How do we recruit expert QTS Literacy Tutors and QTS Numeracy Tutors?

Passing the QTS Skills test is 80% psychology, 20% strategy.

To pass, you need to feel in your body you are going to pass.  

And say to yourself 'I am amazing at Maths and I will pass'

And see yourself opening the acceptance letter from university or throwing your graduation cap in the air.

To do that, you need a tutor who will help support your psychology. 

And of course, teach you the Maths strategies you need.

That's why I handpick each tutor.  I've filtered and interviewed over 100 tutors to select the top 1% of tutors.

They need to have excellent Mental Maths strategies. You'd be surprised to know that many Maths teachers don't.  

They need to have a happy personality.   They  smile a lot.   This gives students reassurance.

They need to be positive and believe that all students can pass.  And believe that it can be done very quickly.   Most students don't need as many classes as tutors give them.  Remember it's psychology, not the Maths that matters.

They need to have a track record of getting results.

Thanks for reading.  I hope in some small way you are benefiting from the knowledge in these blog posts.

How to Find a Great QTS Tutor. 3 Questions.

Ask:

How many students have you helped pass?  If they haven't helped at least 10, look elsewhere

How long does it take to pass?  That really depends on the student.  Some students need only 1 class, some none, some need up to 15.  Saying it takes only 5 always means that tutor is very good or unrealistic.  Check their credentials and their pass rate.

What emotional strategy will you use to help build my confidence?  You want a tutor who has the emotional intelligence to help do this.   All our tutors have studied the basics of Neuro Linguistic Programming - simple techniques that I've mastered over the years to help 100's of students pass.

Don't Ask

Are you a qualified teacher?  

Do you want someone who can help you get the results you want or do you want someone who is a qualified history teacher.  Exactly.   Don't judge a book by it's cover, but by it's content (AKA Pass rate).   Google 'Adrian Beckett Tutors' and you'll see we have some outstanding results. Some of our tutors are qualified, some aren't.  All get results fast.

 

 

 

8 Things We Tell Students to Remember Before Sitting the Numeracy QTS Skills Test

1.  I will pass this test.

2. 1/8 = 12.5% and 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 -  to find them out, use the multiple.

3. 6 x 7 = 42, 7 x 7 = 49, 8 x 7 = 56, 8 x 8 = 64. 

4. Believe you know your timestables.  You do, you showed me you could do them in class

5. 10 x 12 = 120, 5 x 12 = 60......You can work out the rest from using these two as building blocks.  e.g 6 x 12.  Find 5 x 12 and then add on 12.

6. 10% is the building block for finding other percentages.  Want to know 40%, find out 10% and then multiply by 4.  Want to find 5%?  Find 10% and then halve.

7.  Chunking up is the opposite of division.  Use the x10 chunk.  Chunking is easier than division for 2 digit numbers.

8.  For fractions, you need 10 or 100 on the bottom of the fraction.  Or to simplify e.g 9/24, divide top and bottom by 3.

 

I am not your guru. I am your QTS tutor.

You've probably heard of Tony Robbins.

If you haven't, I totally recommend you check him out.

Applying his strategies I've been able to experience my own personal transformation.  

And thanks to that experience support others also.    

Many students have low confidence, and consistently say to themselves 'I can't do it', 'I'm no good'. 

And that's the thing they can do it. They are good at it.  

I'm sure you know what that looks like.  Ever sat a driving test? or felt scared when approaching that guy at the bar?

Using Tony's strategies, we've helped students not only pass the QTS, but feel better about themselves generally.   They feel more confident.  They are less anxious.  They are mindful of their physiology - the way they sit when learning.   

Here are some videos that we recommend you watch whenever you catch yourself saying 'I can't do it',  'I'm no good' or are slouched over feeling like rubbish.

Ignore the cheesy music at the beginning, ha ha:

Greatest Secret Ever

Changing Your State

Change Your Focus

Thank you for reading.  

5 Tips on How to Pass the QTS Skills test

 

1. Where your energy goes, your focus flows.

Meaning:  If you say to yourself 'I'm stupid', 'I'm a failure'......you'll start to believe what you are saying.  That's a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Say positive things such as 'I don't understand today, I will tomorrow', 'I can master this, now I need to master that'.  

2.  Act as if.

Meaning:  Pretend that you've already passed.  What does that look,  sound and feel like.

3. Success is 80% psychology,  20% strategy

Meaning:  Our tutors have spent 7 years mastering the strategies we use. We're so good that we have a 100% success rate but no matter how good we are, if we don't support you with maintaining your psychology, you won't pass.

4. If your blueprint doesn't match your reality, change the blueprint.

Meaning:  Students who've struggled for years with Maths, believe that they can never learn Maths.  The key is to remain flexible and change your strategy.  

5.  Change your physiology, change your state

Meaning:    If you're slouched over, shoulders dropped and head looking down then of course, your going to be in a negative state.  Sit up, and watch your state change in an instant. 

I'm grateful to the 1000's of students myself and my team have served over the years.  It's thanks to them that we've learnt so much about how students learn.  Tapping into their strategies, we've been able to transform students from being anxiety to confidence.  I hope this has benefited you in some way.