Research & Practice: A Holistic View of Child Development and Mental Health

How Tutors Can Use Empathy to Support Students Who Are Disengaged from School

Linda Larbi combines a research role at UCL with a passionate and committed tutoring service with a tutor manager role at Manning’s Tutors. A suitably packed workload for someone with as much energy and dedication as Linda.

With an MSc in Child Development, in this conversation, we dive into the impacts of the lockdown on the development and wellbeing of children and how tutors can assist with this. Recognising the consequences of children not having been around their peers, Linda discusses strategies for kicking off sessions in a fun and informal manner as well as some of the more common misconceptions around children’s mental health.

Listen out for Linda’s heartwarming story about two of her online students at [20:07] – it’ll leave you with more confidence than ever about the power of online learning.

Learn more about Linda’s recent experiences of the power of connection in this online world at

“It is a misconception that children are not resilient – children are ridiculously resilient”

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