Myelin Academia has set a new precedence in the industry as the first tutor training to be recognised by an OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation, Training Qualifications UK. Their Level 3 Award in Applied Tutor Training represents a new entry-level for tutoring. (Make sure to find a wonderful discount code for training with Myelin Academia below.)
Certified Tutor Status: A new precedence for the tuition industry
In what is otherwise an unregulated industry, their Certified Tutor Status provides a benchmark for quality assurance that clients and agencies can trust.
Established in 2019, Myelin Academia set about redefining entry criteria for tutoring. Their Level 3 training, is akin to a pocket-sized PGCE. Aptly named ‘PRESET’, stands for
- Psychological Research,
- Executive Skill &
- Educational Techniques (there is also a fourth module on Good Practice, but that bit couldn’t fit into the acronym!).
Their tutor training is designed specifically for tutors. In essence, to teach the fundamental skills that underpin all great educators. At the same time preparing students for life beyond the challenges of education. On completion of a theory component and practical application of these skills, users are eligible for Certified Tutor Status.
Evidence from the National Tutoring Programme
In July of 2020, Founder Leona Potter spoke out about the need for training in the National Tutoring Programme, which was picked up by FE News. Several months on, marking her words, the National Tutoring Programme announced that “evidence indicates that tuition is most effective when tutors are provided with training”.
With the recent announcement to extend the NTP, Myelin Academia’s Level 3 Award in Applied Tutor Training fits eligibility criteria for agencies looking to become a Tuition Partner. Agencies can request bespoke training packages by making an enquiry here.
Who is the tutor training aimed at?
Although originally designed as an induction tool for agencies to use with new tutors, they received overwhelmingly positive feedback from PGCE qualified teachers which they couldn’t ignore. 100% of PGCE users recommended the training when asked about user satisfaction. As such it is now offered as part of continued professional development for experienced tutors. Individual users can create their own logins. They can then begin their training at any point. Agencies can also build bespoke training workshops tailored to their tutors’ needs.
What are some of its unique features?
Unlike most other educational training or continued professional development, their platform is visually invigorating, with engaging support manuals, filled with purposeful content. Users have unlimited and continued access to all training toolkits and resources.
They offer 1-2-1 support guidance. You can then discuss course content, strategies supporting a challenging client, or any other tutoring concern you have. All this and there is a money-back guarantee on this service!
Their testimonials alone are enough to make you want to sign up:
It’s useful: “There was no waffle and there were clear examples given to support you through the course. So clear, easy to navigate & really helpful”
“All of the psychological research and teaching theory was closely followed by how one would use it when tutoring. I liked that all of the course was geared towards practicality.”
It’s engaging: “The documents are very clear and well-presented”
“(I liked) the mix of media (video, infographics etc) and usability of the pages, as well as encouraging you to review your readings through assessments”
It’s interesting: “I really enjoyed the neuropsychology being a medical student and amazed at how relevant these skills are to academic performance”
“I really liked the strategies and intervention methods offered”
It’s had the seal of approval from teachers: “Despite having PGCE, this course was a useful reminder for me personally about strategies, approaches and the theory and psychology behind what I do as a tutor”
“Despite having a PGCE, I think this should roll out into schools as it is a simple way to give teachers the key reminders they often need”
The recent collaboration with the PGCE training at Canterbury Christ Church University
Myelin Academia were invited to host a training workshop for the PGCE course on ‘Inclusion, Differentiation, What affects learning & How to meet the needs of individual learners’. They have shared a taster of this on their blog.
Did you know?
Their company name ‘myelin’ is based upon the myelin sheath that surrounds the axon in a neuron. The biological function of myelin is to facilitate the transmission of an electrical impulse along the never cell. So, when you think about it, tutors are the facilitators of knowledge. They help to impart and bestow skills upon their learners. There are nice branding details like this throughout. Even their ‘PRESET’ acronym, the name given to their training, means ‘to apply a setting in advance’.
If we’ve spiked your curiosity, use the code REFORMTUTORING to redeem 10% off their Level 3 Award in Applied Tutor Training ‘PRESET’.
Sounds like you won’t regret it.
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