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Build your own website

Build your own website

After running the How to Tutor Online Course for over 2 years I realised that building a website was where people were coming unstuck   An online tutor with no website ? Emm...it's a bit like a hairdresser with no scissors, a gardener with no lawnmower ...you get the...

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Content: you’ve already done the work!

Content: you’ve already done the work!

Walking my dogs this morning I was listening  to this week's Desert Island Discs If you're in my Facebook Group you'll know what this week one of my recommended podcasts is Desert Island Discs - other people's lives combined with their choices of favourite music is...

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Marketing for online tutors

Marketing for online tutors

How has your New Year started ? Same old, same old... or are you out the traps at a great pace and off to the races ? A lot of metaphors there - and mixed metaphors at that ! It's going to be a good year for online tutoring, I just know it. Schools are short staffed,...

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How much should a tutor be paid?

How much should a tutor be paid?

How much should a tutor be paid ? Better Pay, More Respect are the resolutions of many teachers and tutors for 2020 I'm in touch with a lot of educators- teachers and tutors. I also read blogs written by teachers and check in with their ongoing discussions on various...

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It’s a great time to start tutoring online

It’s a great time to start tutoring online

Is it a good time to start tutoring online?  Well, consider this ...In many cultures around the world, we expect teenagers who are fresh out of high school to choose a career. Not a starter job, mind you, but a career they expect to remain in for the next 40 years. ...

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Alternative Careers for Teachers

Alternative Careers for Teachers

Many teachers decide to enter the profession based solely on the fact that within a few years they will most likely become millionaires. Oh, wait. Just kidding.  No teachers enter their profession because of the money. It’s common knowledge that pretty much wherever...

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Want to have an online course?

Want to have an online course?

As many of you know, I have an online course that walks you through the steps of setting up your online tutoring business. My goal is to make the transition from traditional teaching to the virtual classroom not only painless, but exciting and joyful even. Once you...

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TUTOR SPOTLIGHT – Stacey Howe Lott

TUTOR SPOTLIGHT – Stacey Howe Lott

There are online tutors, and then there is Stacey Howe-Lott. Her confidence, verve and mastery of the virtual teaching format make our business look downright sexy. I was thrilled to sit down and chat with Stacey about her journey from the traditional to the digital...

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Overworked teacher, what does your holiday look like?

Overworked teacher, what does your holiday look like?

Yep, overworked teacher or not, Christmas, and all that comes with it, is finally upon us, for better or worse. Can you feel it? You know, the time of year everyone, even us overworked teachers have been thinking about / dreading / preparing for since shops filled...

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Facebook for Online Tutors- do you need it?

Facebook for Online Tutors- do you need it?

A Facebook Page for online tutors?  Here’s how setting one up will help you showcase your tutoring skills You know that to tutor online you need to have an online presence . You just don’t want to set up a website just yet. I get that. It can be a daunting...

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How Do Online Tutors Find Students?

How Do Online Tutors Find Students?

How do Online Tutors Find students A guide to using tutoring agencies, social media, and your website to attract the right students to work with you  I speak to people about online tutoring. A lot.  And very quickly they see the benefits of working online for both...

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Do you want to teach online? Here’s what you need

Do you want to teach online? Here’s what you need

  I want to teach online - I must get at least 5 emails every week with that as the subject heading. But I couldn't believe the response to my recent post about the Top 1% of teachers... ...or, more accurately, my post about the other 99%. You know, the ones...

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Life as an Online Tutor

Life as an Online Tutor

LIFE AS AN ONLINE TUTOR Over the years, many teachers have asked me how I made the transition from 1:1 teaching to start online tutoring.  here's my experience of classroom teaching versus online teaching  AUGUST 1993 Dear diary, I shouldn’t be awake right now. It’s...

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Start Tutoring Online – a whole new you

Start Tutoring Online – a whole new you

Online tutoring: recreate your teaching career.There’s nothing like the start of a school year to make you think.Resolutions and fresh starts, yes...but for many, it’s also a time to reflect  on the past ad regroup. To take stock.Think for a moment about the past...

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What can I teach online?

What can I teach online?

WHAT CAN I TEACH ONLINE? I'd be very rich if I had a pound every time someone asked me so, what can I teach online?This is a question I'm asked by lots of people when I explain what I do for a living. Because what I do, teaching online is exciting and people are...

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What does online tutoring look like ?

What does online tutoring look like ?

WHAT DOES ONLINE TUTORING LOOK LIKE? My husband says I'm nosy. I say I'm interested, intelligently inquistive, inquiring even. Admittedly that's debatable when I have my face squeezed up at someone else's  window when we're out for a walk  by the seashore. True, I...

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Teachers – do you value yourself ?

TEACHERS - DO YOU VALUE YOURSELF? Last month I sat in the waiting room at my son's  orthodontist  while his braces were fixed. A sign on the notice board caught my eye: 64 patients missed their appointments last month and didn't call to cancel. That's 16 hours of lost...

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Tutor Online

Tutor Online

There's something about the view from a sun lounger that makes everything seem, well... different. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I've had some of my best ideas on holiday. The combination of  heat, swimming and Ambre Solaire creates space in my brain, stills...

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Summer Time and the Working is Easy

Are you worried about your income over the summer? Summer can be a dead time - and for some tutors a worrying time. In my first year of tutoring online I was lucky enough to tutor an international  junior tennis player as she travelled around the world -...

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Montblanc, Moleskines and Macs

I've always loved stationery. I think it's a teacher/writer thing. Propelling pencils, rubbers, paper clips,  notebooks...they all offer so much potential. I never studied particularly hard at school but boy, was I organised! I spent a lot of the school summer...

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Can You Make Money Tutoring Online?

Can You Make Money Tutoring Online?

Can you make money online tutoring is a question I'm asked. Often. Ten years ago I was paid the going rate for online tutoring. Or so I thought. I live in a fairly affluent area in Scotland, an area where parents are very keen for their children to do well in exams....

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10 Myths About Online Tutoring

There are many myths about online tutoring- things people believe about how it works and how people will respond to it . Like many long held beliefs, many of these are simply not true and for the last 8 years now I've been trying to field these objections in a bid for...

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The times they are a-changing!

Have you ever read something  that instantly propelled you into the future? I had one such moment last week reading a newspaper . A local council in Scotland (where I live) is cutting costs and proposes to cut the school week from the traditional five days to just...

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