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Tutoring is taking its place in the education conversation, and it's about time. But how to manage this sharp rise? Many tutors have quickly found themselves with 5x more clients and much less time to prepare and stay abreast of the market's growth. This podcast is for motivated tutors like you to hear the best tips and tricks from our favourite tutors and educators. Qualified Tutor is raising standards in tutoring through the power of community, connection and training courses designed to e ...
 
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Over the past year, here in the UK, there have been some fundamental changes in legislation around tutoring and the structure of agencies. Leading the way in support for the industry has been Law Hound, one half of which is the wonderful Steph Barber. Law Hound was set up by Steph and co-founder Sue Edwards in 2009 and since then, has built a wide-…
 
Welcome to the Level Up Teaching Summit 2022 Co-Organisers, Crystal Weber and Tim Gascoigne. One returning and one debut guest combine to discuss ESL teaching and why it matters for all tutors. Tim and Crystal have known each other for a long time, both with long and storied careers in the online and 'bricks-and-mortar' teaching set-ups. Their work…
 
The story of how one educator and founder developed and built a tutoring platform that has the tutor-student relationship right at its core. This is The Tutor Index and Jason Preece. With over 12 years in tutoring and as a music teacher, with a DPhil in Music Composition from the University of Oxford (alongside his role as Teaching Assistant there)…
 
Omar El Dokani has big plans for tutoring. And at the age of just 20, he has plenty of time to put them into action. Listen in to one of the most exciting young minds in tutoring today. Omar left school in 2020 and after turning down a place at university, raised funds for his digital networking platform, Interjoin. The initial stages saw huge grow…
 
Often, and for too long, the link between cutting-edge research into education and actual education in practice has been too distant, too fractured. Sarah Cottingham is here to change that. Sarah is a former Teach First teacher-turned-teacher educator, now working at the highly accomplished Ambition Institute where she designs NPQs (National Profes…
 
Incentivising students is something all parents and educators have grappled with. Katie Tyndale has created a solution. Great Little Rewards works with schools to motivate children to model good behaviours, and now it's time tutors take part too. With a background in HR and corporate services, Katie has learnt a great deal about management, logisti…
 
Explaining tricky concepts in simple terms is no easy task, particularly for an educator. Bradley Busch has made it his mission to do just that ... for educators. Bradley and his business partner, Edward Watson, set up InnerDrive to give practitioners the best chance possible to understand concepts such as metacognition, self-regulation, the use of…
 
Matt Green is The Rapping Science Teacher. An experienced teacher turned viral sensation (for children and parents), Matt has come to understand the way students learn. With a background in Neuroscience, Matt taught in schools for over 10 years, becoming Head of Chemistry in multiple schools. Following this, he left the classroom and set up JGM Sci…
 
What would it take for you to get into education podcasts? Well, you're here. So that's the first step. The next step is to catch Ludo and TandTeaching co-host Arthur Moore help spread the good word of edu podcasting. Here, Ludo and fellow podcast host, Arthur, sit around and chat memories and tales of teachers gone by, the rise of cognitive scienc…
 
"Unless you are ready to unlearn and learn again, you will never be able to go further" - it is this mantra that has allowed Misbah Iqbal to develop into the leader and educator that she is today. Now you get to try it too. Misbah is the COO of London-based tutoring agency Eximus Education (led by the inimitable Haris Jawaid), who work in the UK, U…
 
Lauren Johnston has so much passion and energy for education that she went and set up a business. Lauren Johnston Tutoring is the product of years of first-hand experience and an MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change converging into one. It's not often you hear the ethos of effective and heart-led tutoring put so eloquently and with such …
 
Isabel De La Cruz does something very few other tutors do: financial literacy for that age-group we call teenagers. It is at this age where the crucial intersection between (lack of) knowledge and responsibility for decisions is at its most strained. On the one hand, teenagers have been given little to no more information than children about financ…
 
Liberty King is one to watch. Formerly involved in the design of the first year of the National Tutoring Programme, Liberty now promotes and supports social mobility causes in the UK through early careers programmes and strategy consulting. Liberty's insights into designing the framework for an effective, evidenced-based approach to a tutoring prog…
 
We hear many stories of individuals moving from teaching to tutoring. Matthew Curnier did so around 5 years ago and his story brings with it a great deal of experience, wisdom and amusement ... Capital Tuition Group was founded off the back of a career in the classroom. Imbued with the rigour and training of a professional teacher, Matthew has buil…
 
A former primary school teacher and mother to 2 girls, Amy Solon has an intuitive sense of what motivates, and distracts, children. Technology has never been such a potent force in our society - but how should we approach it? As Founder of Elements Hypnotherapy, Amy runs classes and courses for children and adults alike, focusing on the fundamental…
 
Henry Faber and Walter Kerr came together to build Oppidan Education 6 years ago. Their journey has led them to become one of the most exciting and ambitious education business in the UK, and has helped develop the lives and careers of hundreds of mentors and hundreds more students. QT Podcast Host, Ludo, has been an Oppidan mentor since 2020 and i…
 
