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

Four Tips for Effective Science Tutoring - Feb '18

by Simon de Pinna, MTA

Over the last 10 years, the balance of my professional life has tilted from mostly classroom teaching with a little private tutoring ‘on the side’ to exclusively tutoring 1-to-1. I’ve recently been reflecting on which of my classroom strategies I still use and what new ones I’ve added to support my students.

Tutoring and the Lure of Technology - Jan '18

By Guest writer Joe Nutt, Educational Consultant and Author

Almost two decades ago I first saw someone tutoring via video conferencing technology. I watched a handful of A level electronics students sitting in front of what today we’d call a television, with a small camera perched on top of it, while a tutor taught them remotely. I’d been invited to sit in by the company the tutor worked for, a business that was doing very well delivering niche A level subjects like electronics and psychology. They were later sold to a major textbook publisher for a tidy sum.

Overcoming the Difficulties Relating to an Insecure and Unconfident Maths Student - Dec '17

By Ariane Mercurius-Taylor, MTA and TTA Board Director

Getting a child to ‘get it’ can be difficult.

A few months ago I had a student who was referred to me via a local authority. He was a Looked After Child and needed help with his Maths GCSE. I was told that he had received tuition previously but did not make any progress and that different strategies would be needed to help this student raise his attainment.

‘Of course!’ I responded eagerly.

Simple Tips to Help Your Tutees Cope and Increase Resilience - Dec '17

By Olivia Raw MSc MBACP (Accred), Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

How many of your tutees are anxious? Are they depressed? Have they suffered from bullying? Do they sleep enough? Do they eat too much or too little? How much time do your pupils spend on screens each day? What are their family relationships like?

How To Choose The Right Tutor For Your Child - Dec '17

by Emily Jack ATA, from Kings Tutors

No child is the same, which means each child requires different things from a private tutor. This makes choosing the right one a difficult but important choice! Below is a list of things to consider to help you make the right decision.


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