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The real reason why unhappy teachers stay

The 31st May is a date that practically every teacher has burned into their psyche. It’s the ‘last chance saloon, after which, if a teacher doesn’t hand in their notice, they are essentially deciding to stay in their role for at least another 6 months. Decide to stay, or decide

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I was turning away clients…..

1:1 tuition can feel like the obvious get-out from your 60-hour teaching job . . . until you get really busy, teaching all sorts of things to all sorts of people. Whilst this is a very nice problem to have, it always leads to very specific pain points. Firstly –

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The 3 options to replace your teaching job

You want to leave teaching, so what are your options? 1 – Find a new job starting at the bottom of the ladder again, taking a pay cut 2 – Retrain in a different career – costing you money in the short term with no pay in the medium term

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Why I only work with teachers

People ask me why I only work with teachers. Here’s why. As teachers, we’re battling a huge amount of scrutiny and there’s a monstrous pay gap to overcome.  People still think teaching is an easy option because they have no idea what the job is really like.  The odds are against you

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50% of teachers on antidepressants?

Today on a coaching call with a teacher, I learned that she was off work with stress due to a number of issues which I won’t go into here…let’s just say I have heard them all before  (& experienced some myself). She shared with me that she had contemplated ‘ending

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GCSE languages compulsory?

Compulsory GCSE languages?

Happy to have contributed to the languages conversation here in the UK (thank you SecEd) 🙏 We can’t ignore the impact that COVID & Brexit are having (and will continue to have) on the decisions we make about what young people actually need to thrive today. We can’t continue to

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December sees spike in teacher stress

I always found that November was the worst month for me as a teacher. The dark mornings and short days would start to sap at any energy and optimism I had left. I know this will resonate with many of you, as this is the time of year where I

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I chose me

Looking back, I realise I depended on my ‘school teacher’ identity for my sense of self-worth. Like many of us, I held onto it far beyond the point where enough was enough. Even when I knew it was making me and those I loved so unhappy, I just couldn’t walk

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P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are 2 ways I can help you map out and launch your tuition business
1. Book a free Game Plan call
 Thinking about getting a proper tuition business off the ground? I have a simple progress pathway to 2 and 3k months and we will map this out together: 
2. Work with me closely in my 4 month mentorship programme, the 2 Hour Tutor
 If you’d like to work directly with me to create a scalable group programme, or turn your existing 1:1 tuition business into a group programme … just email me with the subject line ‘2 Hour Tutor’ and I’ll get you the details. This is for you if you: 
  • Have already quit / decided to quit teaching
  • Are serious about creating a tuition biz that replaces or exceeds your teaching income
  • Are already running a 1:1 tuition biz but would like to pivot towards a 2 hour-a-week group programme
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