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TTA's View on the Latest Report from the Sutton Trust - Sep '17

The latest report from the Sutton Trust, ‘Extra Time’ https//www.suttontrust.com/research-paper/extra-time/ makes interesting reading. It clearly indicates that private tuition, in all forms, is still increasing. It also suggests that those from disadvantaged backgrounds are less than half as likely to have received private tuition compared with their more well-off counterparts. This clearly impacts on social mobility.

University Diploma in Private Tutoring - Sep '17

By Dr Catriona Robinson at Worcester University. Written by student, Edward Spalding.

Even if you are already tutoring, having an academic qualification can be helpful when it comes to expanding your business and getting you that well-deserved recognition. The Diploma in Private Tutoring is recognised and endorsed by the Tutors' Association and also provides you with evidence that you met their Tutor Standards. This in turn helps provide the basis for a portfolio to show tutees and their guardians.

Why join The Tutors' Association? - May '17

By Adam Muckle MTA, President of The Tutors' Association

Tutors and tuition companies join the Association for many and varied reasons.

Benefits of Reading and Reading Suggestions for Tutors and Students - Aug '17

By Sarah Gordon MTA

‘I’m already bored, why would I want to read?’ or ‘I can’t!’, are just some of the responses you may have heard as a tutor or parent when trying to encourage your child or tutee to dive headlong into a book we just know they will enjoy if they only give it a chance. But how do we get them there? And what is the point?

Book Lovers Day, 9th August - Aug '17

By Emily Jack ATA - Founder of Kings Tutors

The 9th August is unofficially known as ‘Book Lovers Day’. It is a day that is all about celebrating reading and it encourages everyone to pick up a book.

Tutoring as an Alternative Career Path - Jul '17

By Charlotte Jacobs MTA - Founder of Strive Tutors www.strivetutors.com
August is often a time for holidays, relaxation and reflection; a period when we actually have time to think
about ourselves, how we are feeling and how we are feeling about what we are doing. It is little wonder, then,
that many workers in the UK return from their summer holidays rejuvenated, with new ideas about their future.

Help us Change the Perception of the Tutoring Profession - Jul '17

By Chris Sanders MA, Board Member

Dear Members

You may have seen – or heard the fall-out from – an article published by the BBC early July.

These sort of stories – small in number and quite possibly exaggerated in content – does not accurately reflect the reality of the sector in terms of the perceptions they create and reinforce.

Empowering Youths for the Future - Jul '17

By Ariana Azad ATA
July 15th is World Youth Skills Day and Ariana Azad ATA discusses the significance of investments in youth skills development #SkillForAll

TTA – a ‘Community of Practice’ - Jul '17

What are Communities of Practice, their importance and how can you help The Tutors' Association community grow?

A community is a group of people who share a common concern or interest in a topic and who come together to fulfil both individual and group goals.

Certain type of communities focus on sharing best practices and creating new knowledge to advance a domain of professional practice- for example, The Tutors’ Association. These communities are known as ‘Communities of Practice’.

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