Finding continuing professional development (CPD) for independent educators (i.e. tutors) can be difficult. CPD for tutors looks similar to that for teachers which means that it often takes place in schools and is off-limits for tutors. Most of the time, CPD for tutors therefore takes place within larger tutoring agencies, which can be similarly off-limits if you are not affiliated with such an agency. This means that tutors are often searching for CPD opportunities and over recent years, a number of conferences and informal meet-ups have sprung up that have opened their events up to all educators. Despite this, there still remains a space for educators wishing to improve in a more flexible way and have some training which is portable.
We were therefore pleased to learn about Qualified Tutor (QT) and had the pleasure of speaking to Julia Silver, the founder, to learn more about their vision for developing tutors. Impressed with the ideas, we thought we’d share an opportunity for you to learn with QT.
Tutoring is a rewarding and flexible job, and the need for tutors has never been greater.
The Qualification for Tutors is a new, independent qualification. We will teach you:
- Safeguarding for Tutors – How to Keep Yourself Safe; How to Keep Children Safe
- Relationship Matters – How to create a Culture of Learning
- The Learning Loop – Assess, Plan, Teach, Reassess
- An overview of Special Educational Needs, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Informative, engaging and thought provoking – I would highly recommend it to all tutors!
– Rose Matthews, Biochemistry MSc, University of Oxford
The Qualification for Tutors will give you the tools you need to become a successful tutor. Over four live workshops, we will introduce the core concepts of tutoring, and give you plenty of opportunities for discussion and peer support. The course is written and facilitated by experienced tutors and teacher-trainers
Having breakout groups and discussion prompts helped me learn from others and share my experiences.
– Evie M, Postgraduate English Literature
If you’re already tutoring, the Qualification for Tutors will help you to level up – and to earn more and tutor more effectively.
If you’re new to tutoring, the Qualification for Tutors will help you to do a great job from the start.
After joining university recently, I was looking for some extra income to support my studies. When I found Qualified Tutor, I was able to learn more about tutoring itself. They taught all areas of tutoring in great detail, allowing me to become knowledgeable and safe. Without their support, I couldn’t have become the tutor I am now.
– Dan Wardle – Business Studies, Leeds University
Qualified Tutor podcast with educ8all
If you want some insight into some educ8all ideas regarding teaching online, you may be interested to know that QT kindly interviewed educ8all founder, Vishal Bhogaita, recently. You can hear Vishal’s thoughts via the links below:
Android: check out http://bit.ly/3c8QSTD
Apple: visit http://apple.co/2W42B0e
Spotify: go to http://spoti.fi/3fq0ew8
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