Mornning all Probably should have introduced myself sooner. Have spent the past eighteen months snarling and moaning about the evils of capability. I worked in a top school for fifteen years, so being suddenly told I was useless came as a bit of a shock. I managed to re establish myself as a tutor pretty quickly, and have been stunned by the demand for it, and the horror stories coming back to me on a weekly basis. Christmas 2015 consisted of me feeling really stressed and ill. A few months later I would collapse and nearly die with an illness which was almost certainly triggered by the stress and bullying as it has lain dormant for decades and never caused a problem. Christmas 2016, however, is looking good. I've managed to get virtually all my lovely students through reccommenedation and Facebook, they have all made genuine progress, I'm back in the driving seat teaching interesting texts, and...the thank you presents! I'm stunned. In twenty years of a career, I've never had so many kind cards or gifts. Really impressed! Now all I have to do is get them all into their top choice schools! Anyone else on here looking back on a recent career changed year as a tutor and thinking what a lucky escape they've just had?