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Tutoring as an Alternative Career Path, by Charlotte Jacobs - July 2017

What exactly is it about this industry that has attracted not only professional school teachers but also workers from fields as diverse as BioTech to Public Relations? Charlotte Jacobs, founder of Strive Tutors, writes about the many reasons why tutoring has become such a popular occupation.

Help us change the perception of the Tutoring Profession - by Chris Sanders MA, Board Member. July 17

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 - by Ariana Azad ATA July 2017

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’ - (July '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’.

Tutoring in Singapore - by Emma Markovic MTA (May '17)

Emma Markovic MTA shares her experiences of tutoring in Southeast Asia.

I had a wonderful experience tutoring in Singapore, and I miss it dearly. The people, family, culture and way of life really appealed to me and I felt like I had all of my home comforts of London, but with much better weather and a lot less stress. A perfect combination!

Neuroscience in Education - by John Nichols MTA (Mar '17)

Following the Association’s Neuroscience and Learning seminar earlier in the year, John Nichols MTA explores what neuroscience can tell us about education.

Neuroscience is a scientific field where enormous advances have been made in the last two decades, potentially of great significance in education. As a subject, it has been treated with a great deal of awe and, to most people, ‘neuroscientist’ has become practically synonymous with ‘genius’.

11+: The End of Tuition?- by Frederick Sugarman-Warner MTA (Sep '16)

In a recent article (16 September), The Telegraph ran a story titled ‘Independent schools change admissions tactics to spot tutoring.’ The major change appears to be a six hour interview at certain schools, rather than an hour-long slot. It is hoped, those interviewed say, that this will weed out tutored children, leaving only the natural talents behind.

The Challenges of Language Tuition - by Magdalena Hachula, MTA (May '17)

Being a language tutor

I have been a tutor for many years and have always loved the feeling when students get that ‘Aha’ moment. You start with a grammar topic and they look at you as if you are an alien – and then suddenly the light-bulb goes off and by the end of the lesson they are happy students who have not only understood the initial topic, but are now capable of tackling the most difficult grammar rules. This gives them confidence and makes them - and me - happy.

Building Initiative - by Emma Storey ATA (May '17)

Emma Storey ATA discusses what it takes for a tutor to spur independent learning and foster initiative for students to take control of their own learning.

Tuition’s Many Talents - by Natasha Saednejad MTA (May '17)

Natasha Saednejad MTA highlights how tutors support a wide range of students, from children to adults, and explains the challenges of adapting to their individual needs.
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