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Better Way to Ace Your First Lesson With a New Student

When booking the first (trial) lesson, students now share some helpful information with the tutor in advance. We’ve introduced functionality for tutors to leave feedback for students after trial lessons.

LiveXP Team
LiveXP Team

At LiveXP, we know how vital the first lesson is for establishing a tutor-student connection. As a tutor, you want to make sure you structure and approach it the right way. It is crucial to make the most out of this first meeting, and we’re here to help you with that.

Before we get to the updates, here’s a quick reminder about what we believe to be the important elements of a successful first lesson with a new student:

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Get to know the student better and ask about their learning goals.
  3. Identify the student’s current strengths and weaknesses.
  4. Ask how much time the student has for learning and homework.
  5. Teach them a life hack or an expression so they feel the progress from the get-go.
  6. Set aside 5 minutes at the end of the lesson to give feedback.

To help you with all this, we’ve implemented 2 cool things:

Pre-lesson student info

When booking the first (trial) lesson, students now share some helpful information with the tutor in advance. Students are encouraged to indicate their:

  • Current language proficiency
  • Native tongue and the country they come from
  • Learning goals

You can find this info in the lesson details and right in the “Lesson booked” message.

Even though this doesn’t create a super detailed portrait of a student, it definitely helps in preparation for the first lesson and saves you time.

Post-lesson feedback

We’ve introduced functionality for tutors to leave feedback for students after trial lessons. Once the tutor confirms that the lesson is completed, they see a feedback form and are invited to:

  • Highlight what the student is good at;
  • Point out what needs work;
  • Recommend a learning plan based on the student’s skills and goals.

This feedback is then sent to the student. It’s an excellent opportunity for the tutor to show friendliness, demonstrate professionalism and attention to detail, and boost their chances of the student booking more lessons with them.

This is beneficial for both sides since the tutor is interested in getting students to fill up their schedule, and the student wants to find a tutor they trust so they can succeed on their language-learning journey.

Hope you enjoy these updates, and they will help you to have excellent first lessons. To brush up on what makes a great first lesson, read about how to structure a trial lesson and how to approach students for the first time.

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LiveXP Team

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