Yearly Archives: 2015

Being an I.T tutor

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:22 am

Are you great on computers? Even if you don’t have any qualifications you could become a self-employed I.T tutor for people wishing to brush up their I.T skills and join the modern computer operated society.

It’s something that many people struggle with and for some people they just need someone with enough experience of using the internet and various popular programs to take the time to show them how things work.

As a tutor you could offer one on one or group sessions where you can show people how to use social media sites and how to set up email accounts to allow them to communicate more effectively.

As long as you have a good knowledge of popular systems and you have the patience to teach people in a way that suits their learning styles then you could really be on to a winner.

The key to this is where you advertise, your best bet would be leaflets or posters up at your local library/post office to attract people who tend to be a little technophobic and are looking for a bit of help.

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Learning an instrument – rewarding and beneficial

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Learning to play a musical instrument is not only fun and rewarding – recent studies suggest that this type of learning can help improve brain functions such as memory. Happily, it’s never been easier to get into the world of music through e-learning. There’s a huge range and depth of courses available for learning pretty much any instrument you can think of. There are also courses in music theory, for those wishing to get a greater understanding of the science and structure of music.
There are loads of free tuition videos on sites like Youtube which are a great jumping off point. When you want to go further you can sign up to online courses with structured lessons laid out by professionals. Tuition videos are a great way to learn and you can even get one to one live tuition online with a fully qualified instructor. So, whether you want to go at your own pace or take more structured and interactive lessons, the convenience and flexibility of online music courses mean there’s never been a better time to pick up an instrument.

Posted in Education

Get a degree without going to university

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

If you feel that you’ve missed the chance to attend a university and get a degree. It could be that work and family commitments prevent you from doing so, or perhaps you lack the academic qualifications to gain entry. Happily, there are some great distance learning options available. The Open University is the largest provider in the UK and offers most undergraduate courses with no need for A-levels etc.

Studying for a degree in this way is great if you need a flexible course that fits your lifestyle. You may have childcare responsibilities, some kind of illness or disability that stops you travelling to a campus or simply want to continue working as you learn. These kinds of courses are typically cheaper than attending a university and the flexibility may help you get a head start on a new career.

It’s no soft option, however, with standards as high as a regular degree. That’s something to bear in mind if you have not achieved previous academic qualifications as you may have a lot of extra stuff to learn.

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