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Dusting off the Chalkface - June '18

by Emma Williams, MTA

Emma Williams reflects on how private tutoring has informed and reinvigorated her classroom practice.

Many trained teachers try their hand at tutoring: demand is high and the money is useful. I first returned to it when my husband gave up work to re-train, but have found myself bound to it by more than just financial necessity; I now believe strongly that private tutoring has had a profoundly positive impact on my work as a classroom teacher.

11+ Advice - May '18

By Zac Newman, MTA

Study Tubers and the World of Education - May '18

By Peter Tait, Author

(Published on the William Clarence website as ‘Study Tubers and what the tell us about the World of Education’ 25 April, 2018,https://williamclarence.com/about/industry-news/study-tubers-and-what-th.... TTA has full authorisation from the Author and William Clarence to publish this article)

The Value Outdoor Learning Can Bring to Tutoring - May '18

By Oliver Blomfield, Head of Summer Adventures at The Outward Bound Trust
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity with a mission to unlock the potential of young people through experiential outdoor learning. Here Oliver Blomfield, Head of Summer Adventures at Outward Bound® explains the value and lasting benefits of outdoor learning and how this relates to tutoring.

‘Not in our name.’ Tutors, not cheats. - May '18

By Richard Evans, MTA and Board Director

I should have seen it earlier. There were recurrent signs that one of my tutees was trying to take ‘shortcuts’ with their foundation degree; asking me if I would 'review' a summative essay; asking if I would mind correcting their 'academic' English; asking if I would help them edit a weak opening paragraph. It was even more shocking when my tutee asked me - point blank - to write a coursework assignment for them. I refused all these requests - and told the tutee why.

Managing Tutoring Expectations - Apr '18

By Matt Thompson, MTA, Online EFL Tutor

Tutor Advice to get you Through Easter - Mar '17

By Harry Cobb MTA

As we run up to the busiest time of the year, we thought some tuition revision tips might prove useful:

Tuition Beyond School Years - Mar '18

By Natasha Saed, MTA

When most people think of the word ‘tutor’, an image springs to mind of schoolwork, and the daunting landscape of exams that make up school life. While this is by no means an inaccurate picture, tuition is far from a one-dimensional profession; it has a role beyond school years that is often obvious neither to tutors nor to parents. With this in mind, it is about time tuition’s other faces had their share of the spotlight.

School’s Out

A to Z of Scholarship Preparation - Feb '18

By Adam Muckle, MTA

TTA President, Tutor Adam Muckle shares some advice to motivate your students to study and succeed for scholarship examinations.

I have been tutoring children for scholarships for entrance to Independent Schools such as Eton and Westminster for over five years. Here's my A-Z of what it takes to be successful in these testing series of exams:

A is for ambition and attitude. You must be ready, willing and able to face the challenge of studying for a scholarship.

How to Teach EFL Online - Feb '18

By Matt Thompson, MTA, Online EFL Tutor

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