Do you have a dream?
It may sound obscure, but when writing the blogs, I am largely writing my ideas down for myself. It is hard to imagine that others will take the time to read them.
But I do have a dream, something I want to achieve in life.
The other day I revealed my dream to someone I knew was listening. Would they judge? I don’t know, but it was out there and now I need to make it a reality.
My dream is to change the face of tutoring in the UK!
When I started tutoring I was stepping out of my comfort zone. I lacked confidence and even the smallest step was a terrifying idea. So, I didn’t tell people I was tutoring….
I put a profile on a national website where I guessed I wouldn’t be known and waited to see what happened.
That was over 6 years ago. In that time, I have crashed through my comfort zone. I now try to shout from the roof tops that Starr Tutoring exists and this is how we do things.
Because I believe there are too many lazy tutors who reply on text books, printing out generic worksheets and conversation. I’m not saying that anyone of these are wrong, but I am saying they shouldn’t be used in isolation. Furthermore, they shouldn’t be the tutor’s only style of supporting someone’s learning. Resources need to be adapted to suit the learners learning style.
Students have the right to be supported in a way that suits their individual interests and learning style.
Tutoring shouldn’t be ventured into as “easy money”.
I want to make it common practice for tutors to make individual lesson plans with resources which have been given consideration and meet the student’s needs.
I know I will alienate a lot of people by saying this.
But that is fine, because I also know there are a lot of tutors who are amazing.
I know this because some of them work for me!
Now I want to shout from the roof tops about the approach we take to tutoring. The things I took for granted such as not using our phones in lessons, are actually not the every day norm. Providing resources, travelling to the tutee. What we do is special and it’s worth shouting about.