This year a lot of families have spoken to me about A’ levels. I don’t have the confidence to tutor up to A’ level standard. (There are days when I question my confidence in most things).

Although, I can’t speak from experience as a tutor, I can talk about my own experiences as a parent. I can tell them that J wanted to do Economics at degree level, so we thought an A’ Level in that subject would be sufficient. The school didn’t tell us anything different, so he chose Economics, along side English Lit and psychology. (Not maths).

When it came to looking for a Uni, his options were very limited because he hadn’t chosen maths. I can now say to parents that I don’t tutor A’ levels but as a parent I can suggest you think about what you would like to do at Uni/ which Uni would you like to go to, then work back from there. What do they want? What do they expect?

I can relate to them as a parent, a friend, who has been there and learned from experience.

Rather than giving official advice.

J did go to Uni to do Economics. He went to Manchester after a gap year in Australia, but he hated it and took a complete change and went to Norwich to do International Development.

I’ve said it before, but I firmly believe the more you can be of help rather than constantly thinking how you can use this person to grow your business, you will grow your business naturally be default.

Be relatable, be helpful, and the rest will often naturally follow.

If you are thinking of becoming a tutor, and you need support, check out my course on Udemy. The goal is to answer some of the questions I had when I first started out as a tutor.

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