My Town Tutors is the nation’s 1st National Directory of teachers who tutor. Our goal in 2014 is to expand our network of local teachers who tutor to 1,000 teachers! In 2013 we had over 150,000 visitors to our site from all 50 states.
It is FREE for parents to search for a teacher in their area. Please help us find ONE MORE teacher who tutors!
Over the next 52 weeks, @mytowntutorsNY will attempt to reach 5,000 followers in 52 weeks. As of February 27, 2014, @mytowntutorsNY had just 34 followers. We are just getting the account organized and will share some ideas on how to attract quality followers.
The 1st question we asked ourselves is why twitter with @mytowntutorsNY?
1. To Learn: Our parent account, @mytowntutors, has learned a great deal from many awesome educators. These educators have shared blogs, participated in interviews, and been an inspiration for us to create a state account for New York. @mytowntutorsNY hopes to make these same great connections with parents and educators in New York.
2. To Share: We also want to share our blog and guest blogs with our followers. We have had some great posts over the last few months and are looking to attract readers and writers. We hope to provide insights that will make the job of being a parent and / or teacher a little easier.
3. To Laugh: Life is too short not to have fun, so we like to have a few chuckles with our Joke of the Day. We also will try to add a little humor with some of our quotes, tweets, and videos.
4. To Share our Mission and Life Easier for Parents and Teachers: My Town Tutors makes it easy for US parents to connect with local teachers who tutor. @mytowntutorsNY hopes to attract New York parents and teacher to our website The purpose of @mytowntutorsNY is to reach out to parents, educators, and schools to promote our service. It is FREE for parents to search our database.
5. To Make Money: My Town Tutors is a service that connects parents with local teachers who tutors. We charge a small, reasonable fee of $12 for teachers to register for 2 years with our site. Teacher set their hourly rate and keep 100% of the fees! One teacher last year made $5,000 with our help.
1. What is your purpose? The first thing you need to identify is what is your purpose or goal with twitter. Some people use twitter for personal or social reasons. Some use it for professional development and to share ideas with others in their field.
2. Who is your audience? Our target audiences are teachers, schools, and parents. Our focus is on creating content that will be helpful to these groups.
3. What will you tweet? My Town Tutors wants to provide content that is useful to to teachers and parents. We often provide quotes relating to parents and teaching. In addition we have have a school joke of the day that we tweet each day at 6:00 AM. Both parents and educators can benefit from these clean jokes or riddles. Many are a little corny, however they often can bring a smile or chuckle. Why not start the day of with a good laugh?
4. What is your follow policy? Who will you follow? Will you follow back anyone who follows you? Do their interests really matter? Our policy is to follow educators, educational groups, such as teachers unions, parents, parent interest groups and educational interest groups.  Our goal is to connect with parents and teachers. Please do not be offended if we do not follow everyone back.
5. What is your time commitment? How much time will you devote to twitter. Some people and companies can spend every waking hour on twitter. We try to interact as often as possible, however we do not want to be entirely consumed. Hopefully, we provide teachers and parents with some useful information.
We would love feedback!