Adult Learners’ Week 2015

June 16th, 2015, 2 Comments


This week (13-19th June) is Adult Learners’ Week. Now in its 24th year, it is a celebration of lifelong learning in England.

‘Have a go’ learning taster events are planned, there are national and regional awards, as well as a ‘Festival of Learning’. Visit for further details.

So, what do adults love to learn? In their recent survey, NIACE discovered that the top 10 skills that adults in the UK would love to learn included Cooking and baking (39%), Playing a musical instrument (such as the guitar, piano or sax) (23%), Learning a language or languages (21%), Singing (17%) and Photography (15%).

On The Tutor Pages, there are tutors in all of those fields – and you can contact them for free. Just click on the subject links above for further information.


2 Responses to “Adult Learners’ Week 2015”

  1. Bill Chapman says:

    Adult Learners’ Week is when our thoughts turn to learning skills – whether for work or just for the fun of it. The movement promoting Esperanto has now made a new way of learning the planned tongue available free on Duolingo.

    Esperanto is considerably easier to learn than national languages, since its design is far simpler and more regular. Also, unlike national languages, Esperanto allows communication on an equal footing between people, with neither having the usual cultural advantage favouring a native speaker.

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Webinar on online tuition

May 29th, 2015, 4 Comments


Next week at 7pm UK time on Wednesday 3rd June I’ll be presenting a free webinar for WizIQ to discuss the findings of The Tutor Pages recent report into online tuition. It’ll cover such questions as:

  • Who is tutoring online, and which subjects are popular?
  • How do online tutors find new clients?
  • How does income from tutoring online compare with that from face-to-face tuition?
  • How reliable are online clients compared to face-to-face clients?
  • What kind of technology are tutors using online – what kinds of equipment, video services, whiteboards and virtual classroom technology are popular?
  • How do students/ parents pay for online lessons?
  • What do tutors believe the benefits of online tuition are, and is there disagreement over this?
  • Finally, what are the barriers to successful online tuition?

If this interests you, do join me on WizIQ. The webinar details are below:

4 Responses to “Webinar on online tuition”

  1. Tauseef Farooq says:

    Looking forward to it!

  2. Amit says:

    unfortunately I am not free at that time so can I view the recorded session and in case I have questions related to this , can I ask afterwards?

  3. admin says:

    Hi Amit,

    Yes, a recording of the session will be available afterwards!

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Off2Class: English lesson plans for busy tutors

May 20th, 2015, 1 Comment


Being the founder of an elegant, no-nonsense website for private tuition, I was impressed when I came across Canada-based resource for English language tutors, Off2Class. Here’s why:

We believe that all high quality ESL teachers have the ability to generate independent income – independent of school administrators, school districts or online tutoring portals (

It’s rare for a company to celebrate the independence of tutors as their starting point. With that in mind, Off2Class has got to work in building a library of lesson content tailored for English conversation classes either face-to-face or online.

The idea is to help tutors reduce their preparation time, create a high quality learning experience and deliver a professional look for their business – without trying to monetize the tutor-student interaction itself. It’s a hands-off approach which strikes a chord with The Tutor Pages’ ethos.

English language tutors can trial Off2Class for 30 days, and then subscribe at low cost on a monthly basis if they like what they see.

The subscription doesn’t just include lesson plans: there are homework assignments for students, teacher notes and a clever system of tracking students’ progress.

What’s more, Off2Class have even dissected our recent report into online tuition in the UK, and pulled out the most useful findings for online ESL tutors. Bravo!


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