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Happy New Year to all our Members!
Get My Grades is an award-winning education technology platform that helps make your tutoring life easier – and your tutorials even more effective.
Using our platform is a cost-effective way to give your students access to online interactive educational content, automatically updated and mapped to qualifications. With over 1,000 learn pages and 75,000 questions covering English, Maths and Science, you can always find what you need for every student.
You might only see them once a week, but with Get My Grades you can ensure your students are staying on track even when you aren’t there. Set them homework at the end of one tutorial and mark it remotely before the next one begins – saving you precious time and keeping you up to date with their progress.
Parents get free accounts and can log in to view their child’s progress at any time, meaning you don’t need to update them so often. All the work students complete on the platform is tracked down to the individual concept. This means you know exactly where their strengths and weaknesses lie, can provide appropriate support and are able to show the improvement you’ve made together.
AE Publications began developing learning resources in 1999 and specialises in preparing pupils for 11+ exams and SATs.
The founder of AE Publications, Dr Stephen Curran, started creating, developing and publishing his own ‘how-to’ material for use within his tuition classes. As the number of books grew he decided to publish them for wider use.
There are now over 100 books in the range and these are constantly being improved to meet the needs of tutors, parents, children and changing exam board requirements. New books are continuously being added to the range to ensure that all 11+ preparation requirements are covered.
Tutors are highly valued by AE Publications. Our range of titles has grown from the need of AE Tuition, our sister company, to have good quality educational material.
With the AE Tuition Centres achieving a success rate of around 85% when using AEP workbooks, testbooks and testpacks, we know that the resources we have created can help you to achieve similar results with your students.
We have books available in all year groups across all subjects to help you build a complete scheme of work.
ElevenPlusExams Tuition Centre is based in Harrow, North-West London, and provides 11 plus tuition for Year 3 to 5 children in all subjects and caters for the main examining boards and regions. In our tuition centre, we implement exam board-specific methods and techniques for each 11 plus subject (numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, mathematics, English and non-verbal reasoning) and then provide a thorough bank of proprietary questions (online and paper based) unique to our centre to enhance speed and accuracy.
Eleven Plus Exams are specialists in selective school entrance exams and a market leader in the field. Our website, www.elevenplusexams.co.uk is the largest in the UK hosting UK’s largest online forum and attracting over 3 million visitors annually. The First Past The Post® series has been created by our team of experienced tutors and authors from leading British universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London. Our books have been well-received by schools, tuition centres and parents. We have over 15 years’ experience in the field of 11 plus exams and the expertise to produce specialist practice materials. All of the publications are rigorously tested in-house and many of them offer a unique PeerCompare™ service to help benchmark your child.
Trusted supplier of 11+, pre-test and 13+ educational resources
Galore Park specialises in preparation for 11+, pre-test and 13+ Common Entrance exams and leads the market in textbooks for pupils studying at independent schools. Since 1999, thousands of schools, parents and tutors have relied on our rigorous, challenging and engaging resources to help children achieve their full potential and to reach the senior schools of their choice.
Our relationship with the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Our Key Stage 2 and 3 textbooks and revision resources are rigorously checked by teachers and examiners before going to press and with more than 100 titles endorsed by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB), you can be confident our materials map precisely to the ISEB syllabus. We are also proud to be the exclusive distributor of ISEB Common Entrance past papers, which provide the best possible preparation for independent school entrance exams at 11+, 13+ and scholarship exams.
Bond 11+ books have helped millions of children prepare for the 11+, Common Entrance and other selective exams. We offer a comprehensive range of practice resources for children aged 5–13, supporting both GL and CEM 11+ exams. Whether they’re still getting their head around Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning or are looking for supplementary practice to extend their English and Maths skills, you will find support for every step. Bond is also invaluable for SATs practice.
We are offering members of the Tutor’s Association an exclusive 50% discount on Bond resources until the 30th of November! To take advantage of this offer, please quote the code TACONF2019 when ordering directly from OUP. You can order in the following ways: Website: www.bond11plus.co.uk/shop Call us on: 01536 452640
The Ediface Learning Platform is a simple yet powerful tool that allows educators to distribute learning resources, mark digital assessments and issue homework assignments online.
It is an easy and reliable way to supplement the work done in tutoring sessions as well as to track independent learning. It allows you to: • Reduce the amount of administrative work for individual tutors and to give students a consistent experience by organising learning resources centrally • Review and refine learning materials based on attainment data that has been automatically marked and collated every time students take digital assessments • Give students access to homework assignments and learning resources wherever they may be – perfect for creating catch-up opportunities for children who have missed tuition or who need to revise past topics
Home tutors get 50% off with Letts Revision!
