News and Blog posts, find out more about Maths Anxiety and how to help your child.
Want to understand more about home education? Today I interviewed Ilana King from Education Pathfinder who is a home education expert, both as a parent and as an educator. She explained that there are as many styles of home educating as there are children. We had a fascinating chat about home educating and teaching Neurodiverse children.
The most important factor in my teaching is the nurturing and holistic element of treating the child as a person, not just a container to be filled with knowledge.
New Group lessons!
What do Neurodiverse children often love and excel in? Art, creativity and science… Therefore the concept of offering small group lessons to children with similar learning differences but not necessarily exactly the same age was born. Topic-based lessons full of fun! Each session focusing on practical enrichment activities that inspire and encourage children to think, problem-solve and above all, understand the 'hows? and whys?'
It's official now! JMB Tutoring UK is evolving into JMB Educational Services Ltd. Over the next few months, gradually, various parts of the business will be moved over from the client's point of view too. New name, but the same high-quality specialist tuition and the same holistic ethos.
What does a ‘Professional Tutor’ look like?
This week I took part as a panellist on a live Q & A session where we discussed What does a 'Professional Tutor' look like? I joined three other very experienced Tutors (Tracy Landsberg, Jay Shurley and Jo Broadey) who are also like me in The Tutors Learning Network (https://tutorsnetwork.org) where we support each other with networking and quality CPD each week. Our panel session was live-streamed into our parent's page https://www.facebook.com/tutorslearningnetwork and has now been uploaded to our …
Support your Dyslexic Child with Home learning
Home learning during the pandemic can be a stressful experience for parents and children alike. If your child is struggling with a Specific Learning Difficulty, (SpLD), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD, there are added difficulties to cope with and greater patience often required by parents. Dyslexic children may need additional time to complete tasks, help with reading and recording, and may find live lessons move too fast. To find out more, read Sarah …
Life Long Learning
As educators, we are much more aware of the need to be developing life long learning ourselves and for our pupils and their families, and how beneficial it is to have an open mindset towards learning and change.
1st Podcast done!
Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new and challenging isn't easy to do and creates anxiety. Last week I joined forces with Julia Silver founder of the Qualified Tutor organisation, and we recorded an episode for their podcast series. The podcast is now edited and available on all usual podcast sites.
Award-winning Educational Product
I am so excited to announce that I won an award on Friday. Best Educational Product. For a fifty-something who has taken a leap of faith into self-employment, it has been quite a year learning to pivot and adapt! I had always tutored in person, but in late February/early March 2020 I realised that I was going to need to go online, and stay online and therefore I have striven to make my online teaching …
Fact or Myth?
You have to be fast to be good…' 'Some people just can’t do Maths, so there’s no point in trying…' These are just two of the myths around Maths and Maths learning. These myths and others have been debunked in educational research many times over. I have been reading some of this research to keep myself abreast of educational theory.