Exploring Growth Through Reflection: A Dive into Supervision Circles for Qualified Tutors

In the dynamic world of tutoring, where every day brings new challenges and opportunities, the journey of professional growth is a constant evolution. As tutors, we strive not only to empower our students but also to enhance our own skills and practices continually. This journey of self-improvement often benefits from guidance, support, and, most importantly, reflection.

In a recent session of Supervision Circles for Qualified Tutors, we revisited the power of reflection as a catalyst for personal and professional development. We embarked on a journey of introspection, exploring the challenges we currently face in various aspects of our lives, be it in our tutoring businesses, personal lives, health, or relationships. Through guided writing reflections, we delved deep into the core of these issues, envisioning potential solutions and finding joy in the process of problem-solving.

During the session’s Open Space discussions, a common theme emerged: time management. Many tutors shared their struggles with feeling busy but not necessarily productive. In response, a wealth of strategies and techniques were exchanged, ranging from setting daily priorities to engaging in long-term planning and task batching. The collective wisdom of the group illuminated pathways to greater efficiency and effectiveness in our work.

In the Mastermind and Hive Mind segments, we tackled issues such as lack of motivation and loneliness in tutoring. Drawing upon the collective intelligence of the group, innovative solutions emerged. Ideas such as automating administrative tasks, strategically planning homework assignments, and seeking support from communities like Qualified Tutor resonated deeply with many of us.

In conclusion, our journey through Supervision Circles reaffirmed the transformative power of reflection and collaboration in our professional growth. By taking the time to introspect, exchange ideas, and support one another, we pave the way for greater success and fulfilment in our tutoring practices.

As fellow tutors on this journey of growth and learning, I invite you to embrace the practice of reflection and seek out opportunities for collaboration and support. Consider joining Supervision Circles or similar forums where you can engage with like-minded peers, exchange insights, and continue to evolve as educators. Together, we can cultivate a community of empowered tutors dedicated to excellence and impact.

Meet the author

Jacqueline McGill – Pursuit of Wisdom Coaching

Experienced Educator, Skilled in Coaching, Communication, Storytelling, Classroom Instruction, and Training. Strong education professional with a Bachelor of Education – BEd focused in Education from University of Strathclyde.

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