Qualified Tutor Podcast

Qualified Tutor Podcast

Tutoring is taking its place in the education conversation, and it's about time. But how to manage this sharp rise? Many tutors have quickly found themselves with 5x more clients and much less time to prepare and stay abreast of the market's growth. This podcast is 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

September 22, 2022 32 min

Lauren Johnston has so much passion and energy for education that she went and set up a business. Lauren Johnston Tutoring is the product of years of first-hand experience and an MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change converging into one.

It's not often you hear the ethos of effective and heart-led tutoring put so eloquently and with such clarity.

This conversation is for the committed and for the dreamers, Lauren just s...

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Isabel De La Cruz does something very few other tutors do: financial literacy for that age-group we call teenagers. It is at this age where the crucial intersection between (lack of) knowledge and responsibility for decisions is at its most strained.

On the one hand, teenagers have been given little to no more information than children about finance and banking. And yet, by this age, many have phones, some will have bank accounts an...

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Liberty King is one to watch. Formerly involved in the design of the first year of the National Tutoring Programme, Liberty now promotes and supports social mobility causes in the UK through early careers programmes and strategy consulting.

Liberty's insights into designing the framework for an effective, evidenced-based approach to a tutoring programme across the UK demonstrate both the benefits and difficulties of the process....

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We hear many stories of individuals moving from teaching to tutoring. Matthew Curnier did so around 5 years ago and his story brings with it a great deal of experience, wisdom and amusement ...

Capital Tuition Group was founded off the back of a career in the classroom. Imbued with the rigour and training of a professional teacher, Matthew has built a tuition business that lives by those same values and commitments. Of course it doe...

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A former primary school teacher and mother to 2 girls, Amy Solon has an intuitive sense of what motivates, and distracts, children. Technology has never been such a potent force in our society - but how should we approach it?

As Founder of Elements Hypnotherapy, Amy runs classes and courses for children and adults alike, focusing on the fundamentals of happiness, health and connection. The parent coaching branch of Amy's work is...

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Henry Faber and Walter Kerr came together to build Oppidan Education 6 years ago. Their journey has led them to become one of the most exciting and ambitious education business in the UK, and has helped develop the lives and careers of hundreds of mentors and hundreds more students.

QT Podcast Host, Ludo, has been an Oppidan mentor since 2020 and it is this partnership and collegiality that allows the conversation here to shine. Hen...

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David Bell is an inspiration to us all. As a former teacher and headteacher for over 18 years, fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and now founder of a new tutoring business, David has seen it all in education.

MyTutorElite (part of the wider David Bell Educational group), a primary tuition and exam prep business, is the product of this experience and expertise. 

In a conversation packed full of honest insight and experience,...

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Dinah Liversidge touches hearts and minds. As a qualified celebrant, master coach, award-winning keynote speaker and mindset trainer, Dinah delivers a passion for life and celebration every single time she shows up.

We are very lucky to have welcomed Dinah to both the Love Tutoring Festival 3 (in June of this year) and to this podcast. It's easy for us to get drawn into our channels of habit and thinking in our daily lives and D...

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Ok so you're involved in education. You might well be an educator yourself. Do you ever reflect that the system you work in could be reimagined for the better? Ian Siegel has made it his mission - here's how.

As CEO of a highly successful tutoring company, Streamline Learning, Ian sees personal tuition first hand. With over 15,000 hours of tutoring under his belt, Ian has come to understand the stresses, strains and pressure...

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A lexicographer, a tutor, a primary teacher, a SEND specialist, a dyslexia assessor and now a company founder. Sandra Pyne has a long and distinguished educational background - and now Jigsaw Phonics is taking things to the next level.

Jigsaw Phonics is the development of years of experience and expertise in the field of phonics and literacy. Working and living out of her camper van (currently located outside Berlin, but off to Anda...

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It's not often that you come across someone with the passion and spirit of Linda Ugelow. A lifelong dancer and performer, Linda removes the anxiety and fear of speaking with confidence.

What you'll find here is an eloquent and self-effacing exploration of the intersection between public speaking and effective pedagogy.

The applicability of Linda's teachings for public speakers to effective teaching is hugely significant a...

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World Tutors' Day 2nd July is a celebration of all things tutoring. It's a special day for our profession and this year, led by the sparkling Sarahlynn Hodder, there's a focus on wellbeing and outdoor activity.

On Saturday 2nd July 2022, we celebrate the return of World Tutors' Day. In this conversation, we managed to catch Sarahlynn (also QT Wellbeing Hub Leader and Founder of Bettering Youth) amongst the many event...

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QT Podcast fan favourite Mike Michalowicz says he trusts no else more in the world. She's regularly cited by many top authors as the reason for their success. AJ Harper is a towering force in the authorship industry.

AJ has spent a career mastering the art of creating a narrative arc through writing that connects writer with reader, and of fine-tuning that content to produce a publishing strategy that preserves that bestseller l...

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It's not often you find someone with so much passion for what they do. Sean Goldsmith has lived and breathed franchising for a long, long time and has sage advice for us all.

Currently Co-Founder of Groe Global and having just last week launched the Foundation of Franchising in Africa, Sean has helped countless franchisors set up their operations and master their brand and marketing.

Franchising as a business model has exploded i...

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Steven Berryman is the President-Elect of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is great reward for a teacher and curriculum designer who's worked at the highest level for 15+ years.

In Steven's 2nd appearance on the Qualified Tutor Podcast, we chatted openly about his upcoming role and the plans he has for the College, including increasing numbers, improving relationships with partners and ensuring best practices are...

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In our first episode dedicated to vocabulary, we explore the intricacies of this field and central importance to education through the lens of the published works of a children's author.

Sheena Ager journey to authorship came about differently to most. Sheena wrote her first book, Tangled Time, part of the Cadwaladr Quests serial, with and for her reluctant reader son when he was studying for his 11+ exams. After seeing him ...

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What would it take for you to see the value of tutoring? If you already do, this conversation will put a spring in your step. If you need convincing, allow William Minton to plot that path for you.

William is the Founder & CEO of CanopyEd. In addition to being an edtech company that serves as a high-quality Learning Management System, Canopy also runs a statewide early literacy tutoring programme that serves hundreds of children...

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The rise of emotional intelligence (EQ) as a determiner for a child's success and understanding in the world is well under way. For Tania Khojasteh, combining this with an awareness of fearlessness is the masterstroke.

Tania is the Founder of Über Tutors, and recently founded an EQ consultancy, Fearless Knowledge, which also happens to be the title of her deep-thinking and moving podcast, alongside co-host Ali Khan.

Fearlessness...

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Quite why it's taken us this long to get Sean McCormick onto the podcast, we will never know. But now we have, and now we're very happy. Executive function skills are essential - find out how.

Sean is the Founder of Executive Function Specialists, a friendly, trusted and highly qualified team of educators and educational therapy specialists who give students and families the care and confidence they need to improve their fam...

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Autonomy, responsibility, self-direction. These are basic tenets of Henry Dingle's educational philosophy. In this slightly longer episode, find out why it's important for you too.

There is so much depth to this conversation - we advise listening to this in stages if you don't have the full 45 minutes. There are key 'chapters' within this episode, such as:

[12:17] Henry's philosophy behind bringing the best ou...

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