In this, the second of a three-part series on the essay-writing process, Daniel dives into his tips on note-taking. Whether you’re a mind-mapper or a bullet-pointer, the key is to use what works best for you and not to waste time focusing on the aesthetics of the notes (though colour will often help …).
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Off the back of a hugely successful conversation with Mike Michalowicz on the Qualified Tutor Podcast, we decided to summarise Mike’s 7 key points for tutors.
Welcome to Love Tutoring: a new series of simple and practical guidance videos, blogs and podcasts, produced in collaboration with Learncube. Here, Julia lays out the strategies that yield the best results for engaging students from the very first session.
Amanda Cremona has been an integral part of the QT Community since the very early days. Here, Amanda shares a powerful story of resilience; one which contains a level of vulnerability and honesty that we rarely see in the online sphere in this day and age. Read on to be inspired by Amanda’s journey
Being a private tutor can be very lonely. I’ve been a tutor for a long time and I’ve worked alone. I have made mistakes, learnt from them, had problem students and learned how to deal with them. All on my own. Until now …
Qualified Tutor is joined by agency leaders, Georgina Green and Johnny Manning, and TTA President, John Nicols, to discuss the role that tuition companies have in today’s industry, as well as aims and objectives for the future.
THE QUALIFIED TUTOR BLOG SHARES EVIDENCE AND THOUGHTS ON TUTORING, HOW WE TUTOR AND WHAT WORKS WELL.
This blog is just a slice of the buzzing conversations about tutoring and within the tuition community. So if you like what you’re reading here, then you really should join us!
In this in-depth piece, Daniel Dipper takes us through his tips for how to navigate the pressures of reading and time management in his first year at Oxford Uni. Applicable to all learners in terms of planning and preparation, learn a thing or two from Daniel’s action-packed first two terms.
Terry Tucker reviews an important work on study skills, reworking it to fit a student-led approach. Make use of this guidance to implement these successful study skills in your students … or for yourself!
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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?
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 …
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