The Tutor Pages: endorsements from the Guardian/

February 28th, 2014, 0 Comments

The Tutor Pages has had a good week for endorsements.

First up, Anna Parkin in the Guardian described The Tutor Pages as her ‘first port of call’ when searching for a Russian teacher online. Her article forms part of a new Guardian series called The Case for language learning, supported by the British Academy. The latest article in the series is yesterday’s ‘Are musicians better language learners’, a story which has already had almost 3000 shares on Facebook. The article is written by Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay who is the author of The Music Miracle: The Scientific Secret to Unlocking Your Child’s Full Potential.

That article is also a nice segue for mentioning my guest post on the this week, which gives advice to UK music teachers on the various kinds of organisations they might consider joining to help them in their careers. As a musician myself, I’ve long been a fan of Musicroom. com, and it’s great to see them also express their pleasure in being associated with The Tutor Pages.

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Music Education Expo on 7-8th Feb: free entry

January 17th, 2014, 0 Comments

Private music teachers should definitely consider attending this year’s Music Education Expo, held at The Barbican in London on 7-8th February. It’s the UK’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music education and is entirely free to attend, though you should register beforehand.

For independent music teachers, there is a huge amount on offer. For example, the ISM is presenting talks on your legal rights and how to price your tuition correctly, and the ABRSM’s chief examiner will be giving insights on how they assess musical performance. Moreover, the UK’s most popular online music store will be offering a wide selection of their sheet music at discount prices.

For teachers involved in classroom and academic teaching, Rhinegold publishers are showcasing their new digital versions of GCSE, AS and A2 Study & Revision guides.  And for teachers eager to get to grips with the latest delivery model for educational software in schools, a seminar on the advantages of cloud-based music software tools, such as those developed by MusicFirst, will definitely be of interest.

Finally, there are a number of interactive workshops – such as one on Japanese Taiko drumming – and even a celebrity appearance from the world’s most famous flautist, Sir James Galway.

With so much on offer, music teachers of all kinds are bound to go home inspired and well-informed.

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A Christmas deal for tutors from The Tutors’ Association

December 23rd, 2013, 1 Comment

New Year Tutor

Ok, so this isn’t really a Christmas deal, because it’s likely to be a long term offer. However, I’ve been informed of it in time for Christmas!

In short, The Tutors’ Association (TTA) is offering independent tutors a significant price reduction on membership if they apply as a cluster of 5 tutors. Under these conditions, membership which usually costs £102+VAT drops to only £60, including VAT.

This offer comes as TTA has been confirming some of the developments in their independent tutor membership package:

  • firstly, as with a number of similar organisations, a free legal helpline will be included in the membership fee;
  • secondly, TTA have negotiated an extremely favourable rate of only £50 for both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover up to £1 million each;
  • thirdly, it should be possible to apply for DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificates through TTA, though the details of this are not yet finalised.

For further updates on this, follow our discussions on The Tutor Pages Linkedin Group, and to apply as a group of five tutors for TTA membership, please contact TTA via their website


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