by jarthur | Aug 31, 2022 | Challenges, Education, Ideology, Learning Difficulties, Strategies
We welcome Jade Arthur to the Qualified Tutor Blog. A US-based verbal exam prep tutor and member of the National Tutoring Association, Jade also holds Advanced Certification, a highly regarded qualification level in the US.
This first piece is packed full of knowledge and nuance. A slight mind shift that will likely work wonders for you and your students.
by jsimmonds | Dec 19, 2021 | Challenges, Education, Ideology, Learning Difficulties
In what may come as a new perspective on the traditional break-down of subjects, Jack challenges our perceptions of mindfulness in schools.
Why would we break mindfulness into 40-minute ‘lessons’? Are we teaching students to consider mindfulness only in rigid, pre-arranged chunks, like algebra or poetry?
by jsimmonds | Dec 8, 2021 | Challenges, Education, Learning Difficulties, Strategies
JACK is BACK!
Jack Simmonds, QT’s incredible Lead Facilitator, returns for a new blog series, following on from his highly informative Language Matters series.
Here, Jack kicks us off with a look at the area of Confirmation Bias and how it can (negatively) impact a child’s understanding of their own ability.
by jsimmonds | Dec 5, 2021 | Challenges, Education, Learning Difficulties, Strategies
In the final part of his series on the importance of language, Jack Simmonds takes us through the (negative) impact of the phrase “Use your words.”
Instead, Jack suggests some alternative ways of approaching this situation and gives helpful guidance on the key areas to avoid in order to facilitate a more understanding relationship between educator and student.
by jsimmonds | Nov 11, 2021 | Challenges, Education, Learning Difficulties
Jack returns for #4 in his new mini-series on the importance of language, and here, communication.
Have you heard of ‘expressive’ and ‘receptive’ communication? Now’s the time to jump in and learn about how and why some individuals may struggle with communication, including you yourself.
“Communication is much more than language”. Let’s hear it, Jack 👏
by jsimmonds | Nov 2, 2021 | Challenges, Education, Ideology, Learning Difficulties
Jack is Back!
Blog #3 in Jack’s series on the importance of language covers the area of Total Communication. Never heard of it before? Neither had we – allow Jack the Master to expand your knowledge once more.