How to keep coaching business running during vacation time?
There is this common myth when it comes to coaching classes that, there is never an off-season for the coaching class business. However, this is untrue. The vacations are one of the off-season for any coaching classes as students and coaching class faculty alike are busy with their families during this time.
In such scenarios running a fully functional coaching class is not possible. So what is that coaching classes can do during this time to ensure that their business keeps running? That is a tricky question. With the importance given to co-curricular activities during the summer breaks and parents realizing the emphasis of travelling with their kids, the coaching classes have significantly less time during the breaks to go about with the normal day to day schedule. With respect to all these situations, here are a few things that coaching classes can do in order to ensure their productivity during vacation.
Organize Counselling Sessions
One of the simplest things to do would be to focus on the growth of the child. When we say growth, it is not only through the means of education, but also focusing on sessions which would help them better in terms of career or just helping them conquer their weakness. Coaching classes can organize counselling sessions which could be either career and guidance counselling or just a relieving session with therapists. Due to the education system in our country, kids tend to be put under a lot of pressure and stress. It begins to impact their productivity and if left unnoticed can cause a long time effect on their lives. Therefore, focusing on their mental health can also be considered as a key responsibility for a coaching class.
Try to Add Fun with Education
While the time that can be actually spent during vacations are less, planning fun activities will improve the overall time. If you are organizing fun activities along with the daily classes during vacations, parents tend to feel that there is no need for them to find an alternative place for stress-buster sessions their kids. This gives a sense of relaxation for your teachers, the student, and the parents as well. Adding in fun activities not only helps in relaxation but also helps in teaching kids a few new things which might later develop into a life-long hobby or passion. Coaching classes could also take a fun approach to handle the classes, thus making the students feel a bit more welcoming during the holiday season.
Go Beyond Conventional Education
There are quite many important skills which are not taught by schools and educational institutions nowadays. As mentioned earlier, students don’t have any idea on how they can cope up with stress. In order to help your coaching class students provide a complete experience, you could help them learn a lot of things other than just the subject. Sessions on sensitive matters such as ‘What to do if they fail’, ‘Importance of Failures’, talks about the whole life of successful people and how they overcame their difficulties, motivational talks etc. could prove to be a lot helpful to them.
Bridge the Gap between Books & Reality
We clearly know that the books that are used mostly are severely outdated. The concepts, the methods, the procedures despite being the core fundamentals are still not in use currently. In the modern day scenarios where a lot of new things are continuously innovated, it is the responsibility of coaching classes to ensure that their students are familiar with all these concepts. As a coaching class owner, you could bring in experts from the industry and conduct special seminars and workshops to help them understand the real time use of their education. Similarly, letting them experience the modern day work culture and ethics through interactive sessions not only proves as an interesting method but also helps them have a clear vision of how things actually work. Along with this, talking about the new trends in education and the field they are more interested in, would be very advantageous to them. This would help them in understanding the present day market scenarios of the industry they wish to pursue a career in.
All these ideas could be used in order to help the coaching classes ideally run their business without any hindrance even during vacation times. Not only this, following these could actually benefit the coaching classes to stand-out as a premier and unique center which offers more than just education. Adding value to your brand is an important factor in how you will be identified by your potential prospects. With these fun and helpful ideas, parents would flock together to any coaching class that offers these extra services, thus thereby actually making the myth a reality. What do you think about these methods? Are there any methods you would like to suggest to us? Please do let us know in the comments section below.