S02 Episode #8: Home Ed English & History Tutor with Yvonne Mason

S02E08 – Home Ed English & History Tutor with Yvonne Mason

Release date: Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of the UK Educators Community Podcast, where you’ll get a sneak peek into Educator’s diaries, as Syd asks her guests to run through one of their typical days.  On this episode, you’ll meet Yvonne Mason.

Yvonne was ahead of the curve, and has been offering online tutorial for the past 15 years!  She offered both online and face to face, until a move to North Wales in 2016, meant it made practical sense to go totally online.

Key take aways

When families are picking a Home Ed Tutor, they'll always go for one they can TRUST, which grows quickly through referrals from other home ed families.
Yvonne talks about the importance of home educated kids having time to socialise. She gives her group classes time to chat before the lesson begins, when her camera and mic are turned off.
Teaching in subjects you're passionate about really helps keep material fresh. Yvonne's a historian, and currently running courses in Medieval and Tudor history, and as well as being a MASSIVE "Tolkien geek", she's teaching her first summer school on his works.
Collaboration is "exciting". Yvonne often works with other Educators and always learns and builds her skillset during these times, and sometimes she'll have access to new resources she may otherwise not have access to.

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