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11+ exams: Intensive Learning or Slower Progression – Which is Best? - Nov '17

By Michellejoy Hughes (teacher and tutor)

Of all the questions that I get asked, this is one of the most popular. I wish that I had the definitive answer, but I don’t, because every child is different. However, this is what I have learned from the hundreds of children that I have taught and I hope something here helps you.

Intensive Learning

What’s it Like Being an International Tutor? - Nov '17

by David Bard, tutor at Corporate Member Minerva Tutors

Live-in and international tutoring is on the rise, whether it’s a weekend away in the country, or a year living with a family in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, this offers a completely different challenge to tutors; one that cannot be compared with regular face-to-face tutoring and online tutoring. I spoke to some international tutors to get the lowdown. I've changed their names to ensure client privacy.

So what does international tutoring require?

Promoting Well being in Schools Will Improve Exam Results - Nov '17

By Mark Richards from Impact Tutors

It's certainly encouraging to note that there now seems to be a greater awareness about the dangers of stress and mental health. From events such as International Stress Awareness Day to World Mental Health Day, promoted by prominent figures such as Prince William and Prince Harry, there has been a lot of positive work going on recently not just to raise awareness of the problem, but also to reduce the stigma around it that still exists in many circles.

Celebrate Day of The Dead and network with other Tutors

Medesthai are supporting the work of the Tutors’ Association by offering Friday 3rd of November as a base for a social gathering for tutors in and around London, free of charge.

The event will be hosted during Fernanda Cortes’ eponymous first solo exhibition, MITLA: Place of the Dead, produced and sponsored by Medesthai, a fresh and modern reimagining of a 3,000 year old observance, Día de Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Money Matters - Oct '17

By Emma Storey ATA from Bespoke Tuition

With articles in the media promoting one-off 'Super Tutors' earning ludicrously high salaries alongside pro-bono charity and voluntary teaching, it can be very difficult to know if you are charging, and receiving, the right level of pay. This article reflects the guidance that one of our members, Bespoke Tuition, gives its tutors.

A Snapshot of The 2nd TTA National Tutors Conference - Oct '17

If feedback is the measure of how successful an event has been, then The 2nd TTA National Tutors Conference at the Barbican on Monday 23rd October 2017 was an outstanding success.

Some two hundred tutors gathered to listen to an array of speakers on a range of topics that reflected the diversity of the tutoring and supplementary education sector.

President's Opinion on a Recent Daily Telegraph Article on a School Abolishing their Entrance Exam - Oct '17

On the 10th October, The Daily Telegraph reported  that 'A group of the country’s leading girls’ school are abolishing their entrance exam amid fears that it is putting children’s mental health at risk'. Read President Adam Muckle's opinion on the matter, and let us know your thoughts.

Mental Health in Young People - Oct '17

By Daniel Licence, MTA from Osborne Cawkwell

Mental health problems seem to be on the rise in young people. Whether that’s because we’ve become better at diagnosing them, or there’s genuinely more pressure on young people nowadays with increasing exams and social media pressure, we don’t know. But what we do know, according to www.mentalhealth.org is that:

Why Parents Choose to Use Private Subject Tutors - Oct '17

By Lucy Parsons, MTA from Life More Extraordinary

A few weeks ago I interviewed Adam Muckle, President of the Tutors’ Association for my podcast, The School Success Formula. The title of the podcast was ‘Does your child need a private tutor’ and it generated a lot of chatter on social media, specifically on LinkedIn and in my Facebook group for parents, The Supportive Parents, Successful Students community.

National Poetry Day - Oct '17

By Charlotte Jacobs MTA - Founder of Strive Tutors

With National Poetry Day being celebrated this Autumn, now is a good time for tutors of all subjects to think about how we can teach the skill of creativity.

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