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The story of QT is one of passion, patience and persistence. When the idea of supporting tutors...
The Tutoring In Schools Conversation: What the Latest Educational Research Can Tell Us about the Future of Education in the UK and Beyond, with the Head of Policy & Research at Impetus, Ben Gadsby: Podcast Transcript
There are very few with the same expertise in, and passion for, educational research and policy here in the UK as Ben Gadsby. We’re very lucky to have welcomed him to the show for this episode.
SEND Series with Jack #5: Love
In Jack’s final piece of this series, he approaches the sometimes difficult topic of ‘love’ in the tutoring environment.
Of course, this does not mean romance. It means trust, it means belief, it means perseverance.
This eloquent, and elegant, article teaches us to understand the pitfalls of loving your craft, and the ways in which we can create a trustful environment to protect against these pitfalls.
SEND Series with Jack #4: Truth Seeking
Jack produces his penultimate instalment of this SEND series, with a fabulous piece on understanding, as tutors, our role in the whole education of the child, and the importance of creating a community feel.
The key is understanding what you have to bring in the moment, and accepting that that might not always be what you might consider ‘perfect’. Hopefully, though, it will be (at least) ‘a little better’ than what the student has had before.
Getting Your Tutoring Business Started in 2023: What You Need to Know, with Tutor Business Coach, Sumantha McMahon: Podcast Transcript
Sumantha McMahon is a name known to many of our audience. And this is testament to her skills & expertise in helping small education business leaders set up and scale their operations.
What Being a GCSE English Examiner, Leader of a Large Facebook Group for English Teachers & Former Head of English Has Taught One Tutor about What It Means to Be an Effective Educator, with Meera Vasudeva: Podcast Transcript
Holding all these roles has not been an easy task for Meera Vasudeva. But far from preventing her from flourishing in any of them, the collated learning has allowed Meera to understand, with precise detail, what makes a good educator.
How to Bring Your Unique Flavour to Every Tutoring Session, with Tutor, Author & Content Creator, Roshan Daryanani: Podcast Transcript
Roshan Daryanani. Remember the name. Roshan is an expert content creator in the tutoring and financial education space. Here we get an insight into her industry secrets …
Top Five Reasons to Get a Twinkl Subscription as a Private Tutor
QT Connect Partners Twinkl have a wonderful set of resources and planning docs & sheets that will greatly improve your tutoring … and your time management.
Here, Tutor Manager, Beth Todd, lays out some of the key reasons to sign up for any one of Twinkl’s subscription packages.
SEND Series with Jack #3: Pathologising
“Labels are useful for people with them to access the support they are entitled to.”
One of several informative lines from Jack’s latest piece, on the concept of labels, diagnosis and problem-solving.
What is Tourette Syndrome: Understanding the Condition and Managing Tourette’s in the Learning Environment, with Lucy & Thomas Toghill: Podcast Transcript
One of the most enlightening conversations we’ve ever had here on the Qualified Tutor Podcast, from two individuals who know Tourette’s as well as anyone else.