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Why now is a great time to be a private tutor

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Education is entering a new era. With new national curriculums in place – plus more subjects being overhauled at secondary level – there’s a lot of uncertainty just now about how children will fare.

New testing procedures mean that children will need to learn a different skill-set to achieve qualifications. And with a projected 582,000 rise in primary and secondary age pupils by 2020, it begs the question: will the education system cope?

It’s already under pressure, since teaching is one of the most stressful professions there is. Because of overburdened workloads, many very able teachers leave the profession each year – unable to meet the growing demands on their private time.

Private tutoring opportunities

Being a personal tutor at 1-2-1 Home Tutors here in Manchester is a fantastic opportunity open to teachers who’ve might have left the classroom but still want to teach.

Plus, it’s an ideal career for teachers who’ve chosen a career break to raise their children, or simply because they want to do something different.

Equally, private tuition can also suit someone with a specific skill or background. We have some superb tutors here who don’t come from a teaching background, who are nonetheless incredibly talented at helping children and adults learn.

Is that you? Are you looking for a flexible career teaching skills and knowledge one-to-one? If so, we’re hiring!

Welcome to our tutor team

Whether you’re a specialist from Manchester or you live in Cheshire, we want to hear from you! With demand for 11+ tutors, for example, around Altrincham, Didsbury, Sale and Wilmslow just now, we’ve jobs aplenty.

Just fill the form in at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you.

Can a private tutor really make a difference?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

‘Time’ is something which none of us can get back. And yet we often come across children here in Manchester who struggle to achieve in the time they have, or who waste so much time and energy as they don’t know how to get the best out of themselves.

Unfortunately, being in a class full of other children competing for the teacher’s attention means that time is in short supply. That’s one of the reasons why we come across many children who’ve struggled with a subject for months, and sometimes years.

Often, all a struggling child needs is someone to sit and explain a tricky technique or skill at their pace within an environment where they feel supported. Since some children hate drawing attention to themselves and their difficulties, they can get trapped in a cycle of underachievement.

Private tuition can change all that! In fact, one-to-one attention can actually accelerate learning. We’d be rich if we charged a fiver for every parent who said they were amazed at how much their child had improved in such a short space of time!

Time, then, is just one of the gifts of having a personal tutor. Do you want to find out all the others? If your child struggles at primary or secondary school , or they have a mental block when it comes to a subject, we can help.

With tutors spanning Manchester and Cheshire, we’ve a kind, patient tutor ready to listen. Just call 1-2-1 Home Tutors!