Your tutor profile is basically your personal ad for attracting students. New students often browse the tutor profiles of available tutors, calling the one they like the most. That's why it's really important for you to spend a few minutes making it sound as attractive to new students as possible. Do you have lots of teaching experience, a cool job, or an interesting hobby? Be sure to write it all. Go ahead, brag a little!
Make sure to upload a friendly-looking headshot that makes it easy for your past students to recognize you. The best profile photos are a clear, high-quality headshot of you looking directly into the camera and smiling. We've found that tutors who smile in their photos receive more new students than those who don't. Go figure - people like friendly faces!
The best head shots should contain your full face and the top of your shoulders only (i.e. no one else in the photo, no body shots). Here are some examples of great profile photos from three real Cambly tutors.
You should also add a short profile video that introduces yourself and showcases your unique personality. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. By recording a short video of yourself talking about your experience, interests, and teaching style, students get a much better idea of what to expect from a session with you.
Tutoring Videos (optional)
You can also upload short videos of yourself teaching English concepts (i.e. how to pronounce the "th" sound, how to memorize new vocab words, etc.). These videos give students an idea of your unique teaching style. Additionally, Cambly may use these videos to promote your brand on Cambly on your behalf, including email marketing campaigns to all Cambly students and social media campaigns.
Note: Keep in mind that your tutor profile is publicly available online. Please only add information you're comfortable sharing publicly (i.e. no personal contact information, no references or links to other sites you own). To further protect your privacy, you may use a tutoring name that is not your real name, by editing your username from your account page.