I wanted to start a tutoring career for school students and also Engineering Graphics class for Btech student, mostly as private tuition. But when i discussed it with friends, they told me the also want to join. but the problem is everyone is comfortable with diff subjects and diff age group. for example one of my friend like to teach Btech students and another would like to teach B-com students. Is it good to start a center focusing different set of audience. 

    1. one can start tuition centre at home. how to give tution to students from Vth to 8th classes or shorthand tuition, regds

  4. I want to start my own tution classes at home regarding 1112th commerce nd even 8,9,10 th english and social studies

  5. I am interested to start a new tution centre in Chennai villivakkam . Please give some tips . Am already taking tution in another coaching centre

  6. Im sneha
    Im in class 11 and i am from karnataka
    I dwell at chitradurga in board examinations of class 10 i scored 95.36% i have a feel that i can teach all the subjects may be languages or mathematics physics chemistry biology social studies everything as i have some financial problems i want to teach and lead my life but im really very sure i can teacg really well as per feedbacks i have got from people who learnt from me can i begin my career as teacher from now

  7. Tuition classes started at Mango, Jamshedpur class 1st std to 8std. Interested students /parents contact 7838254488. Big big time to revive recapitulate for better results.

    1. start tuition classes and shorthand as well. i know stenography well. regards

  8. I want to start my own tutoring business from class 1st to 10th science and mathematics, ICSE and CBSE boards. I am from Brigade Metropolis, Bangalore. Anyone interested in joining me? I have all the material ready with me for science subject. I just want someone to prepare intellectual course of mathematics. Also the one who can share passion of teaching with me. Females are preffered.

    1. i do also want to run my centre as i was running 5 years back my passion is to teach. but now i want to prepare proper study material for my students.

  9. Hello I want to start a coaching classes for 11and 12th classes and also for 1st to 10th class subject are maths, English, science and for 11 and 12th accountancy, maths, business studies, economics.

  10. Hello,

    I was looking for an answer and just came across your website and article. It’s quite helpful.

    I want to ask you whether it is important for a home tuition business to be registered or not. Please let me know, it is very important for me to know, so that I could start tuitions at my home.

    If registering or not depends upon the subjects or grade and all, then for the information, I would like to give IELTS (International English Language Testing System) coaching.

    Please let me know, I’ll be really thankful to you.

    Sharnjeet Singh

  11. Very helpful tips. I teach IELTS and PTE as well in Pune. But getting the word around is tough. Most of our students are through word of mouth.

  12. Dear,sir/Madam.
    I have some free space in my office.
    Any teacher can join with me to run tution office in VEPERY.
    My contact no – 8072694526

  13. hi im neathaji i was doing my ug currently
    i want to start an practicing laboratory(electrical and electronics) for all age of peoples
    i can teach basic electrical and electonic circuits and real time applications
    by that everyone can make use of that by themselves without getting them to service centers
    and i can teach japanese too
    currently i was working in an reasearch paper and im near to the success and i hav some friends with me too with same abilities
    now suggest me how to start this training center …!

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