Plan well, study efficiently, look after yourself and don’t forget to play.
In the face of threatened school closures, we need to plan how to use the time productively. Maybe we can even turn a crisis into an opportunity.
As a tutor, your highest aim should be making your student an independent learner. This will ensure your impact reaches far beyond the confines of your sessions together.
More students would be achieving brilliantly, if more students had access to tutoring.
I think that relationship-building with inspirational and caring adults is a fundamental benefit of tutoring.
The best thing we can do for our students is teach them to love learning. Not so that they can keep up with a changing future – but so that they can lead in it.
The number of secondary school students who have had a tutor in the past year is currently at 27%. These numbers are even higher in London (41%).
Learning is the interplay between knowledge and skills. It is through the application of skills to knowledge that we can pass exams, get through school and learn a foreign language.
Even the most transactional tutoring relationships can be life-changing. Embrace the role of the tutor and make every session transformative.
The best answer is: as long as you feel you have something to teach them. The second best answer is: as long as they’re willing to pay you for your time.