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Deborah Kaplan - Director, Home Tutoring Opportunities.

1. What is the Home Tutoring business opportunity all about?

Home Tutoring Opportunities is all about providing business owners the knowledge and support that they need to start and run their own successful home tutoring services. Using our methods, the entrepreneurial mom will hire teachers who tutor students in the students’ homes. Ultimately, Home Tutoring Opportunities is about making a difference in people’s lives: students, tutors, business owners, and our world community.

2. Why is this great for women?

Owning a home tutoring service is particularly great for women for several reasons. First, it’s a way to work from a home office. You can be home to take care of your children, the home, and/or aging parents. Second, as a “child oriented” business, most of your clients will be other women, moms who are looking for assistance. Women relate well with other women—it’s easy to turn potential clients to clients. Finally, by being your own boss, the sky is the limit as far as earning potential—there is neither a good ol’ boy network that you must navigate to succeed nor a “glass ceiling.”

3. Do you believe that women can have it all?

Yes, women can definitely have it all! Being self-employed and working from a home office is a convenient way to balance work, family, and other obligations and desires. With a 60-second commute, you save hours each day that some people spend on the road. In addition, you set your own hours and have total flexibility.

4. How do you train your teachers?

We purposely do not train our teachers. Our teachers are independent contractors, and as such, they teach using their own methods. Your job is to hire excellent instructors who make a difference in the lives of their students. In the Home Tutoring Opportunities Business Manual is a set of detailed instructions on how to interview and contract work to highly qualified teachers.

5. What other benefits do they receive?

By having their own successful tutoring services, moms benefit in many ways. In addition to the opportunities for financial and time freedom, moms often gain confidence and self-assuredness which spread to all areas of life. Getting involved in their communities and making a difference in the lives of many students is deeply satisfying. Moms meet many new people and expand their professional and personal networks.

6. What lessons have you learnt along the way?

I’ve learned the importance of prioritizing, managing details, and problem-solving with people so that everyone is left feeling good about the situation. I’ve learned not to be afraid to learn new things, such as new computer applications and technology. Learning to have confidence in myself has been a wonderful lesson, one that was especially useful when I became a single mom. I’ve learned that no one is perfect and that everyone wants their kids to succeed. I’ve learned that money is a tool; it’s neither good nor bad. I’ve learned the flow of money—how sharing it with others creates more coming back to me. I’ve learned how to make my dreams come true.

7. Your advice to our mompreneurs?

Go for it! One of my favorite poems is the following, which speaks of the universe of support that occurs once you take committed action.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.


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