We’ve been helping tutors deliver test success since the 1970s and continue to get children through exams from Key Stage 1, the 11+ and all the way up to A-level. Get 50% off our complete range including support like revision guides, workbooks and practice papers, which are filled with an amazing variety of ways to learn like free audio and hands-on activities.
Use code WCHT50 at lettsrevision.co.uk
The Tutors' Surgery is your chance to hear from experienced experts and have your questions about any aspect of private tuition answered. From accountancy to pedagogy, and insurance to online tuition, join the Tutors' Surgery to tap the knowledge of real experts on any aspect of running your tuition business. The session will be moderated by Board Director John Nichols from Get My Grades.John has around 8,000 hours of private tuition experience across a range of subjects, clients and agencies.
Bramble makes online tutoring easier and more effective. Simple yet powerful, our award-winning online classroom makes it easy to teach a variety of subjects and concepts. Our proprietary recording functionality supports Search-Powered Learning, Smart Playback and AI Synopsis to help students revise more effectively. Try it free at www.bramble.io
Whether you’re an independent tutor or multiple site operator Cymphony’s virtual receptionist service can help you to grow your business. • PA’s available 24/7 to answer your calls. No more missed opportunities • Appointments booked into your diary of choice • Always maintain and enhance a professional image Come and talk to us at the National Tutors’ Conference during the Tutors Surgeries throughout the day.
Grosvenor Vat Consultants has been operating since 2005, providing expert VAT advice to all types of business and all types of activities. I have particular expertise in the field of education and training, acting for over 200 clients in the sector. Achieving refunds of over £3 million, along with the ongoing financial benefit of more cost effective treatment of the tax.
From neuroscience at Cambridge to a leading VR training startup, Will has seen first-hand how technology can transform learning. He co-founded Bramble to bring that transformation to tutoring. From english and economics to classics and chemistry, tutors have now used Bramble to deliver more than 50,000 hours of online tutoring in over 90 countries
Angus and Chris are the Client Director and Sales Director (respectively) at Cymphony which has been supporting independent tutors and franchises across the UK with personalised telephone answering and appointment booking services for almost 20 years. Working closely with the industry we have a good understanding of how to help you be more available to your callers and increase lead capture via phone or managed live chat.
My firm has been operating since 2005, providing expert VAT advice to all types of business and all types of activities. I have particular expertise in the field of education and training, acting for over 200 clients in the sector. Achieving refunds of over £3 million, along with the ongoing financial benefit of more cost effective treatment of the tax.
Morton Michel has over 55 years’ experience providing specialist insurance to businesses and individuals who work with children. Our Tutor policy is designed to provide peace of mind to tutors. It will protect and support you and your business with extensive cover and additional benefits such as free training, all from just £95.70 per year. For more information please visit www.mortonmichel.com/Tutor-Insurance or contact our team on 020 8603 0942 or email@example.com
At Stephen Perry & Co, our accountants bring practical business experience to help tutors achieve their financial goals. We work with freelancers and corporates to meet their compliance obligations and improve financial performance. Our experience include senior roles in PLC’s and as small business advisors. For more information please visit www.sjperry.net or call 01904 404560.
Dan is Morton Michel’s Research Analyst responsible for maintaining MM’s cutting-edge knowledge of the childcare and education sector. Dan trained as a barrister at BPP Law School and worked as a freelance legal legal consultant.
Gary has worked in the insurance industry for 18 years; he supports and advises childcare, education, sports, community and welfare businesses with specialist insurance that delivers. He sits on the board of the Children’s Activity Association as a non-exec director.
Stephen is a qualified accountant with 30 years experience in financial management and has been running his own accountancy practice for nearly 8 years. Stephen advises tutors on their accountancy and tax needs, ranging from freelance tutors who need help preparing a tax return to larger tutoring businesses with more complex financial management requirements
Schofield & Sims has been a leading publisher of schoolbooks for over a century. Focusing particularly on maths and English at the early years and primary levels, Schofield & Sims resources are used in top-performing schools throughout the UK, as well as being widely recommended by teachers and tutors.
Through WhatsApp, The Exam Coach helps students develop the study skills and exam performance techniques required for exam success. Agencies and private tutors can register for a 30% discount code and our affiliate programme (40% commission). Improve exam results, encourage repeat bookings and gain word-of-mouth referrals with The Exam Coach.
Tutexa provides software for the tutoring industry. Our Tutor Office platform for agencies enables efficient client and tutor management, automates administration and payments and provides safeguarded online teaching rooms. Our Tutor File platform for professional tutors provides a personally branded marketing website, client payment facilities and a private online classroom.