Sunday, 16 July 2017
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
apps should be good for efl as i tend not to watch the telly most folk do, i can direct EFL students to sport and possibly local news which should be easier language wise. Definitely not for soaps.
The #WASPI_Campaign is really important, I should have received £11500 in pension payments to now.
Onwards etc, build the tuition business.
All setup and working, quite a stressful change but one thats been planned. Now exam season is completed theres time to reflect evolve and begin the EFL to keep English skills for students.
All take time and planning and resources plus admin to keep on track to ensure tuition is all year round.
Monday, 10 July 2017
Checking the VAT situation if more than one student at a time, or planning local groups
Then theres the content planning.
ongoing project catch-up reading, Phonics become Analytic but should Synthetic Phonics be repeated instead?
Analytic? Onsett and Rime
Friday, 7 July 2017
Useful insights below (altered slightly for privacy reasons)
I find the LEA 'moving supply and contract staff on' bureaucratic paperwork onslaught just after exam time is really stressful just as it all looks bleak for the summertime. The renewal paperwork, at a time when landlords are moving students on until next September or final uni students moved on all together or prevented from staying locally is not something established Tutors should be caught up in. Its inevitable however that we are.
The online agencies could help by having a 'how many years tutoring in this area' information.
Exam time is so stressful and when Specifications are changing its even more so.
The insightful quote:-
"I tutor full time. GCSE science. I've been doing it for years now. Coming in to the exam season I find I tutor about 30 to 35 hours a week. The last exams are today and I am absolutely shattered. Banking as much money as I can in my busy couple of months and take the summer off is not how it goes. My house is a mess, my freezer empty, my children wild. If I am to be super-professional and organised in September, I've a lot to do. I also sort out my lesson bank, make sure my past papers are in order, do my accounts, and briefly become a lady wot lunches until my own children break up from school
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Everyday admin (hundreds of emails)
Academic Summer term and summer 'holidays' tuition goes to exams. Sorting online and local TEFL ESOL, new Specifications A Level and GCSE
Creating new resources
Academic Autumn Term, TEFL ESOL online and local, sorting websites and planning.
All everyday emails, keeping up online resource sites
Hoping to create a virtual factory or similar reapurce
All balanced against Repetitive Strain Injury, some days are better than others. Pacing work and lifestyle balance is important.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The KipMcGrath setup in Derby was impressive it was just an interview
Pleased i did not opt for actual lesson resource making as a sole trader now Specifications and Education focus has cchanged twice since 2008.
The tuition has improved with online booking but is still seasonal and isnt a week or month by month income over 12 months.
Maybe for next year i can organise worshops in the Easter and Exam breaks. This will need vat registration.
Otherwise just keeping up with textbook changes and buying and travel to tutees stretches a limited income but its not possible to work without either,
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Kindle app downloaded AGAIN its always the first to go for space on the ph, sigh
A proper daylight sunshiny day and no datatime hassles would be good.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
There are online courses where students just need an introduction to how to study but checking the Specification and dates can highlight if the online course is ok.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Constantly checking tutoring websites replying to messages and linking with new tutees.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Friday, 6 January 2017
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
KS2 xmas holiday
Bought and Downloaded Kindle Edexcel Ecc student workbook unit 1
Planning revision linking to linear learning AS-A2
Tourism soc media
Resources for book ongoing
Possibility of sponsors
Links on qaawyrd wordpress