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The Tutor Podcast the weekly show that’s all about the business of helping people. If you’re a tutor, a teacher or a coach, join your host Neil Cowmeadow for news, tips and insights to help you Start, Grow and Love your tutoring business. Plain English, no buzzwords and no BS. So, if you want to make more money - and make more of a difference - The Tutor Podcast will be with you, every step of the way.
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Each week, Sumantha shares fluff-free actionable ideas for education businesses who want to grow their businesses on their terms. Whether it’s marketing, turning ideas to income or wellbeing, each episode is designed to inspire you to take action that you can mould to suit your needs. Sumantha has been delivering training to large and medium sized businesses for 17+ years. As a teacher-turned-tutor, she now focuses on supporting education businesses. Outside of this, Sumantha delivers traini ...
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My name is Dom Burch, I am a business coach and mentor. On this podcast I speak to fellow coaches about their field of expertise, and inspirational leaders about what makes them tick, how they motivate themselves and others, and what it means to be authentic.
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What in the world is going on in the tutoring industry? Do you want to expand your tutoring business? Are you ready to take your tutoring business online? Are you looking to become a better tutor? The Tutor Outreach Radio hosted by Dr. Alicia “Alise” Holland, is a globally syndicated radio show that focuses on new trends, tutoring strategies, business strategies, research results, and sharing practical experiences in the fields of Education, Leadership, Tutoring, and Coaching. Our bi-weekly ...
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Welcome to the Earn More Tutoring podcast, the ultimate resource for educators seeking greater freedom, time, and financial prosperity. Join Sean McCormick, an esteemed international executive function coach and the founder of Executive Function Specialists, as he unveils the secrets to transforming your tutoring business and empowering students to lead happier, more productive lives. Through one-on-one and group coaching, Sean will guide you in attracting more clients, starting a profitable ...
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This show is for entrepreneurs and every day people who want to learn the skills and mindset to lead exceptional lives. Whether you are a multi-millionaire or just starting out, this podcast gives real world meaning to concepts you hear day in and day out. Kyle Tolzman is a serial entrepreneur that loves to have a lot fun on the mic interviewing guests from a variety of backgrounds. He's won, lost, succeeded, and failed, but he has always gotten back up. Inside each episode you will find lit ...
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'The Independent Teacher' is one of the UK's leading educational podcasts hosted by Susan Pallister who has over 20 years of leadership experience in educational settings. Now working as a writer and coach, in 'The Independent Teacher' podcast Susan has in depth conversations with leading educationalists from schools and universities, as well as with writers, journalists, musicians, business entrepreneurs, sporting professionals and young people.
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Teacher, Let Your Light Shine! Start a Micro-School, Homeschool Hybrid or Tutoring Business! From Teacher or Homeschool Mom to Teacher Entrepreneur and Education Advocate

Makenzie Oliver| Micro-School Mentor| Homeschooling Business Coach| Homeschool Teacher Consultant | Micro-school Mom #micro-school #homeschool #teacherletyourlightshine

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Welcome to the ”Teacher, Let Your Light Shine” Podcast! Calling all parents and teachers!! The future of education is in YOUR HANDS! If you are a teacher ready to teach your way, ditch the overwhelm and design a life you love, this is the podcast for you! If you are a parent currently homeschooling, or thinking about the possibility, but also needing to make an income to support your family-tune in! Makenzie Oliver is here to help teachers and parents create profitable micro-schools and home ...
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Blood-diamond war survivor turned entrepreneur and life design partner breaks down getting unstuck, aligning actions with values, and designing meaningful lives. In bite-sized Jenn's Gems episodes, Jenn tackles a specific challenge leaders face and shares proven and actionable life design tools with examples on how to execute. Guest episodes are chalk full of inspiration and examples of lives well-designed - Jenn talks with CEOs, athletes, writers, artists, and investors on living lives on t ...
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If you are a content creator or even thinking of creating Content, then the Adjective Content Creators Podcast is for you. If you are thinking of creating any form of Content. Then this Podcast will help you fulfil your quest of creating Content as per your vision. Also, it will help you monetize your Content. If you are already a content creator and creating Content, then you get to learn from the creative world of your peers. You get to learn how they create Content, what tools they use, t ...
