When you register with Tavvy, and once on your dashboard, click on ‘View Profile’ and you can update your profile by providing information about yourself, for students to access. Your registration, profile updates and listing as a Mentor on Tavvy website is completed once your application as a university mentor is accepted by Tavvy. You will be live on the website within minutes thereafter. Note that some personal information such as email address, phone number, uploaded degree certificate, your CV, bank/payment details etc will not be shown to the students but are for Tavvy’s internal consumption. Here are a few pointers to build a strong profile on Tavvy:
Languages - Tavvy is a global platform that attracts student from different parts of the world. Language is the key for communication during a session. Specifying languages that you speak fluently in your profile will the enhance chances of connecting to the right students. The ‘search’ option with language will also be enabled, for students, if you mention your languages you speak and write.
Degrees completed - make sure you state all the degrees you have completed and state them correctly e.g. write ‘Economics’ and not ‘Econ’, ‘Biochemistry’ and not ‘Biochem’. Students may want to know your subject speciality. Usually, search by full degree name. And it of course also reflects your professionalism too.
Profile Picture - Your profile picture is optional but another important part of your profile. Generally, people like to see whom they are connecting with. However, if there are any reservations or due to cultural sensitivities you would not like to add a photo, it’s fine. The picture along with your background information will increase your chances of connecting with prospective students.
Your 1000 words profile description - This is one of the most important part of the profile. Students who connect with you would like to know more about you and give a sense of comfort to the student that you are a trusted adviser who can also mentor them through their university and/or the scholarship application process. It is recommended that you also provide some specific on what is your area of expertise e.g. helping them build an impactful personal statement using factual data about themselves, preparing them for interviews or improving their soft skills, helping them debate through which universities they should apply to for the betterment of their career etc. Also don’t forget to mention the specific areas in which you prefer to mentor a student, e.g. personal statement, mock interviews, choosing a university from various options and so on. Students are also looking for subject matter experts and hence if you have a speciality, do mention that too. Build an impactful 1000-words profile description that leaves a lasting impression on the student. Of course, be factual because Tavvy does regular audits and customer complaints are taken seriously. A Mentor could be frozen or in a worst-case scenario, a Mentor’s profile could also be deleted for misrepresentation or fraud.
Packages - Create various packages defining various combinations of services that you offer along with the cost for each package. Also include the discount structures for your services. More the number of packages and discount options you offer, higher will be the number of students considering taking up your mentoring services.
Video - A short 30-seconds video introducing yourself which will enhance your chances as well since it will give a good idea on your depth, accent and generally to create a better impression on students browsing for mentoring service.