After a while working on Fluentify, most tutors have their method down, they know how to handle sessions with new students and students of all levels, how to design a structured pathway, and how to keep their students engaged. Even with the perfect approach, it’s still normal that tutors lose some students here and there and this has nothing to do with their teaching method, but more with unpredictable events that happen in students lives. However, this doesn’t mean that these students are lost for good! In this article we’ll explore how you can use your old students to get some new sessions!
1. Find your old students
Use the tutor panel to find some of your old students that you can bring back to Fluentify! Scroll through your students in the ‘Find Your Students’ section and look for some students who only did around 5 or 6 sessions (meaning they probably have sessions left in their pack!). Make sure to look for students that you remember or have some notes about- this way you can reference these personal things in your message.
2. Write a personal message
This is the most strategic part of this process- write a note to the student (either in the messages on Fluentify or an email if you have his/her email address) to ‘check in’. Ask the student how he/she is doing, say that you’ve missed your sessions together and then ask how the process of reaching their goal is going. Tell them you’d love to keep working with them and tell them to check out your calendar.
3. Update your calendar
This is important for these sessions and the number of sessions you get booked normally- the further in the future you have availability (with availability during the high demand times), the more likely students are to book a bunch of sessions at once. If you’re contacting these older students make sure that they have slots to book!
Like we’ve said again and again, students like to know that you’re going to coach them through this language learning journey – receiving a message like this can be super motivating and encourage them to start working on their English again. It’s a win-win!