Trinidad and Tobago: Nathea’s Tutoring Centre of Trinidad and Tobago has been founded by Nathea Job. Her business was founded in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, after she was sent home from the job that employed her.
For Nathea Job, who has a Bachelor of Education in primary education and who always viewed teaching as a passion of hers, it was the opportune time to venture out on her own.
She started off tutoring one student, before other students enrolled.
Today, Job, also known as Aunty Nathea, runs the brick-and-mortar business, Nathea’s Tutoring Centre on Plymouth Road, which offers students help in subjects such as math, language arts, penmanship and reading.
She also co-owns the preschool Tiny Fanatics Learning Centre, where the tutoring lessons are offered.
READ HERE: Full interview of Nathea Job
1.What can be done to improve the entrepreneurial landscape in Tobago?
To improve the entrepreneurial landscape, networking with other entrepreneurs locally and internationally is important. This provides more opportunities, knowledge and insight, allows entrepreneurs to build relationships, and increases visibility.
- Why did you start your tutoring business and who does it serve?
I believe tutoring is a great way of giving back. I started this business because of my love for teaching and imparting knowledge.
I love helping my students reach their fullest potential. It serves children as early as three years old to 11 years old. From preschool to primary school.
- What five traits must an entrepreneur have to succeed?
Five traits I believe an entrepreneur must have in order to succeed are motivation, passion, vision, confidence, and open-mindedness
- What’s one mistake you made in your business and what did you learn from it?
One mistake I made was not treating my tutoring services like a business. I never advertised my work, nor did I create an Instagram page until September 2021, because at that time I lacked confidence in myself.
- What advice would you give someone considering entrepreneurship in your field?
I will encourage them to put God first in everything.
Prayer makes many things happen. Create a plan, be persistent, trust yourself, always be open to learning, keep upgrading yourself, and stay focused.