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career advice needed urgently!

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by 1mm1grate, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. 1mm1grate

    1mm1grate New commenter

    Don't suppose you can help me. I can't seem to get the advice I want. I've been on so many sites and yet have ended up nowhere. I want to teach but have tried being a teaching assistant and it hasnt worked. I want to teach Maths and Science one-to-one or small groups of pupils and am trying to get in to tutoring, however I did my alevels in 1993 so how am I meant to polish up on my knowledge? I dont have much money so can not buy lots of books and anyway I wouldnt know which one to buy and where to start. Any ideas? or could you point me in the right direction? I'm nearly 36 and going nowhere in my career even though i have a degree and alevels
     
  2. 1mm1grate

    1mm1grate New commenter

    Don't suppose you can help me. I can't seem to get the advice I want. I've been on so many sites and yet have ended up nowhere. I want to teach but have tried being a teaching assistant and it hasnt worked. I want to teach Maths and Science one-to-one or small groups of pupils and am trying to get in to tutoring, however I did my alevels in 1993 so how am I meant to polish up on my knowledge? I dont have much money so can not buy lots of books and anyway I wouldnt know which one to buy and where to start. Any ideas? or could you point me in the right direction? I'm nearly 36 and going nowhere in my career even though i have a degree and alevels
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I assume from what you say that you do not wish to be employed as a teacher in school (as you say you want to teach individuals or small groups) and therefore private tuition is the only way, unless you can find a tutorial college ('crammer') that will employ you. As for 'polishing up your knowledge - what courses are offered by institutions near you?
    A degree is usually necessary, however - there are lots of graduates offering private tuition at present. Have you looked at modules offered by the Open University?
     
  4. DM

    DM New commenter

    For maths you could do a subject knowledge audit at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (it is free but you do need to register):
    https://www.ncetm.org.uk/self-evaluation/
     

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