A Life Lesson That Shaped My Tutoring

A Life Lesson That Shaped My Tutoring

I was never going to be a lifer.

A lifer is a teacher who stays in the system till retirement in 30-35 years.

Yikes.

I guess a career like that, with benefits and paid holidays and tenure, felt more like a life-sentence to me than something I’d enjoy.

And when something is a life-sentence, how can you really keep doing it?

I couldn’t…

What To Say to a Parent Who Calls About Your Tutoring Services

What To Say to a Parent Who Calls About Your Tutoring Services

So, you’re building up a tutoring business.

Congratulations!

You’ve gotten the courage to start sharing with people that this is what you do. And you’re excited.

Sweet!

Maybe you listened to my free 3-Part Audio Class on How To Start a Successful & Profitable Tutoring Business and put some of those tools to use.

Billy's Story: Food, Mood & Learning

Billy's Story: Food, Mood & Learning

I once had a tutoring student, he was in sixth grade and man, sluggish didn’t begin to describe him. Let’s call him Billy.

Billy made it about 15 minutes into the one-on-one tutoring session, diving into his reading and writing skills, and to say it wasn’t going well would be an understatement.

He was all but underwater - mentally.
His response time was ridiculously slow.
His energy was non-existent.

His ability to think, reason and even function was, well, hindered would be a nice way to put it.
Billy was lagging and I was struggling to figure out why.

Why I Say Please & Thank You...To Alexa & Siri

Why I Say Please & Thank You...To Alexa & Siri

So, we are in a new era. An era where artificial intelligence is just beginning to make a daily impact on our lives.

Our children have grown up knowing this was possible while my generation watched movies like Terminator and thought it possible but weeellllll…

It was still a bit sci-fi.

Fun, but not in the realm of true reality for most.

Let’s call it futuristic.

[PART 3] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

[PART 3] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

So, why are the majority of students learning early on to hate school?

That’s where we ended Part 2 of this series and where we dive right back into now. If you missed the first part of this write up, you may want to head there now. It’s worth your time.

In 2001, when I began teaching in a public school in the Florida Keys, I heard daily from students how school was a big waste of time and I saw first hand that they were at least half right.

Could it be that school is antiquated?

[PART 2] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

[PART 2] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

In Part 1 of this three part series, we saw that teachers weren’t too thrilled with the current educational status quo, not just in the States. but also across the pond.

And when we closed the lid on Part 1, we did so with a sneak peak of the scores of our nation, the United States, in science, math, and reading. You can catch up on the series right here.

While this might come as a shocker to you, the USA isn’t in the top twenty when it comes to global ranking.

We rank in on the global scale at… well, see for yourself...

[PART 1] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

[PART 1] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

Lately (and for more than a decade now) there have been a host of examples of teachers utterly dissatisfied with the public school system.

Teacher of the Year, Kim Cook, who was given an unsatisfactory grade from her school principal for one, a teacher who gave his video resignation via YouTube and Ed Komperda who wrote a lengthy post on “School Today…What they don’t tell you.”

Back in 2012, when I first launched my online program teaching teachers, homeschool parents and retirees (well, anyone interested really) how to start a tutoring business and grow it to 5 and 6-figures (if they wanted to), I started noticing a trend.

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

This is part of an email series called 52 Life Lessons that you can access anytime. One email. Each Monday. 52 Weeks. Simple. Powerful. Full of intention to help you grow, heal, enjoy life…and possible even transform a bit.

The best thing I can share with you, as we dive into our second month together, is my personal mantra.

A mantra I just started this year, at the time of writing these 52 Life Lessons and it all stemmed from an amazing book I read.

A book I’ll share below.

My new mantra is simple. It’s three words. It’s powerful. And it’s life-changing.

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

In Step 1 of the P.O.P. Method, we discovered just how important the PERSON is who sits in front of you during a tutoring session.

In Step 2 of the P.O.P. Method, we went over how important OPPORTUNITY is and just how impactful it can be in opening up new avenues for learning life skills.

And that leads us to Step 3 and the final “P” in P.O.P. - and that’s PURPOSE.

So, without further ado, let’s jump in with both feet and get you popping!

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

This is the second part in a series of three. For step one, click on over to this post now.

Let’s have a little recap before we dive into the Second Step of the P.O.P. Method that has played a huge role in taking me from tutoring hobbyist to rocking a multiple 6-figure income…yep, tutoring kids!

P.O.P. stands for PERSON, OPPORTUNITY and PURPOSE.

It’s a simple method I have used over and over during each tutoring session whether it’s with one student at a time or a group of kids.