Overcoming the Difficulties Relating to an Insecure and Unconfident Maths Student - Dec '17

By Ariane Mercurius-Taylor, MTA and TTA Board Director

Getting a child to ‘get it’ can be difficult.

A few months ago I had a student who was referred to me via a local authority. He was a Looked After Child and needed help with his Maths GCSE. I was told that he had received tuition previously but did not make any progress and that different strategies would be needed to help this student raise his attainment.

‘Of course!’ I responded eagerly.

Simple Tips to Help Your Tutees Cope and Increase Resilience - Dec '17

By Olivia Raw MSc MBACP (Accred), Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

How many of your tutees are anxious? Are they depressed? Have they suffered from bullying? Do they sleep enough? Do they eat too much or too little? How much time do your pupils spend on screens each day? What are their family relationships like?

How To Choose The Right Tutor For Your Child - Dec '17

by Emily Jack ATA, from Kings Tutors

No child is the same, which means each child requires different things from a private tutor. This makes choosing the right one a difficult but important choice! Below is a list of things to consider to help you make the right decision.

TTA and The Sutton Trust - Nov '17

TTA Board Members Adam Muckle and Will Orr-Ewing visited the Sutton Trust on 24th October to discuss their latest report about tutoring, Extra Time. They met the Trust’s Director of Research and Communications, Conor Ryan, and his colleague Carl Cullinane.

Centrepoint Charity Tutoring Initiative - Nov '17

Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, is establishing a new initiative with Equilibrium Tutors (EQTutors) and The Tutors' Association to match homeless 16-25 year olds in need of extra academic support with experienced tutors looking to donate their time and give something back.

11+ exams: Intensive Learning or Slower Progression – Which is Best? - Nov '17

By Michellejoy Hughes (teacher and tutor)

Of all the questions that I get asked, this is one of the most popular. I wish that I had the definitive answer, but I don’t, because every child is different. However, this is what I have learned from the hundreds of children that I have taught and I hope something here helps you.

Intensive Learning

What’s it Like Being an International Tutor? - Nov '17

by David Bard, tutor at Corporate Member Minerva Tutors

Live-in and international tutoring is on the rise, whether it’s a weekend away in the country, or a year living with a family in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, this offers a completely different challenge to tutors; one that cannot be compared with regular face-to-face tutoring and online tutoring. I spoke to some international tutors to get the lowdown. I've changed their names to ensure client privacy.

So what does international tutoring require?

Promoting Well being in Schools Will Improve Exam Results - Nov '17

By Mark Richards from Impact Tutors

It's certainly encouraging to note that there now seems to be a greater awareness about the dangers of stress and mental health. From events such as International Stress Awareness Day to World Mental Health Day, promoted by prominent figures such as Prince William and Prince Harry, there has been a lot of positive work going on recently not just to raise awareness of the problem, but also to reduce the stigma around it that still exists in many circles.

Celebrate Day of The Dead and network with other Tutors

Medesthai are supporting the work of the Tutors’ Association by offering Friday 3rd of November as a base for a social gathering for tutors in and around London, free of charge.

The event will be hosted during Fernanda Cortes’ eponymous first solo exhibition, MITLA: Place of the Dead, produced and sponsored by Medesthai, a fresh and modern reimagining of a 3,000 year old observance, Día de Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Money Matters - Oct '17

By Emma Storey ATA from Bespoke Tuition

With articles in the media promoting one-off 'Super Tutors' earning ludicrously high salaries alongside pro-bono charity and voluntary teaching, it can be very difficult to know if you are charging, and receiving, the right level of pay. This article reflects the guidance that one of our members, Bespoke Tuition, gives its tutors.


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