Your profile is in effect your sales pitch. It is not only your opportunity to demonstrate what differentiates you from other tutors, it's also your chance to showcase some of your soft skills.
Showcase your personality
Students want a tutor who has the necessary qualifications as well as an engaging teaching style.
- If your profile is long-winded and repetitive you will repel students who think your teaching style will be the same.
- If you have a succinct profile, that is packed with active verbs and flows well then potential clients are more likely to read on. You will come across as energetic and proficient.
How to write a great "About Me"
Here are some questions to answer when writing a great "About Me"
- Who are you and what do you do?
- Why would you make a great tutor?
- How would you plan to help your students and what would you do during sessions?
- What qualifications make you suitable?
- What is your knowledge of the curriculum and exam expectations?
- Be sure to write in the first person, use words like ‘I’ and ‘my’.
- Write from the perspective of your students - what do they have problems with and what are they afraid of doing?
Here are some great examples of About Me's:
"Hi there, I'm Dave, I finished the HSC at a small high school near Byron Bay in 2017 and earned an ATAR 99.4. I have now decided to pursue my passion for English and languages by pursuing a combined degree in English Literature (creative writing), Linguistics and German at Monash University and have just completed a semester in Berlin abroad.