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  1. A New Year’s Resolution, For Teachers… Finally!

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    The new term is underway, and you’re settled back into the swing of things.

    Now is the time for teachers to think about setting a New Year’s Resolution or two for the months ahead.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    New Year’s Resolution Number 1: Be More Organised

    Many teachers start the year well but then things start to slide.

    Being organised doesn’t necessarily guarantee you will have a great lesson, day, or week, of course. However, if you are continually disorganised and running around chasing your tail, those good and great days will be few and far between.

    And the thing with being disorganised is that it never gets better – it always gets worse.

    So, Resolution Number 1 has got to be to get more organised!

    Whether it’s to try to get to school 5 or 10 minutes earlier, or to vow to keep your desk tidier, any small way that you can try to be more organised will help.

    It should even result in you having a calmer and less stressful day.

    It will make you feel on top of your workload. For any teacher, this is massive.

    If you’d like to read more around how you can get a little more organised on a weekly basis, check out this handy blog from asana!

    Resolution Number 2: Take Less Work Home

    Work/life balance is a major issue for any teacher. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

    However, teachers are sometimes their own worst enemies. If you set out to take less work home – either on certain days or at the weekend (occasionally), you will stop the blurring of school and home.

    And it might even stop you feeling like you are working all the time.

    How do you do this?

    You can try to work smarter when you are setting homework to reduce the marking load.

    Is there a day of the week when you could stay in school to work later to finish things off and prepare for the next day? It’s a great feeling to get home and know that all your time that evening is for you, your kids, or your partner.

    Listen, you’re a teacher, so realistically you’re never going to make every night like that.

    But once or twice a week, or just every once in a while, would be nice, wouldn’t it?

    Resolution Number 3: Prioritise Your Own Wellbeing

    As teachers, we are wired to put our students first. It sometimes seems difficult to prioritise our own mental health and wellbeing. We feel guilty if we put ourselves first.

    However, this is the most important resolution of all.

    Putting your mental health first will not only make you a better teacher, but it will also make you a better parent, partner, family member, and friend.

    You will know what it is that is good for you and what works for your wellbeing, but typically if you try to eat healthily, get regular exercise, and give yourself time to spend on a hobby or interest, you will get a big mental health boost.

    It will certainly help to eliminate stress – something we’ve discussed here previously.

    You will be happier, have more energy, and be far better placed to take on the challenges of teaching, and whatever else life throws at you.

    It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?

  2. What to Expect From a Tuition Company

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    The fact that you are reading this right now suggests you are interested in hiring a private tutor…

    Yes, our powers of deduction really are that good.

    But have you Googled ‘Tutors in Warrington’ yet?

    Believe me, if you haven’t yet, you need to sit down when you do because the proverbial floodgates are going to open up right on top of you.

    All Tutors in Warrington are Equal

    As George Orwell famously once wrote, All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” 

    The same, unfortunately, can also be said about tuition companies.

    One thing is for sure – on the eighth day (when God created tuition companies), he most definitely did not create them equal!

    What to Expect from a Typical Tuition Company

    There are a vast choice of tuition options available on that there internet but some things are a constant. You can expect any tuition business to ensure that all their tutors are appropriately qualified and trained, for example. You have a right to expect that all tutors are vetted and DBS-checked. All tutors in Warrington should have easy channels of communication and should make the payment process simple and straightforward.

    However, all of the above does not constitute some sort of ‘Tuition Company Gold Standard.’ Far from it, this should be the minimum – the least you can expect from any tuition company.

    Hiring a Tutor is like Booking a Taxi

    For some tutoring companies, hiring a tutor is just like calling a taxi. You ring up and say where you are and where you want to go. The taxi company then sees which drivers are close by and sends one of them to your door. In the same way, you ring up for a tutor, you give your details, and the company sends a tutor to your door. Just as you would expect a taxi driver to be insured and to have a driving licence, you would expect a tutor to come appropriately qualified and DBS-checked.

    Unfortunately, for some tutoring companies, the above analogy is just about the level of service you might get. Yes, the tutor you get could be great – but ultimately, it’s all about convenience and finding the ‘nearest available tutor.’

    TutorRight – a Personable Approach

    At TutorRight we aim to provide a service that is above and beyond what you can typically expect from a tutoring company. Let’s face it, when you are dealing with something as important as your child’s education, we’re pretty sure this is exactly what you want too.

