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The widespread use of digital technology during the COVID-19 epidemic sparked an explosive development in the online education market, particularly in online tutoring. Rather than being just a transitory fad resulting from lockdowns and societal limitations, this sector is expanding significantly. Parents and students now widely accept online tutoring as a viable option for meeting the growing need for individualised education.

Online tutoring is a profitable full-time or part-time job for anybody who likes to educate and help others. Here’s all the information you need to start an online tutoring business with Meydan Free Zone.


What is online tutoring?

Similar to online education or e-learning, online tutoring is a real-time, one-on-one method of instruction that takes place via the internet. Unlike online education or e-learning, online tutoring requires a ‘real person’ to teach the student.

Online tutors will review their pupils’ homework, test prep, and class content. Some tutors focus on helping their students develop better study habits, while others train their pupils to take better notes or take more comprehensive exams. Tutors’ responsibilities might vary widely but often include organising lessons, giving feedback on student work, and keeping tabs on how well their students are doing.

Online tutoring allows students to choose their own pace and focus on the areas they need the most help, making it ideal for students with a wide range of learning styles and preferences. Online tutoring creates a system of education that is both efficient and cost-effective.

Online tutoring in the UAE – the opportunity

The online tutoring sector continues to expand worldwide, and the UAE is no exception. This expansion is due to heavy government investment and the growing adoption of online education in most educational institutions.

Parents in the UAE currently pay as much as AED 8,000 yearly for private education for their children on top of regular school fees. For many families, this cost is a considerable drain on their earnings. An economical online teaching system for children in the country has huge potential to become a success among tutors, students and parents.

Requirements to become an online tutor

There are certain prerequisites to being an online tutor. Most online tutors are trained teachers and experts in their fields. A student is more likely to trust you as a tutor if you have one of the following on your list of credentials:

Although certification is not essential to work as a tutor, it might increase your chances of being hired at a high salary or charging more for your services. Several organisations provide accredited certification if you wish to get certified as a tutor.


Figuring out demand

How do you figure out what type of tutors are in demand? To get started, compile a list of the classes you are qualified to teach. For instance, if you can teach anyone English, list the courses you can teach and whom you can teach them to.

Once you have done that, you can narrow it down further based on niches, for example, by level – an English tutor for elementary, middle, high school, or college students. You can do it by subject – English literature or English creative writing tutor. You can even combine the two and be a tutor for English literature for high school students. You can also tutor based on exam or certification – English tutor for SATs, IETLS, or TOFEL.

The next step is to scour Google for more specific terms. Enter ‘English tutor for’ into the search engine to see what pops up as suggested queries. Now that you know what people are looking for, these might give you some ideas. You may try out several permutations by cycling through the letters of the alphabet. If you use Google’s alphabet search, you can find a wide variety of niches you had not thought of before.

You now have an extensive list of in-demand specialised topics and a rough understanding of the levels involved – elementary, middle, high school, and college. Next, you should start getting rid of some niches that are not as interesting as they were when you wrote them down or do not seem to be in high demand.

You can do this by using the search option on the tutor websites. The results page shows an estimate of the number of tutors available for ‘English’ overall. You can further filter the results by looking at the prices, the number of reviews, and hours taught to determine what subjects and tutors are in demand.

After reviewing the available niches, you should cross out the ones with insufficient potential students or too many competitors. Ideally, at the end of this process, you should have five to seven specialisations you can successfully pursue.

How to tutor online?

In today’s online tutoring classes, teachers and students have access to everything they need, making it possible to conduct individual or group lessons. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to do the following:

How to attract more students 

Once your tutor profile is verified and you have completed a few online sessions, you should consider these steps to encourage more students to schedule sessions with you:

Updating your profile

Consider the search phrases or terms your potential students use to find their ideal tutor and include them in your profile. As this is one-on-one tutoring, you must add a video message to your profile. A video adds more value than a standard content profile as it gives your students a preview of you and how well you can communicate.

Get students’ feedback and rating

The best time to ask students for feedback is immediately after the class. Your chances of making it to the front search page increase proportionally with the number and quality of reviews and ratings you have received. Also, ensure your tutoring profile prominently displays your rating and feedback.

Availability is key

For many students, tutor availability is a significant challenge. They will not schedule appointments with you if your schedule does not work for them. Always remember your potential students’ time zone and work around that.

Steps to get a business license for your online tutoring business

Getting a license in Meydan Free Zone is a simple process. To apply, you must complete the formalities on our website, which are as follows.

Why Meydan Free Zone?

At Meydan Free Zone, our goal is to help set up companies and turn them into successful enterprises. Our consultants will support you with all aspects of your business setup in Dubai, so you can focus on teaching online and earning money.

One of the benefits of opening your company with Meydan Free Zone is getting a premier location for a business address. Located in The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Free Zone is 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and has quick access to Downtown Dubai, Dubai Media City, and Sheikh Zayed Road. Furthermore, a prestigious business address presents a high-end status and can help get top-of-the-line clients.

Being a member of the Meydan Free Zone family, you also got access to a fully equipped Business Centre and monthly networking events. Our Business Centre has a world-class professional environment and an ambiance that inspires performance and provides privacy. In addition, you can also take advantage of our exceptional offers for F&B and stay at The Meydan Hotel if needed.



