Blog Posts

Digital Visibility for Tutors: Starting with Facebook and Google

Digital Visibility for Tutors: Starting with Facebook and Google

Embarking on your digital marketing journey? My post, ‘Digital Visibility for Tutors: Starting with Facebook and Google,’ offers targeted advice on setting up a Facebook Business Page to enhance your tutoring service’s online presence. Discover how to start attracting more students today while preparing for future expansion into Google Business Profile in upcoming content.

Top 10 Tips for Attending the Dyslexia Show and Dyscalculia Show 2024?

Top 10 Tips for Attending the Dyslexia Show and Dyscalculia Show 2024?

Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th, 2024, the NEC in Birmingham will host the annual Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Show. This is a must-attend event if you’re involved with or interested in Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, or Neurodiversity in general. Keep reading if you want to know more about what to expect at the Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Show and how to make the most of it. Including my top 10 tips for getting the most out of the experience.

Independent Tutors’ Guide to Tracking Social Media Posts and Leads

Independent Tutors’ Guide to Tracking Social Media Posts and Leads

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, independent tutors face a myriad of challenges and opportunities in the digital realm. Discover how to navigate social media advertising effectively, attract leads, and optimise your marketing efforts with my eBook guide. Harness the power of Facebook, understand group dynamics, and measure the success of your advertising campaigns with the user-friendly spreadsheet template. Revolutionise your tutoring business today.

My Exclusive Priority Grids: Yours for Free

My Exclusive Priority Grids: Yours for Free

Explore the Priority Grid system, a method tailored for effective task management. Crafted for both personal use and my coaching clients, this system is a blend of proven techniques to simplify task organisation. It offers a clear, structured approach to managing tasks, especially for those dealing with Executive Functioning issues. Receive a comprehensive guide with our exclusive PDF grids and step-by-step instructions for daily task prioritisation.

Navigating the Festive Networking Scene: My Journey of Networking and Growth at Radio Bath’s Gala Dinner

Navigating the Festive Networking Scene: My Journey of Networking and Growth at Radio Bath’s Gala Dinner

Navigating the festive networking scene at Radio Bath’s Gala Dinner:
I share my personal journey of attending a festive event, which was a significant step out of my comfort zone due to my usual discomfort in social settings. I discuss the sensory challenges I faced amidst the noise and lights, and how I found moments of joy and engagement throughout the evening. The post emphasises the continuous nature of building professional relationships, underscoring the importance of attending events, engaging in professional groups, and fostering quality connections over quantity. Reflecting on my proactive integration into the Bath business community since my return after over 30 years, I highlight how each event has broadened my network and introduced me to inspiring individuals. I stress that networking is more than just exchanging business cards; it’s about creating genuine connections that can lead to mentorship and unforeseen career opportunities. I conclude by encouraging readers to step out of their comfort zones and seize every interaction as an opportunity to expand their networks and establish meaningful relationships, particularly highlighting the value of women-focused networks such as BBWA and HerSpace events. This post is a blend of my personal experiences and professional insights, aimed at motivating others to embrace networking for both personal and professional growth.

Making the Leap: From Classroom Teaching to Full-time Tuition – Essential Strategies

Making the Leap: From Classroom Teaching to Full-time Tuition – Essential Strategies

“Making the Leap: From Classroom Teaching to Full-time Tuition – Essential Strategies” is a guide for educators transitioning to full-time tutoring. It discusses the importance of creating diverse income streams for financial security and the strategic building of a client base, sometimes utilising agencies. The blog emphasises the significance of viewing other tutors as collaborators, not competitors, and encourages maintaining fair pricing that reflects one’s expertise and experience. It also highlights the importance of recognising personal limitations in helping students, the benefits of specialised coaching, particularly for those with Neurodiverse backgrounds, and the necessity of self-evaluation to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, it offers focused marketing advice, targeting specific problems for specific audiences, and extends an offer for personalised guidance to support educators in their tutoring journey.

5 Effective Ways to Foster Collaboration in the Tutoring Community

5 Effective Ways to Foster Collaboration in the Tutoring Community

In the tutoring community, it’s easy to view each other as competitors rather than colleagues. This blog post explores five strategies to shift your mindset from competition to collaboration, detailing the journey from a local, isolated tutor to becoming an integral part of a global tutoring network. Learn about the power of networking, shared ambitions, resource sharing, collective success, and the benefits of collaboration over competition.

Your Time Matters: Smarter, More Focused Updates Ahead!

Your Time Matters: Smarter, More Focused Updates Ahead!

