How and why did you become a tutor? In my case, it was out of sheer desperation.
I started my career as a subject teacher in a large secondary school in south London. I loved teaching and in time became a head of department. This was perhaps the most enjoyable phase of my life in full-time teaching. Then there was a ‘reorganisation’. My next post was as head of a group of departments and I felt I was beginning to lose touch with what I most enjoyed: teaching my specialist subject.
By now I had a young family. Money was tight and the logical step was a promotion to assistant headteacher. Thereafter I became head of the lower school. And I realised I wasn’t enjoying the work at all. Assemblies. Admin. Discipline. SATS.
Epiphany arrived when I attended a NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) course. ‘Headteachers retire at 65 and die at 67’. That was the moment I realised I had a solid reason for quitting the job.
That was my ‘why’. I will post my ‘how’ separately.
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