When it comes to business opportunities, the final frontier is fast becoming the new frontier for tech-savvy entrepreneurs and start-ups. Whilst privately-funded space stations, spacecraft, and space tourism might be the preserve of a small minority of multi-billionaires, there is a growing market for smart and useful solutions with solid applications in the space industry.

Take, for example, the UAE National Space Program, which plans to launch the first Emirati mission to the moon by 2024. On board, a Lunar Rover will be equipped with cutting-edge technologies – including an advanced motion system, sensors, a 3D camera, and solar panels. It also utilizes technologies for conducting scientific measurements and tests, such as the components of lunar soil and the thermal properties of the surface. There’s also the need for the rover to conquer potential natural barriers and to be made from materials robust enough to withstand changing temperatures.

A Galaxy of Possibilities

Clearly, there’s broad scope for technical innovations in space technology, particularly when considering the global economy for the industry as a whole was worth around $423 billion in 2019.

Even if you feel that smart solutions to space exploration might go beyond the reach of your early-stage tech start-up, take a moment to consider the number of technologies in our daily lives on Earth which were originally conceived as solutions to problems in space travel. From wireless headsets and camera phones to memory foam mattresses and ear thermometers, we have the space industry to thank for these and many other commonplace technologies.

Although in our lifetimes, most people on the planet are unlikely to see the inside of a commercial space shuttle or orbit the Earth in a space station, the future of space travel – and even space colonization – is leading many forward-thinking businesses to invest in innovative technologies with the potential to skyrocket as the industry advances.

So what viable business opportunities and potential future markets are out there in the space industry?

Different Kinds of Space

Potential markets in the space industry can be broadly divided into two: the communication sector and the research and commercial sectors. Communication, mostly consumer television, currently accounts for around a quarter of the market but looks to grow as internet infrastructure and an increasing number of satellite services come into play over the next couple of decades. Satellites also make up a distinct market in their own right, with major non-commercial players – including the military and scientific researchers.

Increasingly, there have been moves to encourage private sector involvement with space programs to boost the space economy and accelerate advancements in space exploration. In the UAE, one of the aims of the recently passed Space Law aims to stimulate investment and encourage private sector participation in space sector activities.

Solutions to Problems

The UAE’s Space Law clearly indicates the region’s ambitions for the space industry and the role that innovative commercial enterprises have to play. The space industry offers start-up founders looking for a problem to solve a galaxy of opportunities. At the upper end of technological need in the space sector are reusable rockets, which many industry experts see as the key to unlocking affordable space travel whilst reducing the cost of existing space activity.

Further down the scale, there’s an obvious need to develop sustainable farming practices and ag-tech, enabling humans to grow food in space. In the UAE, there is already a drive to develop innovative food production and management solutions, exemplified by the upcoming global competition, the Food Tech Challenge, which aims to use advanced technologies, tools, and techniques to achieve sustainable food production in the region.



No longer as out-of-reach as it used to be, satellite technology has become increasingly affordable, even for start-ups. And as the cost of launching a satellite continues to drop, it becomes a viable technology for a wide range of applications such as GPS, digital mapping, and connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

In the UAE, there is recognition of the need for the applications of remote sensing through satellites, such as environmental monitoring, natural resource mapping, land-use planning, and security. This highlights the scope of satellite technology here on Earth, highlighted by more advanced satellite programs such as KhalifaSat from The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). With its technologically advanced remote sensing observation satellites, KhalifaSat provides high-quality imagery and enables the UAE to offer satellite imagery services globally.

Space Waste Disposal

With an estimated 23,000 or more space objects the size of a softball orbiting the planet, it seems that humans have much clearing up to do.

Although many of those objects, such as satellites, are currently in use, many others are defunct satellites or debris from previous space missions. If they’re not cleared up, they present a real and present danger to future space expeditions.

Recognizing this potential threat, the UAE’s Space Law regulates the disposal of a space object from orbit. Space junk removal represents a real innovative opportunity for a tech-savvy entrepreneur. And it’s not such a wild idea – after all, the handheld vacuum was originally invented to collect samples from the moon!

Medtech and Wearables

If future generations are going to be spending more time in space, there’s a very real need to develop MedTech and wearables to monitor health.

Existing smartwatches and other connected devices already provide opportunities for monitoring our health – just consider all the functionality crammed into a smartphone and smartwatch that used to require separate and expensive technology, such as heart rate, physical activity, and even sleep monitoring.

In space, that kind of technology takes on even greater significance when considering the need to maintain oxygen supplies, accurately diagnose potential illnesses, and reduce the risk of space radiation exposure.

Media Platforms

Over time, as the financial barrier to space travel lowers and becomes more viable to the general populace, it’s conceivable that a market for travel reviews, recommendations, and ratings will open up. At the same time, in the same way, that traditional media covers global travel, space travel is likely to create a new reporting area.

To Boldly Go

With the space industry, the sky really is the limit. Across multiple sectors, there is huge entrepreneurial potential for innovative business ideas that help shape the future of space, whether in terms of commercial space travel or satellite technologies that enhance our day-to-day living on Earth.

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