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the best thing about being a tutor is....

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by langteacher, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. SayItLikeItIs

    SayItLikeItIs Occasional commenter

    To add to the list, I get to choose the resources and the CPD that I want. Parental approval of resources (rather than management humming and hawing) is an added bonus. And my choice of CPD doesn't mean that I then have to 'repay' it with a staff INSET contribution or use in all plans and lessons going forwards! Although it does cost of course.
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  2. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    I keep my level of Italian up but going to a school for foreigners in Italy for a week each year. Not sure I had any perks of the job in the school
  3. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    You can do the teach how you would want to, without having to look over your shoulder all the time.
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  4. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Snap! Similar experiences to you. We should do a meetup!
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  5. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

  6. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Oh blimey yes I remember that. The school I was at so badly run yet all the kids do well as teachers do it al, for them, it’s a private school...so ironically, the type of aren’t whjxhnassled me to work my fourteenth your for fee laying Johnny now begs me to to one sole paid and strings free hour for little Charles. Oh the irony. It’s getting all the time back to create other sidelines and futureproof earning systems that appeals to me the most. Doubtless I will return at some point when I am debt fee and can afford to work for fleck all for stupid management drones,
  7. Sir_Henry

    Sir_Henry Occasional commenter

    I expect it will happen in time.
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  8. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Well some goons have tried to set up the national tutor agency thing and it has bombed. The whole pint is that we’re propping up the state education system and are out of TPS, so until full automisation arrives, courtesy of Google TES-Ed, Amazon or whatever, make hay while the sun shines!
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  9. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    Getting positive feedback from parents.
    Seeing students improve and knowing you had something to do with it.

    Deciding your own working hours.
    Getting paid immediately and in cash.
  10. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Make hay while the sun shines!
  11. Grace100

    Grace100 New commenter

    WOW! This is so true. I went through the exact same ordeal. It is a shame that your fellow teachers could not be happy for you, I just could not understand it. My closest colleague just started maltreating me along with so many others. I was asked so many awkward questions. "How are going to live/eat, what about your pension, will you survive?...."
    Well, 5 yrs of private tuition and I am almost at full list.
  12. Abitofeverything

    Abitofeverything Occasional commenter

    In my area, you can make a comfortable living from 11+ tutoring. I teach 18 lessons a week and earn the same if not more than a full-time teacher's wage.
  13. bramblesarah

    bramblesarah Occasional commenter

    I get to teach with a textbook and I love textbooks. I learnt maths by doing questions from a textbook and that is how I want to teach, but when I was teaching in schools everything had to be typed on a PowerPoint.
  14. SayItLikeItIs

    SayItLikeItIs Occasional commenter

    I don't particularly like using text books, but in a general sense agree in a general sense that one of the best things - in fact THE BEST, and most satisfying thing - about being a tutor is that I get to choose the resources I think are appropriate for each child.
  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Getting paid in cash is illegal if you don't declare it.
  16. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    Blimey! Don't tell Dell boy Trotter.
  17. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    I'm 100% with you on that one. I've always liked to use a good text book and always based my schemes of work on one. Schools don't do that now and get in a pickle because of it. Particularly at A level they are teaching a topic and find students don't have some bit of pre-required knowledge. The textbooks are structured so this doesn't happen.
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  18. suzette

    suzette Occasional commenter

    Well I must be doing something wrong, as most of my tutoring does involve marking and a brief lesson plan!
  19. suzette

    suzette Occasional commenter

    Yeah, I'm all of the above! Plus I've managed to get to the gym more often than I was able to when I was working in a school & I'm fitter than I've been in ages!!
  20. bramblesarah

    bramblesarah Occasional commenter

    Totally, I don't just have one textbook that I make every child use. I now have time to make resources for topics like bearings and transformations which don't lend themselves well to being taught from a textbook. But it's the trust as well the parents trust me to teach their child and I don't have to jump through hoops and make sure every lessons has a tie to British values when I am just teaching expanding and factoring!
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