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How Mobile Technology Can Help Grow Your Tutoring Agency

Does mobile technology currently feature in your tutoring agency’s marketing strategy? If not, you probably aren’t aware of how much mobile use has increased over the past few years. Mobile can be a great way to improve engagement with students, parents and tutors and can help grow your tuition agency significantly.

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The Importance of Tutor-Parent Communication

There comes a phase in every student’s life where they become less forthcoming in sharing information with their parents. This can be a particularly frustrating time for mums and dads who are understandably keen to learn how their child is progressing with their studies. As a tutoring agency, there a few things you can do to make sure that you provide regular updates to parents on a student’s progress.

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How to Boost Productivity within Your Tutoring Agency

There’s always scope for a business to improve its productivity. Whether that means responding to enquiries quicker, solving issues faster or improving customer experience, every tuition agency can streamline its processes to improve its service. We’ve put together a list of ways that show you how to boost productivity within your agency, grow your business and improve sales and revenue.

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How Twitter Can Help Grow Your Tutoring Agency

Social Media platform Twitter has 15 million active users – and that’s only in the UK. Imagine if your tutoring agency could tap into even a small percentage of that audience – business would be booming in no time. At TutorCruncher, we’re big fans of the social networking site and we’ve put together a list of ways that Twitter can help grow your tutoring agency.

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How Local Offline Marketing Can Help Promote Your Tutoring Agency

In an age where digital marketing has taken over, it’s easy to forget just how important offline (or traditional) marketing is to a tutoring agency. Spreading the word about your services outside of the internet can yield some great (and often surprising) results. We’ve outlined a number of ways that local offline marketing can help promote your tutoring agency.

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Collaboration – How Teamwork Can Help Grow Your Tutoring Agency

In business, no-one makes it to the top on their own. Collaborating with individuals and other organisations can provide your tutoring agency with a much needed growth spurt and set you on your way to being a market leader. In this post, we’ll look at some of the ways you can use collaboration to grow your agency’s reputation and client base.
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Choosing the right Office Space For Your Tutoring Agency

Deciding on which office to use as the hub for your tutoring agency can be challenging. You want to make sure that you have a good location that’s easy find, somewhere that will allow your business to grow and somewhere that offers you the kind of lease that you’re after. At TutorCruncher, we’ve been there before, so here are our top tips on how to choose an office space for your agency.

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Interview: How to Make the Leap from Self Employed Tutor to Tuition Agency

In 2008, alongside his partner Malachy Guinness, Woody Webster founded Bright Young Things, a top tier tuition agency specialising in helping students gain places at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

As a way of introducing Woody to our EDUKWEST audience, we invited him to tell us first-hand, how he grew his agency from being a self-employed tutor himself.

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Dealing with Data

Dealing With Data

This is Part V of Understanding Programming: A Primer, an exclusive series for EDUKWEST designed to teach you the basics of computer programming. This series is designed to be a tutorial and you will be the most successful if you work through the tutorial with your text editor open. Key in the code as it appears and try to make it run correctly yourself. You’ll find that by the end of this series, you’ll be able to develop simple programs and understand the process of computer programming.

In the last article in the series we examined control structures– conditionals and loops— that are critical in most programming languages. They allow your programs to make decisions based on the criteria that you set as the developer. In this article we’re going to switch gears and examine data and how it’s stored. We’ll take a close look at three data structures: lists, tuples and dictionaries. You may not have given much thought to data before. The easiest way to conceptualize data is as organized information.

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Conditionals and Loops

Conditionals and Loops

This is Part IV of Understanding Programming: A Primer, an exclusive series for EDUKWEST designed to teach you the basics of computer programming.  This series is designed to be a tutorial and you will be the most successful if you work through the tutorial with your text editor open. Key in the code as it appears and try to make it run correctly yourself.  You’ll find that by the end of this series, you’ll be able to develop simple programs and understand the process of computer programming.

In the last article we took a close at variables.  We’re going to be using variables again in this lesson. First, we’ll be using variables to make decisions and execute branching within our program.  Then we’ll use variables to create loops which iterate through a portion of code a number of times.  The two concepts that we cover this month are found in just about every programming language.  So far, the programs we’ve written are all serial– they go through the same steps in the same order each time.  With the addition of conditionals and loops to our programming repertoire, you’re programs will be able to vary their path based on conditions you set.  Sounds like fun, right?

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