Welcome
to TutorBloom

Our world needs tutors now more than ever.

TutorBloom for Learners

(see Getting Started for Learners for more detailed information)

Find a tutor
1 Find a tutor

Use our search engine, tutor profiles and messaging system to find a tutor who meets your needs.

Book a session
2 Book a session

After you and your tutor determine there's a match, book your session.

Attend your session
3 Attend your session

Attend your tutoring session and work with your tutor, either virtually or in person.

Pay your tutor
4 Pay your tutor

Pay your tutor for his or her services, and book another session if needed.

TutorBloom for Tutors

(see Getting Started for Tutors for more detailed information)

Plan your business
1 Plan your business

Choose your subjects, availability, rate, and so forth.

Create your profile
2 Create your profile

Create your TutorBloom profile to let people know what you offer.

Share your profile
3 Share your profile

Share your profile on social media and wherever there are potential learners.

Prepare for learners
4 Prepare for learners

Be ready for learners to contact you. Brush up on useful tutoring strategies in the meantime.

Discuss learner needs
5 Discuss learner needs

Once a learner contacts you, work with him or her to determine whether there's a match.

Book a session
6 Book a session

After you and your learner determine there's a likely match, book your session.

Conduct your session
7 Conduct your session

Conduct your session with your learner, either virtually or in person.

Get paid
8 Collect payment

Coordinate with your learner to collect payment.

Why tutors love TutorBloom

You're independent

You're an independent tutor, not our employee. We provide a marketing platform to connect you with learners.

Our core service is free

This includes creating an account, tutor search, messaging with learners and booking.

You can focus on tutoring

Finding learners is a lot of work. We help with the marketing so you have more time to help learners.

You want to help learners

COVID has been a huge setback for education. Make a difference by helping learners get back on track.

Recent blog posts

Roblox

Special needs and the pandemic: an interview with Tiffany Evans

It is difficult to determine when or how a tutor can help if you're a student or parent of a K12 student. The decision is made increasingly complicated when your child has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Now that students have been virtual for most of a year and districts are emerging into uncertain territory, there are more questions and uncertainty than ever.

We interviewed Tiffany Evans, an educator in a prominent San Diego County school district in special education and asked her about the effects of virtual learning on students with IEPs during the pandemic and the positive impact tutoring can play in their education.

TutorBloom Staff · May 24, 2021 · 5 min read
Roblox

Tutoring hack: Make irrelevant problems relevant

This morning my young son was working on a math problem about counting combinations. The details of the problem matter a bit for this post, so bear with me here. I promise I won't make you do any math:

[Math problem]

My son wasn't interested in this problem at all. He just buried his head in his arms.

Then I had an idea. "Hey son. This is kind of like Roblox...

Slowly, he raised his head and looked over, as if to say, "I'm listening, old man. Keep talking."

TutorBloom Staff · Mar 21, 2021 · 2 min read
Two women meeting

Building trusting tutoring relationships

When you first meet a learner it is important to create a two way, amicable relationship, so that a few sessions down the line it might sound like this:

"Hey Mark, how's it been? I remember last week you telling me you were going to be slammed with calc. Did you get through it?"

TutorBloom Staff · Mar 14, 2021 · 5 min read
Pre-COVID handshake

How to respond to a tutoring request

You've painstakingly created your TutorBloom profile and shared it with every last person on the planet. Then it happens—one of them asks you to be their tutor. Congratulations!

Thoughtfully, your reply begins: "Dear Wonderful Person, Yes." Then—crickets. You're not sure what else to say.

If I've just described your future self, don't worry. In this post we'll cover everything you need to kick things off like an absolute pro.

TutorBloom Staff · Mar 7, 2021 · 5 min read