How to create an excellent tutor introduction video

Best Practices for Tutors
4.7
(3)
3.5
RateLeave a rating
Your progress
Let's face it!
While anyone can start teaching, it takes a certain skill, understanding, and experience to be an exceptional teacher who has a transformational impact on their students. In this section, we've curated Best Practices for tutors to help them impart a highly effective teaching experience to their students
Best Practices
How to create an excellent tutor introduction video
Research suggests that 79% of consumers would rather watch a video to learn about a business, than reading text on a page. It’s also said that the average user spends 88% more time on a website with video. These numbers are not just fun facts that you can scroll past!
Having a video on your profile can greatly boost your chances of business conversions. Try it to believe it, that’s all we can vouch for here! If you are however struggling to curate that perfect introductory video, here’s some help. All you need to do is to adhere to these top 5 tips while creating an intro video for yourself:
First things first - having a clean background and a good audio are pivotal to shooting an impressive video. Here’s what you can do about getting the aesthetics right: a. Choose a clean background, avoid walls with stickers or graffiti b. Shoot facing a natural source of light (standing against the window during medium sunlight hours is your best bet) c. Avoid using a lamp as a light source as it can cast unnecessary shadows of other objects in the room d. Use a collar mike to enhance audio quality e. Shoot when there is minimum outside (or ambient) noise from traffic and wind, keep the windows shut while shooting f. Use the best camera you have access to, borrow a digital camera from a friend if you can. Stay away from shooting on sloppy selfie cameras of smartphones
There is a brief checklist you must follow while preparing your script and presence in the video. We have put together the most important points here: a. Sound energetic, but don’t jump in the video! b. Don’t stammer, practice speaking the intro in the mirror before you shoot the final video c. Keep your expressions alive and animated but don’t go too overboard d. Keep the tonality friendly and inviting but have a bit of formal grace too that can wrap the whole quirk act into a neat video
Lengthy videos usually have lesser engagement as compared to their crisper counterparts. A video of about 60-90 secs is considered optimal for an intro. Make sure to include all relevant information without sounding too formal. Here’s what you can do: a. Include important information like your full name, key achievements, professional qualifications, etc. but keep it brief b. Write before you speak - plan your script so as to not miss out on any important information c. Stay away from banal, overused, standard intro statements viz. “Hi, I am Peter and I teach Mathematics.” Try this instead, “Hi there! I am Peter, your friendly neighborhood math tutor!”
This one is quite simple but can make a deal of difference in the impression you levy on the viewer. There are simple, general rules to follow for an intro video: a. Wear sharp, clean clothes b. Avoid any random abstract prints or neon colors c. Be casually careful. Wear clothes that don’t make you look too old for the students but stay away from childish prints as well d. A plain t-shirt and a blazer usually works well for males and females while recording an intro video
And, lastly do something quirky to keep the viewer interested in you and wanting for more. Add a fun trivia about yourself or just a simple riddle to amp up the fun element. Students are always attracted to tutors that they can relate with and there’s no better way than showing them a glimpse of your happy, positive and fun side than doing the trick in the intro video.
Try these tips and let us know if you see a major rejig in your profile’s engagement levels. Make sure to upload your intro to Talentnook.com - a place where we connect thousands of prospective students with neighborhood tutors for a holistic learning experience. Log on now to find more!
Research suggests that 79% of consumers would rather watch a video to learn about a business, than reading text on a page. It’s also said that the average user spends 88% more time on a website with video. These numbers are not just fun facts that you can scroll past!
Having a video on your profile can greatly boost your chances of business conversions. Try it to believe it, that’s all we can vouch for here! If you are however struggling to curate that perfect introductory video, here’s some help. All you need to do is to adhere to these top 5 tips while creating an intro video for yourself:

Get the shooting aesthetics right
First things first – having a clean background and a good audio are pivotal to shooting an impressive video.
Here’s what you can do about getting the aesthetics right:
a. Choose a clean background, avoid walls with stickers or graffiti
b. Shoot facing a natural source of light (standing against the window during medium sunlight hours is your best bet)
c. Avoid using a lamp as a light source as it can cast unnecessary shadows of other objects in the room
d. Use a collar mike to enhance audio quality
e. Shoot when there is minimum outside (or ambient) noise from traffic and wind, keep the windows shut while shooting
f. Use the best camera you have access to, borrow a digital camera from a friend if you can. Stay away from shooting on sloppy selfie cameras of smartphones
Come across as confident and approachable
There is a brief checklist you must follow while preparing your script and presence in the video.
We have put together the most important points here:
a. Sound energetic, but don’t jump in the video!
b. Don’t stammer, practice speaking the intro in the mirror before you shoot the final video
c. Keep your expressions alive and animated but don’t go too overboard
d. Keep the tonality friendly and inviting but have a bit of formal grace too that can wrap the whole quirk act into a neat video
Keep your video short but informative
Lengthy videos usually have lesser engagement as compared to their crisper counterparts. A video of about 60-90 secs is considered optimal for an intro. Make sure to include all relevant information without sounding too formal.
Here’s what you can do:
a. Include important information like your full name, key achievements, professional qualifications, etc. but keep it brief
b. Write before you speak – plan your script so as to not miss out on any important information
c. Stay away from banal, overused, standard intro statements viz. “Hi, I am Peter and I teach Mathematics.” Try this instead, “Hi there! I am Peter, your friendly neighborhood math tutor!”
Dress to impress but don’t look like the ‘trying hard’ kind
This one is quite simple but can make a deal of difference in the impression you levy on the viewer. There are simple, general rules to follow for an intro video:
a. Wear sharp, clean clothes
b. Avoid any random abstract prints or neon colors
c. Be casually careful. Wear clothes that don’t make you look too old for the students but stay away from childish prints as well
d. A plain t-shirt and a blazer usually works well for males and females while recording an intro video
Add some unexpected zing!
And, lastly do something quirky to keep the viewer interested in you and wanting for more. Add a fun trivia about yourself or just a simple riddle to amp up the fun element. Students are always attracted to tutors that they can relate with and there’s no better way than showing them a glimpse of your happy, positive and fun side than doing the trick in the intro video.
Try these tips and let us know if you see a major rejig in your profile’s engagement levels. Make sure to upload your intro to Talentnook.com – a place where we connect thousands of prospective students with neighborhood tutors for a holistic learning experience. Log on now to find more!