Qualified Tutor Podcast

Qualified Tutor Podcast

The Qualified Tutor Podcast: a podcast series for motivated tutors like you to hear the best tips and tricks from our favourite tutors and educators. Qualified Tutor is raising standards in tutoring through the power of community, connection and training courses designed to empower you to take the next steps in your professional development. This podcast is the platform for these inspiring conversations to become available to tutors across the globe. Expert advice from expert tutors.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 32 min

Many parents and educators have turned to online communities for support and resources since March 2020. There are very few groups who have provided more than Agness O'Brien's.

The 11+, ISEB, SATs, GCSE & A-level Resource Group, newly Affiliate Partners of TTA (pretty special for a Facebook group) and recently partnering with Qualified Tutor, provides a wealth of resources, live events, emotional support, helpful gui...

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We brought together agency leaders and heads of tuition from 3 highly successful, but markedly different, tutoring organisations: Helen Kenworthy, Georgina Green and Harry Cobb.

Helen Kenworthy: Founder of The Complete Works, a teaching service that creatively provides learning programmes for students of all ages
Georgina Green: Founder of Green Tutors, STEM specialists based in Hertfordshire and training partners of Qualified Tutor
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Welcome to the first of our Late Night Live Podcasts from the Love Tutoring Festival. Our Monday podcast welcomed on Nina Jackson, Amanda Cremona and Clio Tucker.

Nina Jackson is 'the Ninja'.
Amanda Cremona is the tutor that every student with dyslexia needs to work with.
Clio Tucker is the student who 'failed her A-levels', and was oh so enriched by it.

The topics discussed were varied and the conversation was aided a...

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Lucy Alexandra Spencer is embarking on a unique and ambitious adventure. Over 24 hours on Friday 2nd July, Lucy will be tutoring over 200 students in over 22 countries.

Lucy is the Founder of Education Boutique, market leaders in high-quality international tutoring. Just 5 and a half years after leaving the classroom, Lucy regularly tutors all over the world ... every week (and pre-Covid, Lucy actually travelled to these destination...

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Ilana King is one of the few 7+ entrance specialists. With a new training course and book, Ilana has given tutors and parents the opportunity to learn and grow.

Ilana is the Founder of Education Pathfinder, an educational consultancy business that has helped hundreds of parents plot the right path for their child. As part of her 7+ work, Ilana has recently written a book for parents who want to know more about the 7+ exa...

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Sharon Cawley is a pioneer of the partnership between tutors, teachers and schools. She has a huge following of teachers, tutors and small business owners ... and rightly so.

Sharon started her career as an English teacher in 1994. Today, Sharon runs the hugely successful Conexus Tuition which currently works with over 4000 children in schools.

Sharon does not shy away from discussing her own journey from teaching to tutoring which, ...

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Atul Rana is a tutor with a very strong online presence. Conducting his first tutoring session in October 2006, Atul has built a large following of professional, dedicated tutors.

If every online tutor had the same outlook and commitment as Atul, the tutoring world would look just a little rosier. Here, we discuss the pitfalls of the current system of education, the difference between expert and novice tutors and developing one'...

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Colette Stevenson is passionate about supporting others to learn for themselves. As a graphic designer and educator with ADHD, Colette is well aware of the need for giving learners space.

We've long encouraged the use of visuals and graphics in tutoring, as a way to diversify our sessions and give students a different angle of approaching their learning. In this conversation, Colette explains why tutors should use graphics and ...

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Bethany Todd is the Segment Manager for Private Tutors at Twinkl (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/): one of the largest online libraries for educational resources. Here, we get to explore what it can offer tutors.

Twinkl is used by thousands of educators every day to find and adapt for their students' learning. It has become the handy sidekick to thousands of tutors as a way not only to save time on the crucial area of session planning...

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Perry Clemons has got a new and refreshing way for you to learn Maths. Perry has created a set of Mathic Games which will revolutionise your relationship with Maths.

Ideal for tutors, these two games, the Mathic Number game and the Mathic Fraction game, allow students to visualise Maths in a game environment. The rules are simple and can be found by visiting either Mathic Number (https://www.mathicnumbercardgame.com/mathic-number) o...

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Charlotte Watson is a wonder woman. Having founded Wonderlearn Tuition due to having a schedule that just became too full, Charlotte has mastered the art of feedback and preparation.

As a tutor,  group tuition leader, agency director, newly enrolled student, writer and Qualified Tutor Community member,  Charlotte combines her experience and skills in teaching, tutoring, consultancy and writing to deliver high-quality sessions to her...

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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 ...

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Jessica Rutherford and Clare Devanney-Glynn are the pioneering hosts of the Spotlight on FASD Podcast and we welcome them on to discuss this condition in the sphere of education.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the term for a group of conditions caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and, perhaps surprisingly, it is the most common, non-genetic cause of learning disability in the UK (British Medical Association, 2007). Studies h...

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Michael Gibben is the Founder of Coach for Tutors. In his long career in the tutoring industry, Michael has established a winning formula for both independent tutors and tutoring businesses.

An area that many find difficult is marketing. How do we communicate with parents? How much do we charge? How do we find new clients?

Michael provides clear and simple answers to each of these issues, and many others.

To find out more, check out h...

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Matthew Baetzhold is a Maths, Science and Writing tutor with a thorough knowledge of how classrooms and learning in schools work.

The conversation here puts forward suggestions for how a future in schools of collaboration between tutors and teachers would work. With an emphasis on reducing the burden, both in terms of planning and managing certain students, 'tutors' would take one-on-one sessions during school hours, while ...

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The title of this episode could easily have been Every Student Wants to Learn. Nicola Burkinshaw, a professional English and History tutor, lives by this motto in her own work and we couldn't agree with it more.

Nicola is a self-confessed readaholic whose primary objective with students is to build their confidence in learning. Nicola is open about the fact that she's never encountered a student who doesn't want to do we...

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Jack Churchill is the Co-Founder of Scanning Pens, a forward-thinking company that transforms the lives of people with dyslexia. From school students to prisoners to library visitors, the assistive technology that Jack, and Co-Founder Toby Sutton, have pioneered  provides a life-changing improvement.

As someone with dyslexia himself, Jack understands the intricacies of how the condition affects learning and progress. As such, the de...

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If you've ever wondered how the music curriculum that shapes that the future of this country's arts and culture is managed and developed, look no further than Steven Berryman.

Steven is currently the Director of Arts and Culture at the Odyssey Trust for Education and here shares his thoughts and expertise on why all students should continue to study the arts at school and, in particular, how arts and music learning will get ...

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Following on from our chat with entrepreneur coach Mike Michalowicz last week, we bring you a new perspective on building your business in today's environment: community-led entrepreneurialism.

Ash Phillips is the Founder of Dffrnt (formerly 'YENA' in case you see this around and about). Dffrnt connects business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world - in Ash's own words: it's 'a digital community of awes...

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Do you know how to be different?

Mike Michalowicz is committed to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed. His latest book, Different is Better, brings together all of Mike's tips, tools and experience in helping business owners thrive in competition.
  
In Mike's second appearance on the pod (he joined us back in November), we’re going to be focusing on solutions in a crowded marketplace. We know that the fiel...

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