Sherrie from Bolton Tuition Centre explains a typical day for her as a children's teacher/tutor.
After being a classroom teacher for 16 years, I became a personal tutor and then bought the franchise 5.5 years ago.
We help students to ‘be the best that they can be’ – some need help to achieve ‘average’ grades, some need 11+ preparation, some need A* grades to become doctors, etc.7
I love the fact that no two days are the same. Working with children usually means that even the best laid plans do not always work out the way that you expect them to do!
A typical day…
Check emails – do I have any queries from parents of my present students/ assessments to book into the diary?
Look for educational articles – I need to keep on top of the changes that happen almost weekly within our education system, as parents rely upon me to know the answers.
Planning time…every student has their own, individual lesson plan tailored for them every week. Each teacher is responsible for the stimulation and encouragement of the students through their planning and, as I teach the majority of the students in our Centre, I have the most planning to complete.
Meet up with other like-minded business people for lunch/coffee. Have a chat about life, the universe and everything.
Students start to arrive. After a tough day at school, it is amazing how many of our students literally skip up the stairs to start their lesson with us. Smiles for everyone, especially stressed parents and new students.
Listen to the stories of what has happened throughout the week (from parents and students) whilst encouraging them to start their work, remember their homework, help with what to make for tea – our skills are endless!
Squeeze assessments into the few remaining spaces and make a mental note to start looking for another member of staff.
Close up the building after a long day (usually 9am until 7.15pm), drive home, make tea, catch up on television programmes, call my mum, talk to my husband, walk the dogs, go to the gym and go to sleep (not necessarily in that order!).
If you would like to find out any more information about Bolton Tuition Centre, give them a call on 01204 363550
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