Why everyone* should go to university

Why everyone* should go to university

Coaching, University
The college where I work is well known throughout the region for its high standards. Progress and results are great, most of our students are successful at university and we’re one of the biggest state providers of entrants to Oxford and Cambridge. Not bad for a non-selective city sixth form, and I’m proud to have played a part in that success. It annoys the hell out of me though! In the UK, there is such a cultural emphasis on elitism: according to social mobility charity the Sutton Trust, 24% of MPs are Oxbridge educated and two-thirds of Boris Johnson’s cabinet went to private schools, compared to 7% of the general population. It’s as if we’ve become blinkered, believing that privilege is the only measure of someone’s worth. Old-fashioned deference is…
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Ride the Waves! Life Coaching for Teens

Ride the Waves! Life Coaching for Teens

About, Coaching
Do you know a young person who is feeling worried, stressed, overwhelmed or just not right? Are you looking for one-to-one support for your child? You’ve come to the right place. Working in the education sector, I'm all too aware of the scarcity of resources to support students when they need it most. I’ve spent nearly 20 years putting systems in place to make things better, but I STILL feel frustrated every time I have to turn a young person away because the next one is waiting in line, or because I’m rushing off to the classroom. That’s why I’ve devised Ride the Waves, the coaching package that’s designed especially for people aged 14-21. Clients get my undivided attention, for as much time as they want to book, and fully customised…
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Who is The Life Tutor?

Who is The Life Tutor?

About, Coaching, Parents
"I'm on a mission to help young people thrive in their education and take control of their future" My name is Lucy Aditi and I believe that education should help, not harm. Sadly, this doesn’t always seem to be the case: working in the state education sector, I’m all too aware of the scarcity of resources to support students when they need it most. Independents bring their own set of challenges: students report feeling huge pressure to meet high expectations generated by the simple act of exchanging money for learning. The education system throughout much of the world doesn’t cater for individual difference either – classrooms and exams don’t suit everyone – and much anxiety is created by forcing square pegs into round holes. So how are young people supposed…
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