Are-you-a-teacher-who-has-forgotten-what-a-joy-teaching-is?

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Classroom teaching is very tough, with increasing demands from management, parents and governors. Whilst the government looks at ways to help teacher workload and raise standards, for many of us the system is close to broken.

Rekindle that joy.

Many teachers choose to work with Tutor My Kids and tutor in Ely, Cambridge and surrounding areas. We’re a joyful bunch of  positive teachers who have our joie de vivre back!

Making a difference.

At Tutor My Kids, private tutors in Cambridgeshire, we see that we are making a difference. Working one-to-one with students in their homes or in schools, our teachers can pin point where the student is having difficulties and effectively fill those gaps. We see that we’re making a difference and some times it can be amazingly quick.

Be appreciated.

When was the last time a parent thanked you for teaching their child? This happens all the time at Tutor My Kids. Our parents really appreciate the difference that we make for their children. This is one of the great joys of tutoring. We all need to feel appreciated.

Be autonomous.

We’re hugely grateful to have such a fantastic body of experienced teachers who tutor in Cambridgeshire for Tutor My Kids. I was having a conversation with a teacher who chose to retire early for all of the areas above, but mostly because she was being asked to teach in a way that she felt wasn’t giving her pupils the best outcomes – educationally and developmentally. It wasn’t the ‘right way’ as she saw it. It wasn’t respecting her professional integrity and experience. We trust our teachers to tutor our students in the ways that they feel will be most effective. Needless to say, she’s a fantastic asset to Tutor My Kids and she’s loving tutoring!

Be flexible.

We love flexible working – it gives us all a better work balance, allows for caring responsibilities, hobbies and more fun! That’s the great thing about tutoring; our teachers work when they want to. Most of our work is after school, but we also have students who we work with during the daytime, so you can pick and choose how and when you work.

Focus on the right things.

This is probably the biggest win with private tutoring. Tuition is tailored to the students’ needs, thus enabling the teaching to focus on the right things for each student. Unlike classroom teaching, there are no distractions from the business of just helping pupils learn.

Curious?

Interested in finding out more about our happy team?

Summertime is a great time to have a chat about how private tutoring might work for you – for now or for some time in the future. Feel free to email Rachel or call her on 01223 858421 for an informal chat.

 

How-much-difference-can-an-hour-of one-to-one-tuition-make?

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As a company that provides private tutors in Ely, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Newmarket, we are often asked “how much of a difference can you actually make in an hour?”

It’s easy for us to sit here and tell you how brilliant we think we are, and how much of a difference we can make to your child’s confidence and their grades but, as a parent myself, I much prefer to hear from other families about their experiences:

“The results have been spectacular – going from a predicted E to a predicted B and actually enjoying learning!”

Jenny and her son Sam, Ely

“Being able to cover topics on the National Curriculum with a private tutor and have the topics explained to her at her level of understanding has set her up superbly to cope with the topic when introduced in the classroom”.

Verity and her daughter Isabel, Cambridge

So how are we able to achieve this in just one hour a week?

Did you know that families who home educate are often advised that home schooled children require 1 hour of tuition a day, or the equivalent of 10 minutes for every hour they are in school, due to the one to one attention they receive.This advice varies slightly between local authorities but one hour seems a common guide. This figure is also in keeping with the tuition provided by local authorities to sick children who are unable to attend school, where they tend to provide around 5 to 8 hours tuition a week.

The number of families’ homeschooling, or elective home educating (EHE), is growing in this country and it’s estimated that over 50,000 children are currently
home educated in the UK with this figure rising by as much as 80% per year.

The online education resource EdPlace estimates that British parents spend as much as £6bn a year on private lessons for their children and a recent Ipsos Mori poll for the Sutton Trust found that 24% of all young people in the UK have received private tuition at some point; in London, the figure rises to 40%.

Quality tuition

We’re biased, of course. Tutor My Kids was founded in Cambridgeshire by a teacher and all of our tutors (with the odd exception) are teachers. This means that we do feel very strongly that not all private tutors are equal. Many private tutors who are not teachers are very good, but there are plenty of tutors out there who know their subject matter very well but lack the experience in putting it across to learners, especially those who are less confident. Teachers do this, day in, day out and it makes them excellent tutors.

So how much of a difference can we actually make in an hour? Quite a bit.

If you are interested in finding out more about private tutors in Cambridgeshire  and how it could work for your family, then please email us
or call Rachel Law on 01223 858421 for an informal chat. For information about becoming a tutor, click the link.

All our tutors are fully qualified teachers and have been DBS checked.