Teaching and Traveling the World

I have always dreamed of exploring new places and traveling the world.  This philosophy doesn't really fit with our teaching world.  We have classrooms that are  confined to one room and we have to schedule our vacations during the busiest times of the year.  As an online tutor I am not restricted to these constraints.  I have the freedom to travel, [...]

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Teaching and Traveling the World

I have always dreamed of exploring new places and traveling the world.  This philosophy doesn't really fit with our teaching world.  We have classrooms that are  confined to one room and we have to schedule [...]

What my Dad’s Job as a Welder Taught Me

As a child, my dad changed jobs often. He was never satisfied and came home miserable every night. I saw work as a terrible thing to have to do in life, but I understood that it had to be done. We didn't [...]

I Wish I Already Learned Everything I Needed to Know to Run my Online Tutoring Business

Many people when they first get started in a new venture wish they knew everything that they already needed to know. But some of the fun is in the learning.  To set a goal and to reach it is one of the best [...]

Why am I…

So I was reading a very interesting article in LinkedIn by Arianna Huffington.  It really caught my attention.  She mentioned that people are entering the craziest things into google search.  She randomly [...]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make when they Become an Online Tutor

When teachers become online tutors, we tend to run our business like we ran our classroom.  However, teaching online and owning our own business requires a different mindset and some different skills that we [...]

Great New Tool for Organizing your Online Tutoring Business

So last month I went to speak to a group of teachers in Iowa and I got to take all of my students with me.  But here's the thing, since I am now completely booked in my business, I had a ton of files to bring [...]

Working your Business with the Kids Home for Summer

O.k., so I am going to be real with all of you.  As soon as it becomes summer I get a little anxious knowing that I will be working with students and have my own kids home for part of the time.  I have had [...]

10 Simple Ways to Organize your Office

Do you have a space in your home that you absolutely love to go to when you tutor your students?  If you don't love the space that you are in, it is time to organize your office so that you love it and it is [...]

Ethical Ways to Claim Small Business Taxes

Starting a tutoring business requires that you learn how to do taxes in a new way.  You are now able to deduct things that you have never been able to deduct before and this is really great. When you [...]

Business Principles we can Learn from the Three Little Pigs

We are all familiar with the story of The Three Little Pigs.  It is near and dear to my heart because I would read it to my children over and over and over again.  I even had my own rendition of this [...]