How To Become An
A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service®
If you're a representative of a tutoring service employing several tutors, we welcome your application to become an Affiliate Tutoring Service. How To Become An A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® Affiliate Tutoring Service shows how a private tutoring service can work with A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® by agreeing to accept some of our students as referrals. In becoming an Affiliate Tutoring Service, a tutoring service agrees to do the following six things:
This page covers the following topics:
If the Zanzibar Tutoring Service is a franchise and pays a per-hour franchise fee, that fee is deducted from the profit as follows: Suppose we give the Zanzibar Tutoring Service Mary Smith as a referral. If Ms Smith pays $45.00 an hour for lessons, Ms Smith's tutor earns $20.00 per hour and Zanzibar Tutoring Service pays a $3.00 per hour franchise fee for each hour of tutoring, Zanzibar Tutoring Service would then earn $22.00 per hour. We split this $22.00 in half; Zanzibar Tutoring Service gets $11.00 per hour and A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® gets $11.00 per hour.Almost every tutoring request reaches us as an email form showing the name, address, school, subject, grade, educational problems and other information of the student requesting help. Suppose the Zanzibar Tutoring Service only tutors students in the 207 area code (the state of Maine). If they decide to become an A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® affiliate tutoring service in the area code 207, well automatically email them every tutor request form we receive in area code 207. They would then be able to sell our students just as they if they were their own.
If your service decides to accept referral from us, well consummate the agreement over the phone with a verbal handshake. Other than the referral fees described above, there are no other fees due for involvement in this program.
Once you've carefully read the above web pages, it's time to fill out and submit the Application For An Affiliate Tutoring Service Position. When you're ready to fill out the application, please click on Application.
After you've submitted your application, we'll look it over very carefully.
After we've considered your application, all that remains for you to do is to have a short telephone interview with us.
Before you call us, carefully read, or reread, Steps 4, 5 and 6 below and the web page Winning The Parent's Trust as many times as necessary to fully know and understand them. There, you'll find all the tools you'll need to comfortably, professionally and successfully handle lessons with the students we place with you.
After you've read Steps 4, 5 and 6 below and Winning The Parent's Trust several times, please call us toll free at (800) A1-TUTOR (That's 800-218-8867). If we're out of the office or otherwise busy when you call, please leave a message stating three different days and times when you'll be at a phone and be ready to complete the interview. We'll be glad to return your call during one of the three days and times you specified.
In the interview, we'll discuss the following:
If the conversation's a success, we'll welcome you aboard as an A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® affiliate tutoring service and start referring students to you.
Once again, don't call us for the interview until you've completely familiarized yourself with Steps 4, 5 and 6 below and with Winning The Parent's Trust!
In addition, make sure all these pages remain readily accessible after the interview so you can consult them whenever necessary. From time to time, we add new material designed to help a tutor maintain a high level of skills and professionalism.
Now that you're one of our new affiliate tutoring services, you need to make sure you can comfortably and successfully handle tutoring calls. First, you need to take care of three important items:
Make Sure We Have The Correct Information About You Top Of PagePlease visit our Affiliate Tutoring Service List page about one week after you are accepted as an affiliate tutoring service. On this page, you'll find a complete list containing the name, telephone number and email address of each of our affiliate tutoring services. Carefully examine each of your listings. If they are correct, contact us to let us know. If they are incorrect, contact us to give us the correct information. Email us at email@example.com, FAX us at (206) TUTOR-88 or call us at (206) TUTOR-88.
Make Sure Your SPAM Filter Is Letting Our Email Get To You Top Of PageWe receive over 100 tutoring calls a day throughout the United States and Canada. Most come as Formdesk forms which arrive daily in our email box and those of our associate tutors. Unfortunately, some email programs regard these mailings as spam and put Formdesk forms in the junk folder. This also happens to some of our mailings we sent to our tutors. To prevent this, please instruct your email program to regard all mail with the return address . . . @formdesk.com or . . . @a1tutor.com as desired email not to be added to the junk mail folder.
