How to create the perfect tutor bio statement

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How to create the perfect tutor bio statement
A compelling bio statement not only gets prospective students interested, they also levy an impression that you’re a person of conviction. Coming across as a trustworthy tutor starts with a well thought and well written bio statement.
To help you get this precursor to becoming a successful tutor right, we have compiled the top 5 things you must keep in mind while creating your bio statement:
It’s easy to write all formal qualifications in a wordy paragraph and dump it into the tutor bio section. However, it seldom has any impact on the students (and parents) reading it. To avoid getting dismissed as one more generic profile, do the following: a. Mention your core areas of strength in a subject (e.g. say algebra & general statistics as your areas of expertise instead of writing only Math) b. Do not include anything personal - for example, avoid including the struggles that you faced as a teenager in high school that inspired you to take up tutoring and help other students c. Mention your areas of specializations (e.g. ACT tutoring)
As a general rule a bio statement should not be longer than 400-500 words at the most. The bio statement is the first thing anyone would read on your profile, anything too verbose is always likely to get scrolled past quickly. Make sure your bio statement is of a length that doesn’t look like an intimidating, long-read in the very first glance.
There is a standard set of questions that any student (or parent) would have in their mind while scanning a tutor’s profile. It’s advisable to answer these questions subtly in the bio itself so as to keep the reader interested in knowing more about you. Try to include brief answers to the following in your bio: a. What makes you a great tutor b. What qualifications of yours help you tutor better c. How many students have you worked with in the past/ any key highlights of their results pre and post your tutoring
It’s always advisable to look for inspiration. A lot of great writers have admitted to have started creative writing by aping their role model’s writing styles. You can find plenty of examples on the internet to get inspired from. Pick whatever you enjoy reading the most and try to copy the structure.
To begin with, here’s an example of a good tutor bio (120 words only):
“I am an Engineering and Computer Science major at Swarthmore College. I have always been a tutor driven by a desire to help the student understand the course material beyond the scope of the class and syllabus. I am currently a computer science tutor through the Dean's Office and given my majors, I am strongest in mathematical modelling and computer science (data structures, algorithms and languages like C, C++, PHP and Java). I have however also helped at least 10 students in the past with physics as well. I am fluent in both French and Spanish and can teach for 4 days a week per student. Inviting all those who are curious to learn and hungry to achieve more to connect with me for an ever-enthralling journey up the learning curve.”
Lastly pay attention to grammatical details. Keep your bio statement neat and free of any distractions. Here’s a last minute checklist before you upload your statement onto any portal:
a. Don’t use catchphrases and smileys b. Make sure to double check for any obvious grammatical mistakes c. Get your bio statement proof read by someone before posting it d. Avoid adding links to your social media in the bio statement, there are usually dedicated e. sections for links to profiles, testimonials, etc. f. Avoid using any slang in the bio (no, they don’t make you more relatable with the millennial students!)
This is all that you need to do for a compelling bio statement. Need more help? Feel free to get in touch with our team. Talentnook helps connect thousands of students with impassioned, hardworking tutors like you. Log on now and get in touch to start rolling as a successful tutor today! Hurry!
A compelling bio statement not only gets prospective students interested, they also levy an impression that you’re a person of conviction. Coming across as a trustworthy tutor starts with a well thought and well written bio statement.
To help you get this precursor to becoming a successful tutor right, we have compiled the top 5 things you must keep in mind while creating your bio statement:

Include all important details, but smartly
It’s easy to write all formal qualifications in a wordy paragraph and dump it into the tutor bio section. However, it seldom has any impact on the students (and parents) reading it. To avoid getting dismissed as one more generic profile, do the following:
a. Mention your core areas of strength in a subject (e.g. say algebra & general statistics as your areas of expertise instead of writing only Math)
b. Do not include anything personal – for example, avoid including the struggles that you faced as a teenager in high school that inspired you to take up tutoring and help other students
c. Mention your areas of specializations (e.g. ACT tutoring)
Keep it short and pithy
As a general rule a bio statement should not be longer than 400-500 words at the most. The bio statement is the first thing anyone would read on your profile, anything too verbose is always likely to get scrolled past quickly. Make sure your bio statement is of a length that doesn’t look like an intimidating, long-read in the very first glance.
Answer commonly expected questions tacitly
There is a standard set of questions that any student (or parent) would have in their mind while scanning a tutor’s profile. It’s advisable to answer these questions subtly in the bio itself so as to keep the reader interested in knowing more about you. Try to include brief answers to the following in your bio:
a. What makes you a great tutor
b. What qualifications of yours help you tutor better
c. How many students have you worked with in the past/ any key highlights of their results pre and post your tutoring
Look for examples, replicate what you enjoy reading the most
It’s always advisable to look for inspiration. A lot of great writers have admitted to have started creative writing by aping their role model’s writing styles. You can find plenty of examples on the internet to get inspired from. Pick whatever you enjoy reading the most and try to copy the structure.
To begin with, here’s an example of a good tutor bio (120 words only):
“I am an Engineering and Computer Science major at Swarthmore College. I have always been a tutor driven by a desire to help the student understand the course material beyond the scope of the class and syllabus. I am currently a computer science tutor through the Dean’s Office and given my majors, I am strongest in mathematical modelling and computer science (data structures, algorithms and languages like C, C++, PHP and Java). I have however also helped at least 10 students in the past with physics as well. I am fluent in both French and Spanish and can teach for 4 days a week per student. Inviting all those who are curious to learn and hungry to achieve more to connect with me for an ever-enthralling journey up the learning curve.”
Check for grammatical mistakes, keep the tone formal
Lastly pay attention to grammatical details. Keep your bio statement neat and free of any distractions. Here’s a last minute checklist before you upload your statement onto any portal:
a. Don’t use catchphrases and smileys
b. Make sure to double check for any obvious grammatical mistakes
c. Get your bio statement proof read by someone before posting it
d. Avoid adding links to your social media in the bio statement, there are usually dedicated
e. sections for links to profiles, testimonials, etc.
f. Avoid using any slang in the bio (no, they don’t make you more relatable with the millennial students!)
This is all that you need to do for a compelling bio statement. Need more help? Feel free to get in touch with our team. Talentnook helps connect thousands of students with impassioned, hardworking tutors like you. Log on now and get in touch to start rolling as a successful tutor today! Hurry!