It is easier to find a teacher who teaches books than to find one who mentors you in life. A great teacher brings you not only knowledge, but also personal growth. Two of our Top Pros, Whitney and Chloe, has gained recognition from students because of their passion and effort in teaching.
Having had 8 years of teaching experience, Whitney learnt to cooperate with parents and bring about comprehensive development to students. As a graduate of psychology and social work, she understands the mentality children and teenagers and sharpens teaching style accordingly.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, Chloe enjoys educating the youth. Getting her students into university makes her feel satisfied. That's why she is dedicated to education and gave up everyone's dream job as a lawyer.
What Inspired You to Start Hillstar Education?
Chloe： I tutored students when I was in university. A lot of them referred their friends to me afterwards, and eventually I had more and more students. Instead of being a lawyer, I enjoy interacting with students more. I hope I can help them get into university using my knowledge. Therefore, I decided to be a full-time tutor after graduation.
Whitney：Being school teacher means facing 30 students at a time. There isn't enough time to cater each of them. I hope my way of teaching suits their respective abilities and that I can provide them a good learning environment.
Chloe & Whitney ： We started Hillstar Education one year ago, aiming at providing a better and targeted learning atmosphere. We only provide one-on-one and small class (7 students) tutorials. The purpose is to give us sufficient time to communicate, teach and give them adequate support.
What Suggestions Do You Have For Experts who Want to Start Their Own Business?
Finding a Fitting Partner
We have been best friends since secondary school, so we know each other really well. Cooperation between us has been really smooth. If you want to find a partner, we suggest that you find a person who understands you and whose personality complements yours. This way, both of you can make the best out of your strengths.
Having Sufficient Savings
If you plan to be a full-time freelancer, you have to make sure that your savings can support you for 1-2 years. Your income will be really undesirable at the very beginning. If you don't have enough money to support the business, it will only end up as a financial burden, eventually making you give up.
Commitment to Your Dream
There might be a lot of opposition and negative opinions when you first start your business, so you have to be committed and believe in yourself. If you want something, stick with it and it will work out some day.
Why Did You Choose HelloToby in the First Place?
We knew of HelloToby because we wanted to find a cleaning company. We noticed that the platform also provides education services and is used by many students, so we started using HelloToby, hoping to find suitable students. We became a user in July 2017 and, at the moment, 50% of our adult English class and IELTS students were found via HelloToby.
How Does HelloToby Help You with Your Business?
Students fill in their information when they look for a service, and this tells us more about them. InstaQuote helps us filter students automatically and send quotes. This saves us a lot of time.
What is The Secret Behind Your Success in HelloToby? What Advice Would You Give to New Experts?
First：If you have a registered company, you can upload your Business Registration Certificate (BR) to get an Accredited Badge. If you provide IELTS exam preparation service, it helps boosting students' confidence in choosing you as a teacher.
Secondly：Listen to students and parents carefully, and provide useful information and appropriate quotes.
Thirdly：Profiles should include necessary and complete information, so students and parents know what your style is.
How Do You Stand Out from the Crowd and Became A Top Pro? What Are The Key Characteristics?
Firstly： Thanks to our background and teaching strategy, a lot of parents trust that Hillstar Education can help their children learn the correct values. We do not only put emphasis on knowledge, but we also want students to find their speciality and improve themselves in a good environment.
Secondly： A lot of parents and students trust us because we are a registered tutorial centre. At the same time, we provide one-on-one and small class sessions, so we know how to adjust teaching strategy according to students' needs.
Thirdly： Education is not the sole responsibility of parents or teachers. Both parties are equally important, that's why we always cooperate with parents to create a good and happy learning environment for students.
Fourthly： Tutorial fee at Hillstar Education is comparatively cheap and affordable for most families.
How Can A Customer Receive Your Quotations?
Hillstar Education provides IELTS Tutorial, Maths Tutorial, Economic Tutorial, BAFS Tutorial、English Tutorial、English Speaking Class。If you want to get our free quotations, click the listed subjects, and check out the profiles, then click "get quotes" to contact us!
|【5-Star Rating】Very nice teacher with passion|
|【5-Star Rating】Highly recommended!! Patient and nice. Creative, and the tutor always invents new teaching methods. Well-organised as well.|