Your bio is one of the most important areas of your profile, as it allows you to introduce yourself to prospective students and let them know why you are the best tutors for them. It should, therefore, be written in a professional but friendly manner. 👋
We find that the best bios read more like a personal statement rather than a CV or list of your accomplishments. Your bio should inform your students of your experience and teaching style as well as engage them!
It needs to be at least 750 characters, and should also be written in paragraphs rather than bullet points, as well as in the first person. You don’t need to write a short bio, as we’ll automatically take the first part of your long bio and use it for this!
We understand that there is no such thing as a perfect bio as everyone expresses themselves differently, but if you are struggling to complete it, here are the things we look for in a great bio:
- A sentence to introduce yourself to students
- What previous online tutoring experience do you have?
- What is your teaching style/how would you run your lessons online?
- What is your knowledge of the curriculum and exam boards?
As Tutorful is an online tutoring platform it is important that you express through your bio your experience of being an online tutor and how you have adapted your tutoring techniques to suit online tutoring. You can use your bio to briefly explain how you use online resources to tutor your students effectively!
The question about curriculum and exam boards won't be applicable for all of you, as we have lots of music and languages tutors who don't teach for school exams, so don't worry about that question if you teach non-academic subjects. 😀
There's a couple of things that your bio should not contain, so make sure you don't include any of these:
- Contact details
- Social media details
- Offers of free lessons
- Inappropriate language
- Claiming DBS check/First Aid Training
- Testimonials from other students
- Link to website/YouTube channel
- Offers of group lessons
If you’re still unsure, it can be really useful to search for other tutors who are teaching similar subjects to you in your local area, as this can help show what is currently attracting students in your area.