Love Tutoring

Be the tutor your

student needs

Coming August 2024


About the Book


A practical guide for current and aspiring tutors that will give them the skills, knowledge and context to tutor more effectively.

Written by former school-leader Julia SilverLove Tutoring: How to be the tutor your student needs is an essential guide to professional development for all tutors. Based on her Foundations of Effective Tutoring course, Julia shares an enthusiastic and enabling vision of tutoring as a burgeoning space within the educational landscape.

At a time when teacher retention and pupil attendance are at an all-time low, tutoring provides a gentler, more person-centred and holistic approach to teaching and learning. Once considered a Plan B option, tutoring is fast becoming a legitimate career choice.

The rollout of the UK government’s National Tutoring Programme has brought tutoring into the spotlight. Previously considered ‘shadow-schooling’ over the last decade, a quarter of all 11–16-year-olds have received private tuition in England and Wales (rising to 42% in London). But for tutoring to take its place in the future of education, and become an affordable option for all our students, we need more, and better qualified tutors.

Combining theory and practice, this book provides tutors with a solid grounding in the pedagogy of tutoring. Julia takes the big ideas from evidence-based practice in teaching and learning today and makes them relevant and accessible to the ways tutors work.

Backed up by real-life examples and interviews with professional tutors, this book offers a broad insight into the tutoring profession and explores the different ways to make tutoring a career that you love. Love Tutoring is an invitation, a provocation, and a call to action. This book goes right to the heart of the tutoring relationship and will give every tutor a roadmap for becoming the tutor their student needs.

Suitable for tutors of all ages, subjects and levels of expertise, as well as interested parents, agencies, schools or other organisations who employ tutors.

About the Author

Julia Silver is former school leader and mother of five. She founded Qualified Tutor in 2019 to raise standards in tutoring through professional development.

Listen to Julia Silver in Conversation with…

Hear our founder, Julia Silver explore the big ideas in tutoring and parenting in conversation with experts in their field.

Dear Tutor,

First of all, thank you. Thank you for transforming the lives of your students. Thank you for developing their confidence, resilience and independence. Thank you for lightening the load for parents and the school system. You are making the world a better place session by session.

Like anything worth doing, tutoring is not easy. It can be lonely and it can be overwhelming. You can feel out of touch and at the same time out of control.

Wherever you are on your tutoring journey, and whatever you need, this book is here for you.

Go gently,


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Once you have an Enhanced DBS registered on the Update Service, enhance your credentials by joining our Daily DBS Service. This service is included in the Qualified Tutor Membership or available separately for just £4.99 a month. 

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At Qualified Tutor, certification goes beyond basic requirements. Our members have certification included in their membership, which covers a comprehensive 5-point checklist. As a member of Qualified Tutor, you have access to all these resources, ensuring you are the safest and most responsible tutor for your students.

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