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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.

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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Wellbeing, Support and Mindfulness for Our Profession: How to Get Involved in World Tutors’ Day 2nd July 2022, with Sarahlynn Hodder

6/30/2022
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 events she's leading at the Love Tutoring Festival 3 this week, to chat about...

Duration:00:27:01

How to Write a Must-Read Business Book: The Crucial Role of Focusing on the Reader, with Editor & Publishing Strategist, AJ Harper

6/23/2022
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 label year after year (not just for that exhilarating 30-day...

Duration:00:28:14

The Route into Growing a Successful Franchise Business, with Love Tutoring Festival 3 Speaker and Founder of Groe Global, Sean Goldsmith

6/16/2022
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 in tutoring since the start of the pandemic. Could it be time...

Duration:00:40:17

Inspiring Teachers and Students to Be Their Best Selves: An Interview with the President-Elect of the Chartered College of Teaching, with Steven Berryman

6/9/2022
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 shared to all educators, not solely classroom teachers. Not...

Duration:00:39:42

The Essential Role that Vocabulary Plays in Children’s Learning, with Published Children’s Author, Sheena Ager

6/2/2022
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 struggle with reading and understanding the tricky vocabulary that...

Duration:00:34:50

The Scalable, Affordable Solution: Taking Tutoring to the Next Level through the Interaction of Creativity & EdTech, with Founder of CanopyEd, William Minton

5/26/2022
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 across the state of Louisiana. From [18:48], William delivers...

Duration:00:35:56

The Emotionally Intelligent Tutor: How to Incorporate Fearlessness & Vulnerability into Your Teaching & Learning, with Tania Khojasteh

5/19/2022
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 in education is a nuanced area and Tania is at the forefront...

Duration:00:39:16

Why the Time to Focus on Executive Function Skills is Now, with Founder of Executive Function Specialists, Sean McCormick

5/12/2022
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 family dynamic, and therefore their learning too. 'Executive function...

Duration:00:39:40

Giving Students the Tools for Autonomy, Empowering Parents to Understand their Child and Changing the Fabric of Mainstream Education: A Chat with Founder of the Young Fire Academy, Henry Dingle

5/5/2022
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 out of students [14:55] Henry's focus on why parents should be involved in the...

Duration:00:47:49

Getting to Know the Platform Superprof: How One Brand Ambassador Explores Culture & Identity through Language Learning, with Pablo Buey

4/28/2022
Pablo is a Brand Ambassador of the hugely popular tutoring platform, Superprof. Pablo is also a veritable polyglot (a speaker of multiple languages) and he has a wonderful vision for language learning. Hailing from Spain, Pablo added French at university, Mandarin Chinese in his own time and Portuguese through a group of Brazilian friends he made a short while back. Combining his many tutoring sessions with his ambassadorship role, Pablo touches the lives of a great number of students and...

Duration:00:30:54

How We Can Inspire Students to Go Further through Inquiry-Based Learning, with Founder of How Cool Is That?, Reuven Tzalmona

4/21/2022
If you find an educator with the energy for inspiring children's passion for learning, get in touch. Reuven Tzalmona delivers hands-on STEM workshops for kids (and parents, too): they're electric. Hailing from Toronto, Reuven was able to transform his live in-person, How Cool Is That? classes into online sessions when the lockdown first struck. But he’s always asserted that there is no replacing the in-person touch and feel of interactive learning. And since last year, he’s been running...

Duration:00:31:16

Teaching Key Life Skills to Children: Empowering Students through Legal Education, with Founder of Little Lawyers, Fiona Mills

4/14/2022
Fiona Mills is a pretty unique tutor. Unique because she's also a practising, qualified lawyer. This allows Fiona to deliver her passion project: legal and life skills for children. Fiona has been a tutor for over 15 years, helping students with their reading and writing skills, alongside her legal studies and career. In 2015, Fiona qualified as a solicitor here in the UK and has since gone onto work at firms based in Singapore and in Australia. Much to the UK’s benefit(!), Fiona is now...

Duration:00:28:37

Upgrade Your Tutoring Business and Improve Your Confidence-Building Skills as a Tutor, with Sumantha McMahon

4/7/2022
Sumantha has a wealth of experience in both the entrepreneurial and teaching fields. And tutoring was life-changing for her - what do you need to upgrade your education business? Sumantha McMahon is a cherished member of the Qualified Tutor Community and, perhaps unsurprisingly, has also had great success in building her own communities, both of parents and students seeking tutoring and of small business leaders seeking mentoring and coaching. Upgrade Your Education Business and Sumantha’s...

