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ec2406
First Year College Student Giving Grinds?
ec2406 The Leaving Cert7

I've just finished the LC there and was planning on giving JC/LC grinds next year in Maths, Gaeilge and Chemistry since I'm a solid H1 in those subjects. Any tips in terms of setting up, advertising, pricing, etc?


7 Comments
colemarana
Hi, in terms of setting up I would suggest your house as I used to get my grinds at her house which saves the hassle of cleaning up my house. But if your house is too far, I would suggest going to your student’s house instead (if the parents are comfortable with it) However, it’s completely up to you, you can even decide to give grinds in a library if you wanted! For advertising, I would suggest putting up leaflets on the pinboard in SuperValu or just sticking it up in shops, pharmacies etc. Make sure your poster stands out to catch the person’s attention. Now, if you don’t have time to do all that, Facebook is a great way to let people know you’re giving grinds. Join a group or two ( look up groups that have school attached to it) and advertise it there, but make sure not to be annoying by constantly posting every five minutes. Also try advert or gumtree, those are good ways to advertise as well.
colemarana
Lastly, for pricing I would go with €20-€30 euro. A lot of parents are always looking for the most affordable grinds and if your asking price is not too high, you’ll be sure to get plenty of phone calls. Now if you’re the only person who is giving grinds in your local area, then you advantage of setting the price to your liking as many people want to get grinds close to them and if yours happens to be only a five, ten minute drive, they’ll pay up but once again, not too high. Also I’m not sure if other grinds do this but the girl who gave me grinds used to ask for a four week payment in advance. Basically, at the end of our fourth session, we had to give her €120 and once the four grind sessions is up, she’d be looking for the payment again. I suggest you don’t do this as it really puts a lot of pressure for the parents, especially those who are on low income. Parents would rather if they paid per session, instead of €120 upfront. Personally, I think the system that my grind was doing was ridiculous lol. And just overall, be very patient, understanding and please, please, explain the subject good. Really try and make your student it. That’s all I can think of now, sorry if it’s so long I got carried out hahaha. Anyways, good luck with it and hope you get a fantastic LC. Cheers.
ec2406
ec2406
Thank you so much for all the advice very kind of you :D
ZakAboukrhes1
Being willing to prove your skill/ level in the subjects is also important as thats what my parents would have looked for. Group/pre-pay discounts are also an option ie if you pay for a month upfront you get €10 off etc i think get some testimonials to from other students you have helped , make people believe your as good as u are.
kathrynw
kathrynw
How can I get into contact with you about the grinds you're giving?
ec2406
ec2406
@kathrynw ecourtney2406@gmail.com
leavingcert2020grinds
can you do a video call tution so we can do grinds mabye on skype...email if your interested bots8bot8@gmailcom
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