Welcome back . . .

. . . And, if you're new to our amazing tutoring community, hello, it's going to be awesome!

I hope you've had a glorious summer, have managed to catch some sunshine, and are feeling refreshed and revitalised for the new 2023/2024 academic year.

Whether you've tutored with us before, or have recently been successful at interview (congrats if so!), this special back-to-school issue is jam-packed with useful tips, tools, and pointers to ensure that the young people you're supporting will get the most out of tuition. (You may find the Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation 2023: People and Places report, published this week, insightful about education. See the full article on our website).

Our learning platform Thinqi is the one-stop-shop for all your tutoring needs, and, in this issue, we'll be sharing some of the links that you'll find useful (and may even want to bookmark!).  And, as soon as you have your first assignment lined up, watch out for the email on pupil assessments and how to frame them so they are as effective as possible.

In this issue:

  • Safeguarding - an important message before you meet your tutees >>
  • Tutor pay has increased - and we offer amazing bonuses on top! >> 
  • Ask Ellie - meet our tutoring expert, on hand to answer all your questions. This week - How do I get started with tuition?  >>
  • Events: We have a (FREE) PGCE Primary drop-in next week, if you're interested in teaching as a career, this is for you. Plus, news of our other great learning and development opportunities this Autumn >>
  • Our specialist Tutoring Plus service - develop your skills even further >>
  • Key dates: September is East and South East Asian Heritage Month >>
  • Are you a member of a University Society? Tell us more! >>
  • Refer-a-friend - our latest winners bag a prize! >>
  • Our Back to School campaign - a little bit about our new marketing campaign and why it's so important >>
  • What we did over the summer! >>
  • Stay social - keep liking, sharing and following our posts! >>
  • Final word >>

Tutors can read the full issue over on Thinqi.