Duration:00:27:45

Action Tutoring at 10: Celebrating a Decade of Supporting Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, with Founder & CEO Susannah Hardyman

3/31/2022
It's not hard to see why Action Tutoring have been so successful. Built on improving lives for disadvantaged students, the organisation is led marvellously by CEO Susannah Hardyman. Susannah founded Action Tutoring back in 2012 in response to the clear shortage of volunteer tutoring on offer in the UK. Awash with high-end tutors working with the wealthy and privileged, the tutoring industry has seen a huge change in the past 10 years ... and Action Tutoring have been at the forefront of it...

Duration:00:28:52

In Conversation with Speaker, Author & Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Woman 2022, Marcia Brissett-Bailey: How to Ensure Neurodiverse Children Do Not Miss Out on the Same Opportunities Afforded to Neurotypical Children

3/24/2022
Marcia Brissett-Bailey is many things. A voice for change across many sections of society: race, gender, disability, social mobility to name just four. Co-founder of the British Dyslexia Association Cultural Perspective Committee. An Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work and Neurodiversity in Business. A regular International speaker for Business Forums International and D&I Leaders on the impact of SEND in society, dyslexia in business and eradicating harmful...

Duration:00:38:33

Decoding the Superpower that is Dyslexia: Helping Parents and Students Understand this Learning and Living Difference, with Melanie Brethour

3/17/2022
Melanie Brethour is an inspiration to us all. As the mother of a child recently diagnosed with dyslexia, she took the bravest step possible: to set up for helping others. Decoding Dyslexia Quebec was that next step. The group (a Facebook group for the moment, but on the brink of expansion) helps hundreds of parents (and students) understand what dyslexia means for them and learn more about their or their child's newly-ordained superpower. In what is Melanie's first podcast appearance, she...

Duration:00:28:39

Education, Mindset and Coaching: The Power of Believing in your Students with Founder of The Mindset Lab, Rachel Stuart

3/10/2022
What do you need to know to inspire your students to achieve success? Often, it's hard to tell. Listen in to Rachel Stuart and 15+ years of mindset training. Rachel is the founder of The Mindset Lab, an organisation that helps GCSE and A-level students (that’s 16-18 students for those based outside the UK) achieve their potential and gain that all-important place at a higher education institution. Rachel is passionate about inclusion and supporting children with Special Educational Needs &...

Duration:00:27:35

The Qualified Tutor Specialist Hubs: Discussing the Vulnerability, Transparency and Leadership that You Will Learn by Being Part of These Groups

3/3/2022
This Monday (7th March) marks the true launch of the Specialist Hubs, if you didn't know already ... here, we spoke to the Hub Leaders about their aims and objectives. The Hubs (and their Leaders) are: ScienceMathsEnglishWellbeingSENDBusiness of Tutoringwhich has been running since July 2021Each Hub has a fortnightly live meet-up, supplemented by plenty of learning and discussion within the Hub space in between. You can subscribe to just one Hub or several - all information on how to do so...

Duration:00:37:31

Laura McInerney 101: What Teachers Want, and Need, Right Now and How Tutoring Can Help

2/24/2022
We're into a new stage of our podcast. It's episode #101. And we're joined by change-maker and schools expert, Laura McInerney, to chat teaching, tutoring, magic wands and schools. Laura, alongside Professor Becky Allen, founded Teacher Tapp in 2017 as a culmination of a lifetime of interest in gathering information and delivering it to those who need it in as accessible a format as possible. The app collects data from over 7,500 teachers in the UK every day, in an average of just 50...

Duration:00:34:07

100th Episode Special: An Analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the Tutoring Industry 2022

2/17/2022
It's time. We've come to the ONE HUNDREDTH (100th) episode of the Qualified Tutor Podcast. To say we're proud is an understatement. Thank you for being here with us. For a podcast about tutoring, that niche, hush-hush and often 'sidelined' part of education, to reach 100 episodes and almost 8000 downloads shows this industry is more important now than ever. To celebrate this milestone, we've brought together 3 leaders from the tutoring landscape to conduct an important and hugely...

Duration:00:50:43