Sunday, 16 July 2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

refresh info



Tuesday, 11 July 2017

added bbc media and itv apps, #WASPI_Campaign too - £11500.00 owed on 42 yrs NI and counting

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.

Internet speed and working

The fastest time used to be 3am to 7am but lately that isnt so,  today 5.30am to 11.30am has been ok,  but that cant be tested again until Thurs as the bband provider is working on maintenance tomorrow.

Bureaucracy takes its toll on planning

say no more but its putting plans back.

Backups and new sim with tethering to use the pc to update resources

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.

Ongoing resource making

New history web-blog-intranet

in the design phase to be ready for September

Monday, 10 July 2017

An hour a day Literacy and Numeracy online possible project

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?


Google Books



Analytic? Onsett and Rime


planning includes looking for the best info to work with over years


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