PART 2: What Losing Myself Looked Like

PART 2: What Losing Myself Looked Like

What Losing Myself Looked Like is a two part series on depression and what it looked like for me. To start at the beginning, head to Part 1 right now.

Depression is a serious topic and affects way to many of us, often way too young. My intention here is that each and every word written here has a positive impact for you or someone you know.

Maybe we all lose ourselves at some point on this journey called life.

Disclaimer. Going into what’s rarely discussed. Enter at your own risk.

PART 1: What Losing Myself Looked Like

PART 1: What Losing Myself Looked Like

Maybe we all lose ourselves at some point on this journey called life.

Well, my time of losing me was recent and, well, very real. It was hard, depressing and worth talking about because at times I felt so alone. As though I was slowly losing my mind as well as what made me me.

Disclaimer. Going into what’s rarely discussed. Enter at your own risk.

[PART 1] What if Education is Back-Ass-Wards?

[PART 1] What if Education is Back-Ass-Wards?

Our educational system is setup to make you or your child fail and I’m here to say it’s outdated and back-ass-ward.

Now, that’s a bold statement, but if you’re a parent reading this and ever felt like you’re in a rat-race of life or spinning on that hamster wheel only to go… nowhere, you need to keep reading.

There’s a reason you can’t seem to “get ahead in life” and feel behind the eight ball, and it has to do with our educational system.

More on you and that in a moment.

[52 Life Lessons] #4 Journaling should be a life requirement

[52 Life Lessons] #4 Journaling should be a life requirement

I’ve already mentioned how important writing your thoughts down will be during these 52 Life Lessons. But writing or journaling is point blank the best thing you can do for yourself.

Seriously, I sound like a broken record and yes, I am also naturally a writer, so you might be thinking Yeah, this is easy for her.

But it’s not.

Not always.

Do This One Thing To Make Finding Students (And Getting Hired) Easy-Peasy

Do This One Thing To Make Finding Students (And Getting Hired) Easy-Peasy

First, let me say that YOU might believe that this image represents YOU in this situation, but guess what?

It doesn't have to be. It shouldn't be. And from this moment on it's simply not.

Read on to learn why.

I hear from wanna-be-tutors all the time, the questions: How do I get hired? How do I find students? How do I get a parent to hire me and pay me money to do math, reading or fill-in-the-blank with their child?

3 Simple Ways to Advertise Your Tutoring Business Free and Get Noticed Fast!

3 Simple Ways to Advertise Your Tutoring Business Free and Get Noticed Fast!

So, Jill, how to get students and actually start tutoring? is a question I am asked often.

Like many, you too may think it's costly to get your business out there.

Or, you might not even know where to start.

Here's the thing.

Biz school or marketing books will tell you to place ads. To definitely get biz cards made but only after you decide on a name and file all your biz license paperwork, open a checking account and maybe even shop for "supplies"!  And of course, you'll need a website.

All this before your first client even walks through your tutoring door!

Why You Don't Need a Teaching Degree To Be a Tutor

Why You Don't Need a Teaching Degree To Be a Tutor

Do I need to have a teaching degree to be a tutor?

This is a question I am asked all the time.

Short answer, no.

You do not need to be a teacher nor do you need to have a degree, certification or tons of experience to be a great tutor.

(Now that's not to say if you are a teacher you won't make a good tutor, so don't twist this if you in the classroom. Instead, read on to see if you agree.)

Here’s what you do need.

My Very First Tutoring Job Was In My Worst Subject Area... A Subject I Had *Gasp* Failed!

My Very First Tutoring Job Was In My Worst Subject Area... A Subject I Had *Gasp* Failed!

My first paid tutoring session was in my most dreaded subject...math.

And I was scared to death.

See, I had failed math my entire life AND was about to get paid to teach a high school student my worst possible subject.

I wasn't a math teacher.

I was barely a certified English teacher.

I hadn't gone to school to be a teacher and certainly didn't have any educational degrees that really qualified me to teach.

Terror Turns To Inspiration