Make Sure You Send Us Your Affiliate Referral Report The 15th Day Of Each Month Top Of PageOn the 15th of each month, you need to send us your monthly Affiliate Referral Report to account for all the students we sent you during the previous month. Fill out your monthly Affiliate Referral Report and either email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX it to us at (206) TUTOR-88 (206-888-6788). If we do not receive a Affiliate Referral Report from you for a particular month during which our records indicate we actually sent you referrals, we will immediately and without notice end our relationship with you and cease giving you any more referrals. So, if you desire to continue as one of our associate tutors and receive referrals from us, it's vital you make sure you fill out and we receive a Affiliate Referral Report by the 15th of each month.
Next, you must be aware of everything else you need to know about being an affiliate tutoring service:
As an established tutoring service, we're sure you already have an effective set of procedures for recruiting new students. Nonetheless, you might find our Selling Students page very interesting and useful with its account of how we've sold students over the past 50 years.
How We Give You Student Referrals Top Of PageWere a nationwide tutoring service receiving over 100 tutoring calls a day throughout the United States and Canada. People request tutoring from us in three ways:
As an A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® affiliate tutoring service, we'll give you new student referrals by leaving messages on your voice mail/answering machine or by sending you emails. Naturally, you'll need to have a reliable answering machine and check for new messages frequently. Once you receive a message, you'll need to call the student's parents as soon as possible to discuss the student's problem and, hopefully, sign them up. We've detailed a most effective way to sell students in Selling Students and hereby give you permission to make use of this approach. This is how we've signed up students during the past 50 years and we feel this approach should help you a great deal.
Exclusivity Top Of Page
The relationship which exists between us (A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service®) and you (an affiliate tutoring service) is NOT exclusive. This means giving you a particular referral in no way prevent us from giving the same referral to another affiliate tutoring service. In other words, we may send a particular tutoring referral to one, two or even five affiliate tutoring services simultaneously. Although there's no problem in most cases, this is one of the reasons we strongly recommend you don't delay in managing your tutoring calls. The only way to have exclusive rights to a particular area code is to become a member of the Partner Program.
The Affiliate Tutoring Service List Top Of Page
For a list of all tutoring services in the United States and Canada that have agreed to be A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® affiliate tutoring services, please go to our Affiliate Tutoring Service List page.
Now that you're comfortable handling with calls, you must make sure you know how to handle the monthly report. On the 15th of each month, send us half of the tutoring fees you earned for the previous month and give us a report of your tutoring activities of the month. However, you must first open up a Paypal account before you can proceed.
Opening A New PayPal Account Top Of Page
All A-1 All Subjects At-Home Tutoring Service® affiliate tutoring services must immediately open a PayPal account before we can allow them to tutor our students. PayPal accounts are free of charge, carry no fees and take just a few minutes to open. So, make sure you open your account; we can't place students with you until the account is up and running. Here's what you do:
Again, there are absolutely no costs nor fees. Remember, however, you can fund your account only with your checking account; you CANNOT fund it with your credit card.
Using Your PayPal Account To Send Your Monthly Report Top Of Page
Now that your PayPal account is established and verified, let's examine the three clerical chores you must execute the last day of September. Suppose you had three students in September 2005: Ann Abrahams who spent $200.00 for 4 hours, Bill Brewster who spent $300.00 for 6 hours and Chuck Cochran who spent $250.00 for 5 hours in September. Here's how you'd proceed on October 15:
These three steps should take up no more than a half hour of your time. All three steps must be done on or before the 15th day of October. Once they are done, your clerical duties for September are finished.
Everything stated above is to be taken at face value with absolute seriousness and conviction.
In particular, we carefully track the student referrals we give you each month. There are three situations which are unacceptable to us:
In addition, if you act unprofessionally, if you're careless in your treatment of students and families, if you disregard any of the rules and procedures we've set up, if you fail to apply the comprehensive diagnostic test with every student we give you, if you're not on time with mailings and payments or if you're in any way a black eye for our service, we'll take strong and immediate action. So, it's imperative you always behave in the most professional way; we don't want to be forced to end our relationship with you.
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