Blog

Hi, my name is Kirstie.

I’m a primary teacher and qualified childminder creating day trips and tutoring sessions that promote resilience, independence and a passion for learning. 

My blog gives an insight to my approach and explores my thoughts on education, children and life. 

The Travelling Tutor

Recently my tutoring services became even more mobile. I can now say I am the proud owner of my very own mobile classroom. Over lockdown I used my daily walk to tutor and exercise at the same time. I took children out for their daily walk whilst also supporting their academic and emotional well-being. My … Continue reading The Travelling Tutor

I am an educator

Some days I wear the hat of a childminder, some days a tutor, parent, step-parent, friend. Some days I wear all the hats No matter which hat I wear I believe that education should be exciting and fun. I believe all children should go into the world excited by its possibilities, their curiosity bubbling, eyes … Continue reading I am an educator

A New Memo for Education

What is learning? I think we may have the wrong memo about education. I think currently we have a sense that learning occurs whilst sitting at a table, pen poised over worksheet or book. That reading is about working through 44 phonemes before heading to the numerically ordered reading scheme.   That writing is being … Continue reading A New Memo for Education

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