One question you may ask is – why use tools when our employees are working just fine?
The answer is the question – why pay employees when the tools are free?
For a coaching class to grow, it needs to harness the technology at its disposal in a better way. In today’s times, when there is a coaching class in every nook and corner of the city, it is important to use every tool at your disposal – especially those that are free.
Contrary to the belief in some quarters, these tools do not require a degree in IT either to understand or to use it!
Fortunately, there are plenty of Web tools out there, so why not let these tools make our life simpler.
Weebly: With more and more coaching classes going online nowadays, it seems that every coaching class needs an online presence. Weebly is an online tool which helps to create free websites and student e-portfolios with a variety of themes and customizable background.
Google Docs: Google Docs can be used by teachers to create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations online while collaborating with students in real time. It is compatible with MS Office file formats and is also available as a mobile application which makes it accessible from anywhere. It can be used to create feedback forms as well.
Whatsapp: The traditional SMS text message is becoming passé, particularly in light of the explosion of the popular and easy to use free messaging app – Whatsapp. Coaching classes can create groups which ensure easy communication with students and send messages regarding attendance or performance to the ward’s parents (without spending a single penny!)
Waveapps: It is an integrated software for accounting. It is easy to use and cloud-based. It helps in managing coaching class finances by providing a comprehensive set of tools like Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments, and Receipts. This lets you manage your coaching class without an accountant and you can focus more on your business and less on your finances.
Hootsuite: Coaching classes are now creating content and thus gaining website traffic and attention through social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google +, etc. However managing your social network can be quite a task. Hootsuite is a social media management tool that lets you manage all your social networks and helps in brand management.
Google Calendar: It is a time-management application which can be useful for lecture scheduling. It enables users to manage events online thus ensuring that no data is lost. Multiple calendars can be added and shared. Google Calendar can be synchronized with mobile devices or with PC applications.
YouTube: Coaching classes can record lectures and upload them on their YouTube channel. This is helpful for students who were either absent or want a revision. YouTube contains a special section for education as well which can be utilized by the coaching classes to optimize learning.
If you’re ready for growth and prepared to make your life easier (at no extra cost!), give these a try.
Which free tools do you use to manage your coaching class?
Feel free to share any experiences in the comments. It’d be a privilege to learn from you!
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