My Simple Approach
We all have the capacity to learn and succeed in our chosen areas as long as these can be stimulated by the pupil themselves, and not through some form of peer pressure. This is particularly important for young people, and adults, as help with defining self-direction can lead to significant improvements in motivation and success.
That’s why I offer a personalised and tailored approach, to every tutoring – mentoring role that I undertake.
From young, young ones …
‘explode into life, and let yourself shine’
to students, to anyone and everyone quite frankly – for we all have a passion to learn, or try something new.
Finding the right stimulus for a student, for them to self-ignite their own willingness to learn and absorb, is hugely important, so I ensure that my students can have fun, as well as learn.
Tutoring or mentoring are all learning types, and should be fun, engaging and stimulating, otherwise we simply ‘switch off’ our minds to the task in hand.
Here’s an example – Tutoring in a school, St. Peter’s First School (YR4 8-9) – TEAM ENTERPRISE project – design brief: ‘to develop and make a brand new Interactive Board Game for all the family to enjoy.’
My role, to tutor/mentor – their role, to let their imagination’s fly, work as teams, communicate, calculate, research, design, develop, refine, make, present – and they used every ounce of the curriculum.
from this .. creative and imaginative ideas ‘flying’ at whiteboards.
to this .. beginning to finalise the designs on special grid flip-board paper.
to this .. the final proofed game, printed, and ready for market testing. to this .. conceptualised 3D version, with multiple board layout variation.
to this .. the outer box lid, and branding look.
The young teams also put together, and made, The Rules – The Characters – The Rewards – The Risk Cards – The Chance Cards – The Lucky Cards, and even the type of dice that they thought would suit the games.
Utterly astonishing, I think you’ll agree, but this is what can be achieved with the correct Tutoring/Mentoring approach.
And, it’s exactly the same for businesses.
We all need a ‘helping hand’ at some stage throughout our life, so please don’t throw away the opportunities that will present themselves, just for the sake of asking for help.
Get those ‘lights’ turned back on again – and you can achieve anything you want to in life.
Tutoring or mentoring really can make all the difference to your success.
The whole process, as far as I’m concerned, is all about building a trusting, focused and supportive rapport between individuals, and this is particularly important during the first few ‘meets and greets’, and beyond.
I’ve also recently mentored (tutored) a group of young female students (14/15 yrs), from Sandwell Academy, right through to the Grand Final of the BIG DEAL competition, sponsored by Warwick Business School, with their brilliant new concept for a SMART HEALTH WATCH.
This was an incredible achievement for the 3 young ladies in question, for none of them were studying business or related topics at all.
I think this admirably demonstrates what tutoring (mentoring) can really achieve, given the willingness of the student, or students, to get involved.
Business Studies Tutor
‘Supporting you, to get you where you want to go’