Nov 19, 2018 in Tutoring
Tutoring Without Borders - How going all online changed my life
How I went from tutoring students in London who lived locally to me in a 10 mile radius to tutoring students globally all over the world. And the huge impact it has had on me as a tutor and my business.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
“I want to see some of that Californian sunshine, can you give me a tour of what it’s like around where you live?”
The last student of my Saturday was a 7pm one in San Francisco. It was 11am for her and she was in good chirpy spirits while I was at the end of my day in cold, dark, December London. From a tall building my student went to the balcony and showed me the view of San Francisco. A breath-taking vast expanse of roads, buildings, parks soaked with glorious morning sunshine. Even on camera that morning San Francisco spirit was unmissable.
Online tutoring amazes me every day when I connect to far flung reaches of the world in real time. I still can’t believe how much my tutoring business evolved. Tutoring in London I had to travel to student homes, the commute used to cost me unpaid time and it drained my energy. By going all online, previously wasted commute time was turned into valuable tutoring time, the thing I enjoy the most!
My journey into online tutoring started off in 2012. By 2015 I was convinced online far better in quality than face to face (the reasons for this is another blog post altogether). So, I decided to go all online and cut out in person tutoring altogether. This was a real business gamble for me as I was disrupting my own already successful in person tutoring business. My intention was to cut out my commute in London and deliver better quality tutoring which I felt was possible online. Unknown to me at the time, I entered truly borderless tutoring. I used to get work word of mouth around London and the UK and now it became more like ‘word of mouse’ as clients recommended me online with no limits on geography. When a client had a sister in Canada whose daughter I ended up tutoring, I knew that I have entered a new limitless era of tutoring.
From other advertising I started getting enquires from all over the world and thanks to time differences it’s always 5pm in the world somewhere, the peak evening tutoring slot. As a result, I could tutor during daytimes in the UK. These daytime hours used to be wasted in the past as most of the tutoring takes place after school from 4pm onwards. In one year, I pretty much doubled my income. And with that I found ever new confidence in my own abilities as a tutor. I have now tutored students in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, France, Germany, Kenya, Bermuda, St. Kitts, Canada, USA and of course in many different parts of the UK.
This bold move to all online did come at a small cost. When I decided to go all online in 2016, I lost a small fraction of my in-person clients. No matter what, some clients were not keen to try out online. That saddened me a bit as I lost a few tutees I really liked working with. But as planned the opening I made for new online clients paid off very well indeed. I started connecting with a new type of client altogether. My own story of growing up in different countries and going to a British school in Kenya resonated with my new clients and students. And through tutoring these students I connected to my own past life as an expat child. It was the perfect match.
What a wonderful time we are living in now. We truly stand at the most important crossroads that humanity has ever come across. The internet is connecting people directly by transcending the limits of space. And as an online tutor I have the unique opportunity to educate and empower students. It feels nothing short of a miracle when I connect with students daily in various parts of the world and find out about the weather there, the holidays, currency and all these other little things. Online tutoring has changed my life completely and I really hope to see other tutors take this direction.