Midterms are now in session and students are looking for support. If you’re looking for ways to boost your tutoring service, here are five easy tips.
1. Send out a student wide tutor recruitment email
Job opportunity emails are some of the few emails students don’t skip — leverage that. Advertise a flexible, institution-approved work position in the subject line or description for maximum impact.
2. Include your tutor application form link on your website
The more clicks it takes to find the tutoring application form, the more likely a potential applicant is to drop off. If you can, also include this link on your instagram page in the bio section and refer to it in an instagram story to boost recruitment.
3. Don’t neglect social media, make posting a priority!
The more opportunities you make to reach out to students, the better. Create weekly posts on your social accounts that alternate between student program promotion and tutor recruitment/engagement.
If you wanted to be creative you could even create a TikTok to recruit tutors.
4. Leverage different department, clubs and organizations
Ask other departments to share the recruitment posts and emails with their students so the program can grow across the entire institution.
5. Sometimes, old fashioned is best
Print posters and flyers, and put them up across key campus key locations to bring awareness to the student body. Or, try adding a Nimbus bookmark in every book sold at the bookstore.
Hire student ambassadors to give a quick 2-4 min announcement at the start of classes to promote the tutoring program and open positions. This was our most successful method of recruitment when we originally launched Nimbus within McGill University.
Peer-to-peer tutoring and mentorship programs can help students form valuable, lifelong connections to their community — the trick is to make them easily accessible. Nimbus’s platform easily integrates into your institution’s learning management system and can connect students with the support they need in a few easy clicks. With Nimbus’ help, 60% of our partners have been able to expand their current student success programs or add new services that meet students where they are. Our dedicated team can help inform you (and your student interns) on where to focus your marketing efforts and can even provide custom materials and strategies to ensure your program’s success.