    Above all, we aim to be personable and approachable. To this end, we have a dedicated admin team on hand to make the whole enquiry experience as personalised and bespoke as possible. Whether your request is simple and straightforward or specialised, ultra-specific and unusual, we work hard to match students with tutors that are best suited to your needs.

    There are various types of tuition that we can offer too. Many prefer one-to-one tuition which takes place face-to-face in the student’s home, but it’s certainly not the only option. The tuition can happen in any other suitable venue. Not only that, it can also take place online if that’s more convenient for you. 

    In fact: individual, small group… whatever you want the tuition to look like, we’ll do our very best to meet your requests.

    It all starts with a Conversation

    As the saying goes, ‘It’s good to talk!” And, it is – and we are good listeners. For general enquiries you can send us an email at info@tutorright.co.uk. If you prefer, you can fill in our online contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

  3. Why you should consider becoming a tutor

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    It’s a weird thing to be honest, but you’d be surprised at how many qualified teachers know very little about what tutoring really entails. Of course, tutoring is very similar to conventional teaching in many ways – but there are some key differences too. Becoming a tutor isn’t for everybody – nothing is – but we think, in general, that the differences are advantages. 

    Maybe we’re a little biased but this isn’t about us, it’s about you. We don’t want to give you some sort of glorified sales pitch here. We just want to set out the case for why you should consider becoming a tutor.

    Nothing more, nothing less. No pressure. We want you to make your own mind up.

    Become a tutor – for practical reasons

    In reality, life is often about the practicalities. And that’s the first reason why you should consider becoming a tutor. Take 3 scenarios: 

    1) You’re a newly qualified teacher just starting out in schools. You could do with extra income to help pay off your student loans.

    2) You’re a teacher coming back to the classroom after a career break – maybe maternity – and you don’t want a full-time position in school so that you can have more flexibility because your circumstances have changed.

    3) You’ve retired from teaching full-time – but you’d still like to do the best bits of the job, on your own terms.

    For all the above, tutoring could be the ideal choice. 

    Become a tutor – to escape the politics and pressure of schools

    Maybe ‘escape’ is a bit strong, but let’s not beat around the bush here. Teaching, undoubtedly, is a wonderful profession. It can be the best career in the world. It’s a vocation and a calling, not simply a job. However, anybody who has been in or around education in recent years knows only too well that there are a hell of a lot of teachers trying to get out of the profession. What’s more, the stats don’t lie – an alarming number of new teachers aren’t sticking around for very long. Recruitment and retention figures are very worrying.

    There are many reasons for this and now is not the place to wax lyrical about the whys and wherefores of it all. Having said that, let’s just say that that tutoring can offer you a way out from the staffroom politics, the workload, the incessant pressure… oh… and OFSTED.

    You can probably see where we’re coming from now!

    Become a tutor – to make a difference

    Tutor and student celebrating progress with a high-five.

    Ask any teacher why they came into the profession, and you are likely to hear the reply, ‘To make a difference.’ And teachers really do make a difference – every single day. But in the high pressure, cut and thrust climate of progress targets, observations and inspections, the never-ending scrutiny and monitoring can make even the most dedicated professionals feel as though they are not making as much of a difference to the future of young people as they would have hoped.

    With tutoring, you can literally see the difference you are making on a day-to-day and one-to-one basis. Whether it’s helping push a GCSE student up from Grade 2 to a Grade 4, or enabling a school refuser to access the education they deserve, the rewards are tangible.

    Become a tutor – to become a better teacher

    Although people might be considering becoming a tutor as an alternative to teaching, it doesn’t have to be instead of teaching, it can be as well as… and tutoring gives you a fantastic opportunity to really hone your craft. 

    Private tutoring will only make you an even better classroom teacher overall.

    Tutoring is your opportunity to genuinely provide bespoke and personalised learning for each individual student. This is a challenge – but it’s a pleasure and a privilege too.

    Join our team

    At TutorRight, we have a motto: ‘their success starts with you.’ Our tutors are what makes TutorRight tick. If tutoring sounds like it could be for you, we’d love to hear from you. You stay in complete control. You’ll never be under pressure to take on more students than you want to. You can be as flexible as you want to be – and you’ll always be paid competitively and treated like the professional you are always.

    Registering your interest is easy. Simply fill in the form here, click send, and we’ll be in touch!

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