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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 the changes to the North London Consortium Entrance Exam' (Updated 19th January 2018) - Jan '18

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'.On the 14th of January this has been iterated in a Sunday Times article, an interview with Victoria Bingham, headmistress of South Hampstead High School: https:/

Mental Health in Young People - Oct '17

By Daniel Licence, 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.

In Defence Of Private Tuition - Oct '17

By Emma Williams MTA
“Private tuition can be harmful to the long-term academic prospects of children, a leading London headteacher warned today.”

Child Development and Learning - Sep '17

By Joe Atkinson MTA - Founder of ChildFirstEducation

The brain can be split up into three parts; Reptilian, Mammalian and Rational. They are built on top of each other and all have completely different roles in our development.

REPTILIAN: This is the deepest and most ancient part of the human brain. It has largely been unchanged by evolution and is responsible for activating all instinctual survival related behaviour e.g. breathing, hunger, temperature regulation, the fight/flight/flee response etc.

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.

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