David Bell is an inspiration to us all. As a former teacher and headteacher for over 18 years, fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and now founder of a new tutoring business, David has seen it all in education. MyTutorElite (part of the wider David Bell Educational group), a primary tuition and exam prep business, is the product of this exp…
 
Dinah Liversidge touches hearts and minds. As a qualified celebrant, master coach, award-winning keynote speaker and mindset trainer, Dinah delivers a passion for life and celebration every single time she shows up. We are very lucky to have welcomed Dinah to both the Love Tutoring Festival 3 (in June of this year) and to this podcast. It's easy fo…
 
Ok so you're involved in education. You might well be an educator yourself. Do you ever reflect that the system you work in could be reimagined for the better? Ian Siegel has made it his mission - here's how. As CEO of a highly successful tutoring company, Streamline Learning, Ian sees personal tuition first hand. With over 15,000 hours of tutoring…
 
A lexicographer, a tutor, a primary teacher, a SEND specialist, a dyslexia assessor and now a company founder. Sandra Pyne has a long and distinguished educational background - and now Jigsaw Phonics is taking things to the next level. Jigsaw Phonics is the development of years of experience and expertise in the field of phonics and literacy. Worki…
 
It's not often that you come across someone with the passion and spirit of Linda Ugelow. A lifelong dancer and performer, Linda removes the anxiety and fear of speaking with confidence. What you'll find here is an eloquent and self-effacing exploration of the intersection between public speaking and effective pedagogy. The applicability of Linda's …
 
World Tutors' Day 2nd July is a celebration of all things tutoring. It's a special day for our profession and this year, led by the sparkling Sarahlynn Hodder, there's a focus on wellbeing and outdoor activity. On Saturday 2nd July 2022, we celebrate the return of World Tutors' Day. In this conversation, we managed to catch Sarahlynn (also QT Wellb…
 
QT Podcast fan favourite Mike Michalowicz says he trusts no else more in the world. She's regularly cited by many top authors as the reason for their success. AJ Harper is a towering force in the authorship industry. AJ has spent a career mastering the art of creating a narrative arc through writing that connects writer with reader, and of fine-tun…
 
It's not often you find someone with so much passion for what they do. Sean Goldsmith has lived and breathed franchising for a long, long time and has sage advice for us all. Currently Co-Founder of Groe Global and having just last week launched the Foundation of Franchising in Africa, Sean has helped countless franchisors set up their operations a…
 
Steven Berryman is the President-Elect of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is great reward for a teacher and curriculum designer who's worked at the highest level for 15+ years. In Steven's 2nd appearance on the Qualified Tutor Podcast, we chatted openly about his upcoming role and the plans he has for the College, including increasing numbe…
 
In our first episode dedicated to vocabulary, we explore the intricacies of this field and central importance to education through the lens of the published works of a children's author. Sheena Ager journey to authorship came about differently to most. Sheena wrote her first book, Tangled Time, part of the Cadwaladr Quests serial, with and for her …
 
What would it take for you to see the value of tutoring? If you already do, this conversation will put a spring in your step. If you need convincing, allow William Minton to plot that path for you. William is the Founder & CEO of CanopyEd. In addition to being an edtech company that serves as a high-quality Learning Management System, Canopy also r…
 
The rise of emotional intelligence (EQ) as a determiner for a child's success and understanding in the world is well under way. For Tania Khojasteh, combining this with an awareness of fearlessness is the masterstroke. Tania is the Founder of Über Tutors, and recently founded an EQ consultancy, Fearless Knowledge, which also happens to be the title…
 
Quite why it's taken us this long to get Sean McCormick onto the podcast, we will never know. But now we have, and now we're very happy. Executive function skills are essential - find out how. Sean is the Founder of Executive Function Specialists, a friendly, trusted and highly qualified team of educators and educational therapy specialists who giv…
 
Autonomy, responsibility, self-direction. These are basic tenets of Henry Dingle's educational philosophy. In this slightly longer episode, find out why it's important for you too. There is so much depth to this conversation - we advise listening to this in stages if you don't have the full 45 minutes. There are key 'chapters' within this episode, …
 
Pablo is a Brand Ambassador of the hugely popular tutoring platform, Superprof. Pablo is also a veritable polyglot (a speaker of multiple languages) and he has a wonderful vision for language learning. Hailing from Spain, Pablo added French at university, Mandarin Chinese in his own time and Portuguese through a group of Brazilian friends he made a…
 
If you find an educator with the energy for inspiring children's passion for learning, get in touch. Reuven Tzalmona delivers hands-on STEM workshops for kids (and parents, too): they're electric. Hailing from Toronto, Reuven was able to transform his live in-person, How Cool Is That? classes into online sessions when the lockdown first struck. But…
 
Fiona Mills is a pretty unique tutor. Unique because she's also a practising, qualified lawyer. This allows Fiona to deliver her passion project: legal and life skills for children. Fiona has been a tutor for over 15 years, helping students with their reading and writing skills, alongside her legal studies and career. In 2015, Fiona qualified as a …
 