Our June Newsletter is packed with exciting updates! Get ready for smarter, more focused content as we switch to blogs via email every Wednesday. Discover new coaching services tailored to tackle your specific challenges. We’re also introducing flexible email preferences so you can stay engaged without being bombarded. Read on for more details and be sure not to miss our special August offer!

Balancing Your Time: The Dilemma of Giving Away Your Time for Free

Balancing Your Time: The Dilemma of Giving Away Your Time for Free

Should you or shouldn’t you give your time for free at any point? It’s a question that often sparks debate among tutors and mentors. In this blog post, I delve into the importance of balancing time and compensation in the tutoring industry.
We explore the value of an efficient onboarding process, the benefits of setting clear boundaries, and the significance of offering a free advice call for parents. By understanding the delicate balance between giving your time and valuing your expertise, you can enhance your tutoring journey and achieve long-term success.
Read on to uncover valuable insights and strategies for maximising your time investment while ensuring fair compensation.

Time’s Up: Exploring the Relationship Between Time Pressure, Stress, and Maths Anxiety

Time’s Up: Exploring the Relationship Between Time Pressure, Stress, and Maths Anxiety

Time pressure and stress can have a profound impact on a student’s performance in maths, often leading to what we call ‘maths anxiety.’ This blog post uncovers the neuroscience behind maths anxiety and the effects of cortisol on the brain’s prefrontal cortex, the command centre for our executive functions. We discuss the implications of cognitive overload and chronic stress on maths learning, while also offering strategies to build resilience against maths anxiety. Moreover, it highlights the importance of creating a supportive, pressure-free learning environment and rethinking traditional notions of speed in maths. Dive into this comprehensive exploration of maths anxiety, and discover the role of neuroscience in shaping better maths learning experiences.

Your Voice Matters: You + Me = win a 60 Minute Mentoring Call. May 2023 Newsletter

Your Voice Matters: You + Me = win a 60 Minute Mentoring Call. May 2023 Newsletter

Discover valuable insights and win a 60-Minute Mentoring Call by sharing your thoughts on growing your business as an educator/tutor. Dive into engaging blog posts on Maths Anxiety, Cognitive Flexibility, and the transformative power of AI in education. Join us at Jackpot Maths and make a difference in inclusive learning environments for Neurodiverse students.

Battling Maths Anxiety with… Snakes?

Battling Maths Anxiety with… Snakes?

Battling Maths Anxiety with a Neurodiverse student by veering off the usual path. A unique role reversal occurs, where snakes become the topic of choice and student becomes the expert. A neurodiverse student of mine with a passion for these slithery reptiles yet plagued with a crippling fear of maths. We were studying pie charts when the topic of pets arose and derailed our mathematical journey. In our Zoom classroom, she was now the authority, confidently sharing her wealth of knowledge on snakes. This role reversal offered a renewed perspective on the fears and anxieties students grapple with when faced with maths. It highlighted the importance of adaptability and the freedom to cater to a student’s needs in real-time.

Adapting to Change: The Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Our Neurodiverse World

Adapting to Change: The Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Our Neurodiverse World

Cognitive Flexibility, a critical Executive Function, empowers our ability to think creatively and adapt to changing circumstances. This ability impacts our daily life significantly, particularly for the neurodiverse community. With the potential of Neuroplasticity, however, we can work to enhance this function and better navigate our increasingly complex world.

AI as an Ally: Transforming Education through Equity and Justice

AI as an Ally: Transforming Education through Equity and Justice

AI is more than just a technological innovation; it’s a tool for social change. In our classrooms, we can use AI to eliminate barriers and promote equity and justice, giving each student the individual support they need to thrive. This isn’t just about levelling the playing field—it’s about reshaping the field itself.

Building Trust and Connections with Your Pupils for Effective Learning

Building Trust and Connections with Your Pupils for Effective Learning

In this blog post, I share various strategies to build trust and connections with your pupils for effective learning. By understanding their interests, being authentic, and shifting power dynamics, you can create an environment where students feel supported and comfortable, ultimately leading to personal growth and academic success.

Unlocking Maths Potential: Debunking Myths and Embracing a Growth Mindset

Unlocking Maths Potential: Debunking Myths and Embracing a Growth Mindset

Maths learning is often clouded by common myths and misconceptions that limit students’ potential. This blog post explores these myths and highlights the power of a Growth Mindset in helping students succeed. Learn about the importance of embracing mistakes, moving beyond speed, and offering praise that fosters a positive attitude towards Maths. Empower your students with the tools they need to excel in Maths and beyond.