Starting College Successfully – tips for parents

Starting College Successfully – tips for parents

Parents, Transitions
Sunday Dreads on a Wednesday? Last Thursday was the first day back at College after a long summer holiday working on my business. Like many educators approaching the start of term, I had a sleepless night, full of racing thoughts about things not done, liberty lost and exciting ideas for the new year. In an effort to download it all, I grabbed my notebook and frantically scribbled down everything that was on my mind. It got me thinking though: if the anticipation is this intense for me, what must it be like for a student starting college, full of trepidation about this new stage with its exhilarating freedoms and terrifying responsibilities, let alone the all-important social aspects of being in a new environment filled with thousands of teenagers? How can…
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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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Reconnect! Events for parents and carers

Reconnect! Events for parents and carers

About, Courses, Parents
Do you sometimes feel like a stranger in your teenager’s life? The transition from primary to secondary school often sees us losing touch with our network of ‘playground parents’, and when our young people go to college, it can be impossible to find out exactly what is going on in their world. Add to this the stresses and challenges of the teenage years and it’s difficult to know how to help or where to turn. The Life Tutor has a solution! How would it feel to know that there is a group of likeminded parents who have your back? Not just a support group, but a vibrant community guided by an education professional who can give you a unique insight into that seemingly closed world? Online programmes The Life Tutor’s…
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