> a day in the life
> how to keep students
to keep students
the smith's curriculum
I mentioned earlier, the Smith's curriculum provides direction
for students. It is built in such a way that students
can see their progress, making them feel that they are
moving forward and improving their English. They also
see that the teachers, though they may change, use the
same curriculum and know exactly what they studied before.
They realize this because the teachers follow a specific
lesson outline, which includes review of the last lesson.
All these things give the students a good impression and
will increase your chances of keeping students longer.
attrition refers to the inevitable, eventual loss of students
over time. No matter how good your lessons are, you will
inevitably lose students after some time. How long varies.
It could be a few months, or 5 years or more. Students
may quit for a number of reasons. They may get too busy,
or move away. Or they may quit because they think it's
getting too difficult. It's hard to know, really. However,
you can minimize attrition by always giving high quality
lessons using the Smith's curriculum. If you do lots of
promotion and give high quality lessons, natural attrition
will not be a problem. You'll get many more new students
than you are losing.