Sumantha has a wealth of experience in both the entrepreneurial and teaching fields. And tutoring was life-changing for her - what do you need to upgrade your education business? Sumantha McMahon is a cherished member of the Qualified Tutor Community and, perhaps unsurprisingly, has also had great success in building her own communities, both of pa…
 
It's not hard to see why Action Tutoring have been so successful. Built on improving lives for disadvantaged students, the organisation is led marvellously by CEO Susannah Hardyman. Susannah founded Action Tutoring back in 2012 in response to the clear shortage of volunteer tutoring on offer in the UK. Awash with high-end tutors working with the we…
 
Marcia Brissett-Bailey is many things. A voice for change across many sections of society: race, gender, disability, social mobility to name just four. Co-founder of the British Dyslexia Association Cultural Perspective Committee. An Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work and Neurodiversity in Business. A regular Internation…
 
Melanie Brethour is an inspiration to us all. As the mother of a child recently diagnosed with dyslexia, she took the bravest step possible: to set up for helping others. Decoding Dyslexia Quebec was that next step. The group (a Facebook group for the moment, but on the brink of expansion) helps hundreds of parents (and students) understand what dy…
 
What do you need to know to inspire your students to achieve success? Often, it's hard to tell. Listen in to Rachel Stuart and 15+ years of mindset training. Rachel is the founder of The Mindset Lab, an organisation that helps GCSE and A-level students (that’s 16-18 students for those based outside the UK) achieve their potential and gain that all-…
 
This Monday (7th March) marks the true launch of the Specialist Hubs, if you didn't know already ... here, we spoke to the Hub Leaders about their aims and objectives. The Hubs (and their Leaders) are: Science | Georgina Green Maths | Helen Osmond English | Andrea Gadsbey Wellbeing | Sarahlynn Hodder SEND | Kayleigh Crouch Business of Tutoring (whi…
 
We're into a new stage of our podcast. It's episode #101. And we're joined by change-maker and schools expert, Laura McInerney, to chat teaching, tutoring, magic wands and schools. Laura, alongside Professor Becky Allen, founded Teacher Tapp in 2017 as a culmination of a lifetime of interest in gathering information and delivering it to those who n…
 
It's time. We've come to the ONE HUNDREDTH (100th) episode of the Qualified Tutor Podcast. To say we're proud is an understatement. Thank you for being here with us. For a podcast about tutoring, that niche, hush-hush and often 'sidelined' part of education, to reach 100 episodes and almost 8000 downloads shows this industry is more important now t…
 
We're at our 99th episode. To get you excited for the big moment, we brought 3-time podcast guest, Mike Michalowicz, back to the table to inspire you once again. Mike is the author of a hugely valuable series of books on leadership, small business and marketing. It’s a scarily impressive list and Mike’s appetite for serving entrepreneurial leaders …
 
"did teach is a platform dedicated to helping teachers smoothly transition from education into other sectors". Founder Katie Stickley embodies this vision entirely, and it's magical. Katie is the Founder of did teach and also the co-founder of T.I.M.E, having previously worked for many years in the secondary sector. Did teach is a multifaceted site…
 
Individually, they are engaging and inspirational. But together, they are a very powerful force for good: Nudge Education CEO Diego Melo and Service Lead at Nudge Minds, Hannah Mitchell. At the Love Tutoring Festival 24th-28th Jan 2022, Diego & Hannah will be leading the highly valuable lunchtime Insight and Mindfulness Sessions, from 1-1:30pm GMT …
 
Jemma Zoe Smith credits the tutors she worked with as a child for her ambition and success as an adult. Learn how to become that tutor. Jemma runs the highly successful The Education Hotel as well as Top School and Uni, and has built up a great deal of experience and expertise in not only running two education businesses but also in delivering high…
 
Many are calling for an update to the education system. Few are doing so with as much passion and experience as Dave Harris, Managing Director of Independent Thinking Ltd. A former headteacher, Dave is an accomplished author and presenter on development, learning and leadership. He speaks to us here as an expert on change management and on rebootin…
 
BIG NEWS! TutorBird have been announced as Sponsors of Day 5 at the Love Tutoring Festival 2: World Tutoring. Is there a better fit? We don't think so ... If you'd like to have your entire tutoring practice streamlined and stored in one, easy-to-use platform, then TutorBird is your answer. Here, Erin Ross, the Communications Specialist at TutorBird…
 
Nudge Education and Qualified Tutor have been partners for a while. But this brings something different, something special. The Love Tutoring Festival 2: Monday 24th - Friday 28th January 2022. This episode has been released on 23rd December, traditionally a time where business conversations turn to family time and a break from the stresses of the …
 
"I want to bring about change and increase diversity in the world of tech". This is the dream of speaker, writer and tech innovator, Carolyn Adagala. Who's with Carolyn? Carolyn has spent time in a number of top-level positions across several industries, including most notably the automotive industry. Along the way, Carolyn has seen a lot of women …
 
"Marketing is so nebulous … that’s why we’ve put handlebars on it with the Get Different philosophy" - the words of someone who truly understands the M-word. Justin Wise is a marketing expert who does things a little differently. Alongside Mike Michalowicz ('The Author Guy'), Justin ('The Business Guy') set up The Different Company to show small bu…
 
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