Month: April 2021

Community
Ludo Millar

Socially distanced but not distant

While lockdown has kept us apart, the power of online communities have brought us together. Here, Linda and Ludo discuss the positives we can take from this change to social and professional life, and look ahead to the future of connection and partnership …

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Challenges
Helen Osmond

How long is too long to prepare for an exam

As discussed in the QT Community, exam preparation is a large part of the work that tutors do. While many tutors do not want to focus their attention here, it is an unavoidable aspect of the school system. Here, Helen Osmond breaks down one of the trickiest questions that many tutors face …

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Education
Jack Simmonds

#4: They Can Only Be What They See

In the final part of this series, Jack delivers his finest piece yet with his all-time favourite phrase: ‘they can only be what they see’. Recognising tutors are not robots, Jack espouses the advantages of showing humility to your students and the lessons this will teach them.

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Education
Jack Simmonds

#3: Behaviour Influences Behaviour

In the third of this 4-part series on behaviour, Jack again challenges us to question how we act. What we do matters but this doesn’t have to daunt you as a tutor – in fact, it can be the start of something special with your student, just like our 2 favourite hobbits …

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Education
Jack Simmonds

#2: All Behaviour is Communication

In the second of the 4-part series, Jack Simmonds challenges us to question our own perceptions about behaviour in our students. Take, for example, the old stereotype of the distracted student rocking on their chair: are they really distracted, or are they trying to tell us something?

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Education
Jack Simmonds

#1: Function Drives Behaviour

In the first of a 4-part series on the importance of understanding behaviour in our students, Jack Simmonds kicks us off with a helpful analogy from man’s best friend …

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Education
Julia Silver

Love Tutoring: We tutor because we care

In the next of a series of blogs on what we love about tutoring and how you can fall in love with it, Julia assesses the importance of a tutor’s commitment. Acknowledging how tricky tutoring can be, Julia combines encouragement and advice in this bit-size piece …

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Community
Daniel Dipper

What I Gained From The Level 3 in Education and Training

Do you want to learn more about our Level 3 Qualification? Daniel Dipper, one of our first graduates from the Level 3 Qualification, gives his assessment of what he’s learnt from this course, including the power of community and the level of feedback he received from his cohort

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Education
Julia Silver

Love Tutoring: What do we sell?

But how do we know what our product is as tutors? Yes, we assist students with their learning, but what does that look like? If you’ve ever wondered this, Julia will go some way to providing an answer, as well as a few tips for the future …

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