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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.

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.

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United Kingdom

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Love Tutoring Festival 2021 Podcast #3 - What It Means to Be a Professional Tutor

7/29/2021
So you want to learn more about being a professional tutor? Look no further than the quartet of Nicola, Jack, Amanda and Richard - our lovely team of professional tutoring advocates. With over 60 years of combined tutoring experience in the panel, we pull together many of the most pertinent questions in what it means to be a professional tutor. The conversation delved into the difference teaching and tutoring, what good relationship-building looks like, taking ownership of the enjoyment of...

Duration:00:45:53

The 11+, ISEB, SATs, GCSE & A-level Resource Group: How It Can Help You as a Parent, Student and Educator

7/22/2021
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 guidance and learning materials to over 13,000 members. Since last spring, the...

Duration:00:32:17

Love Tutoring Festival 2021 Podcast #2 - How to Run a Successful Tutoring Agency

7/15/2021
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 Harry Cobb: Head of Tuition at Bonas MacFarlane,...

Duration:00:46:16

Love Tutoring Festival 2021 Podcast #1 - Neurodiversity and Accessibility in the Field of Learning & Living Differences

7/8/2021
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 admirably by participation from our live audience. We began with a true...

Duration:00:49:48

World Tutors’ Day July 2nd and the World’s First 24-Hour International Tutor-thon

6/24/2021
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 destinations!) On Friday 2nd July, Lucy is embarking on a world...

Duration:00:31:29

All You Need To Know About the 7+ Entrance Exam, with Expert Tutor Ilana King

6/17/2021
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+ exam, and specifically for those parents who cannot afford a 7+ tutor....

Duration:00:34:24

What It Really Means to Move from Teaching to Tutoring, and What Tutors Need to Know about the National Tutoring Programme: In Conversation with Sharon Cawley

6/10/2021
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, in 2012, consisted of being left without work, on the...

Duration:00:36:46

What It Takes to be an Effective Online Tutor: An Interview with Atul Rana

6/3/2021
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's own unique style of tutoring. Catch Atul from Twitter to...

Duration:00:35:53

Simple, Clear and Natural: How Tutors Can Enhance Learning with Visuals

5/27/2021
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 their importance in enhancing learning. For further...

Duration:00:33:20

In Conversation with Twinkl: The Resource Library for All Tutors

5/20/2021
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 but also to diversify and add depth to the session...

Duration:00:26:22

The Power of Gamification in Maths Learning: An Exploration of Mathic Games

5/13/2021
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) or Mathic Fraction...

Duration:00:35:23

The Value of Feedback and Preparation in Tutoring: Group Tuition in Focus

5/6/2021
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 students and raise the standards of those around her. With...

Duration:00:39:49

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

4/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:43

Schools don’t work for children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Here’s how tutors can help out

4/22/2021
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 have shown that as much as 1 student in every class may...

Duration:00:37:56

Expert Tutor Coaching: How the Best Tutors Market Themselves and Their Business

4/15/2021
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 https://www.coachfortutors.com/ and book a free,...

Duration:00:34:27

A Vision of the Future: A New Structure for Schools to Maximise Learning

4/8/2021
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 'teachers' would deal with group sessions. It may sound like...

Duration:00:36:48

Tutoring in Uncertain Times: How to Inspire Confidence When Learning is Disrupted

4/1/2021
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 well - it's about opening their minds to learning and showing them they...

Duration:00:30:41

Supporting Dyslexia: How Scanning Pens Transform Learning

3/25/2021
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 design of the pens allows for a distraction-free environment...

Duration:00:33:24

Creativity and Confidence: How the Music Curriculum will Benefit the Covid Recovery

3/18/2021
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 us through this tricky period. As Steven notes himself, 'Learning...

Duration:00:33:52

The Community-Based Entrepreneur: The Power of Connecting People

3/11/2021
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 awesome people creating cool things, on a global capacity'. Ash works today to help...

Duration:00:27:15