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Don't let confidence get in your way

Don't let confidence get in your way Don’t let a lack of confidence stop you

The importance of confidence Life throws a lot of things at you and it will either boost or knock your confidence. Too often we stop ourselves from trying things because we don’t have the confidence. But this can stop us from doing so many things that will help us to grow great businesses. The more... Continue Reading >

2018: What a difference a year makes!

December will be with us in the next 48 hours. Then before we know it, we will be flying into 2019 and we will all be asking what happened to 2018?   Sometimes it’s great to stop, take a breath and acknowledge what we have achieved in the past 12 months.   As we entered... Continue Reading >

12 Reasons to become a tutor

Why become a tutor?   Out of all the jobs out there, why are you considering tutoring? I was asked why I did it and I think this is the best explanation I can give. Everyone goes to work for a reason. For most of us it’s to earn the money to pay the bills,... Continue Reading >
My ambition is to change the face of tutoring!

My ambition is to change the face of tutoring! Do you have a dream?

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... Continue Reading >
Grow your tutoring business

Grow your tutoring business How do you see your future as a tutor?

The best tutors plan their lessons, they also plan their future   What are your intentions for your future as a tutor? Whether it is to just get you through a short-term financial blip or start a movement that will change the face of tutoring forever. You need to know where you are heading.  ... Continue Reading >

“It’s so different to being in the classroom!”

Very few children, especially younger ones would choose to have a tutor. Some children learn differently to methods used in the classroom by teachers. Yesterday I was talking to one of our new tutors about planning a lesson and the type of resources we use.   We spoke about the tasks we can use within... Continue Reading >
Repeating the same thing doesn't always work when tutoring

Repeating the same thing doesn't always work when tutoring What does the Big Bus Tour ™ have in common with tutoring?

What does the Big Bus Tour ™ have in common with tutoring?   Yesterday was the bank holiday so mum, my youngest and I went for a day out in London. We used the Big Bus ™ as our transport to give mum the chance to go down memory lane. Some of the buses had... Continue Reading >

Who can I ask? Safeguarding children when tutoring

Who can I ask? Safeguarding children   If you work for yourself as a tutor there will be times when things will occur and you will wish there was someone you could ask for advice.   About a year after I started tutoring I started going to a young girl who lived alone with her... Continue Reading >
When parents' don't pay

When parents' don't pay To pay or not to pay? That shouldn’t be an option!

To pay or not to pay? That seems to be the question!   Sadly, getting people to pay for the tutoring they have received can be like getting blood out of a stone. When I started tutoring I was naive and presumed if I did the work, especially if I put my heart and sole... Continue Reading >
Take the time with the preparation and it will save you time and create a more professional finish

Take the time with the preparation and it will save you time and create a more professional finish It’s all in the preparation

It’s all in the preparation For just over 12 years I was married to a perfectionist. We would move into a house that needed updating and he would set to work. He would spend hours preparing each room ready for him to decorate. I would be eager to get on with the stuff that showed... Continue Reading >

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