Starr Tutoring Blog

Don’t let a lack of confidence stop you

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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... Continue Reading >

Think before you speak!

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Now you’ve put farter! I know times have changed and teachers don’t make fun of children like they used to! But we need to be so careful about the way we talk to the children we work with. An off the cuff comment can have a... Continue Reading >

Why support others in becoming tutors?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Is there something you feel strongly about? I believe that when someone invests in a tutor, they should expect a certain standard of service from that tutor. Undeniably, there are many people who would make astounding tutors if they had the confidence to start tutoring. I... Continue Reading >

How my naivety helped me to create a successful tutoring business.

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> In 2012 when it was suggested I had a go at tutoring, I was completely naive. I had worked as a childminder but that was simple: They tell you their requirements. When you had proven you were doing this, you were promoted on OFSTED’s website. When... Continue Reading >

Why you need to plan

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Why plan? When you started tutoring did you have a goal in mind? Did you start tutoring for a reason? Maybe it was because you needed to earn some more money to subsidise another job. Did you love teaching but working in a school meant too... Continue Reading >

2018: What a difference a year makes!

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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... Continue Reading >

12 Reasons to become a tutor

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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... Continue Reading >

Do you have a dream?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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... Continue Reading >

How do you see your future as a tutor?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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.... Continue Reading >

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

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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.  ... Continue Reading >

What does the Big Bus Tour ™ have in common with tutoring?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> 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... Continue Reading >

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