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Spoiler alert! Here are three things to identify and protect the actions that bring results. Embed what you do and why you do it (from your dream client's perspective) in your messaging. Reflect on your professional past, and carefully select what your dream client needs to know to feel a connection to you. Audit what you currently do, what brings …
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Neil talks about the common challenges faced by adult students in learning new skills, drawing from his 25 years of experience in teaching guitar and mentoring in property investing and business. He discusses the internal barriers that hold adult learners back, such as fear of failure and self-limiting beliefs instilled over time. Neil emphasises t…
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Imagine standing at the edge of a fertile field, ready to plant the seeds of your dream micro school. In this episode, we delve into the parallels between teaching and farming, exploring how to nurture your vision amidst challenges and doubts. Discover the most important law for building and growing a thriving micro school, and uncover five essenti…
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In Episode 332 of The Tutor Podcast, Neil shares his insights on how he manages multiple businesses and stays organised. He talks about the importance of writing things down to free up mental space and increase clarity. Neil encourages listeners to reflect on their lives, examine what works and what doesn't, and share their discoveries with him. KE…
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Strategy - what does it mean? Well, it's just a fancy word for ... ↳ A well thought-out plan ↳ A connect set of intentional steps In this short soundbite, I encourage you to reflect on whether you're being as strategic as you can, or whether you're in response-mode. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, a qualified…
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Imagine this: It’s the night before the first day of school, and you’re staring at your planner. You have a vision in your mind of how the year will unfold, but the blank pages seem daunting. Your heart races as you think about everything that needs to be done, and you wonder, “How will I get it all together?” Does this scenario sound familiar? Pla…
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Plagiarism. Annoying, isn't it? Well, it doesn't have to be. In this episode, I talk about ways to humanise and strengthen your brand, so: ↳ Your future clients get to know before they meet you ↳ Your future clients can make a solid decision about working with you And an added bonus is that it makes it much harder for anyone to plagiarise your cont…
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Neil addresses the common struggle many tutors face when it comes to charging for their services. Through a personal anecdote about a friend returning to tutoring after illness, Neil shares the psychological barriers that prevent tutors from valuing their own worth. He emphasises the importance of charging fair prices for the expertise and help pro…
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Going from zero to a hundred in one stride is a big ask! And can be overwhelming. But when we break it into stepping stones, it becomes a lot more doable. Listen to this short soundbite as I explore how you can do this, while deciding on your boundaries. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, a qualified business tr…
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Many educators have transitioned from public and private sectors, challenging the standard approach to student learning and outcomes. They have embraced a different path, one that is not confined by traditional measures. This episode explores the topic of "Measure What Matters Most, Determining Learner Outcomes," as discussed at the VelaCon confere…
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On the 2nd July is World Tutors' Day, and to celebrate, Arthur Moore (Moore Edu) and Charlotte Watson (Wonderlearn) joined me on the pod. Oh, and thanks to Arthur's encouragement, I left a blooper in! We talk about: 📌Why tutoring 📌Challenges of transitioning from the classroom to tutoring 📌How it's changed our lives With special guest: Charlotte's …
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Join Neil as he discusses the importance of leveraging other people's resources to grow and succeed in business. Neil shares his personal journey of starting as a solo tutor and gradually realising the limitations of working alone. Through anecdotes and insights, Neil highlights the significance of collaboration, delegation, and reciprocity in buil…
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We want to offer our clients as many options as possible, right? Well, we need to take a balanced view because too many options can often mean people taking none. Take a listen to this short soundbite to get ideas of how you can simplify things in your business to make it easy for people to make a decision. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋…
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We are so proud of you for stepping out into new frontiers, pioneering a new way of education. If you have yet to create your dream school, it's okay. We're here to support you along the way. On this journey, many educational entrepreneurs may feel isolated in their efforts to innovate within a traditional education system. Today, I'm sharing my ex…
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Growth - what does it mean to you? In this episode, I focus on the thing that no one talks about - how you don't actually have to keep growing! You see, embracing stability isn't the same as stagnating. It's your business, it's your choice. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, a qualified business trainer with ove…
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In this episode, Neil explores the concept of "sticking to your knitting" and the power of staying put in what works. Drawing from personal experiences and insights gained over 25 years in business, Neil emphasises the importance of consistency and daily effort in achieving success. He shares anecdotes about his own journey, including a pivotal mom…
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In the battle of simplicity vs complicated, simplicity wins! After all, despite all the fancy flavours, vanilla is still the top ice cream choice. The same applies to our business. ✔️ The masterminders preferred it when I simplified what was offered ✔️ Email marketing yielded better results when I reduced multiple lists down to one ✔️ Social media …
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Do you know what season you are in? Have you been able to settle down yet as summer has slowly or quickly moved its way into your life? This episode takes you through thought-provoking questions to help you settle into this new time of your life, whether you've just left your teaching position, started your micro school, or are pivoting your homesc…
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Burnout is horrible. I know many of you have experienced it, and still do. Something I learnt (the hard way) was that leaving teaching didn't solve the problem. I had to change my habits, my mindset. In this episode, I share 4 ways to mitigate it from hitting you. I'd love to know what you'd add to these tips. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ___________________…
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Neil talks about the power of saying no in various aspects of life and business. Drawing from his own experiences and insights gained over 25 years in the industry, Neil emphasises the importance of prioritising one's own well-being and goals. He discusses the negative impact of energy vampires and the significance of surrounding oneself with posit…
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Feeling those growing pains, or that need to shake things up, is totally normal. In fact, it's a great sign that your business is experiencing real growth. But, it doesn't make the feelings easier to manage. Listen to this week's short soundbite to see whether your business is going through those teenage years! Enjoy :-) Sumantha __________________…
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Welcome to our special summer series dedicated to marketing your microschool! In this episode, we dive into effective strategies to keep your marketing game strong during the bustling summer months. Whether you're juggling family vacations, summer camps, or preparing for the upcoming school year, we've got you covered with practical tips to make yo…
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It's awards season! The Tutors' Association awards really got me thinking about the importance of celebrating our achievements. So, I recorded an episode about it! In it, I talk about how it isn't necessarily about winning awards, but more about the importance of celebrating our achievements - something, we often don't make space for. And I talk ab…
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Neil introduces the concept of Timelining, an NLP technique aimed at generating shifts in perspective and insight. Neil shares his personal experience with using Timelining in his own life and with his students and coaching clients. He guides listeners through the process of physically visualising their goals on a timeline, adjusting the timeline a…
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In this episode of Coach Class, I catch up with Simon Eyles, Managing Director of Betty's. We discuss Simon’s professional journey, leadership insights, and his transition from various food industries to his current role. Simon reflects on the overwhelming scale and energy when he joined Asda compared to his previous roles, emphasising how each pos…
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The problem isn't the lack of information out there that can help you with your business. The problem is knowing how to convert it to results. We don't want to simply gather information. So, listen to this short episode for 3 quick tips on how to turn information into results. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, …
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In this episode, recorded from the comfort of my car on a scorching day in Florida, I delve into the intricate dance of managing motherhood while building and growing a microschool. June 1st marks a pivotal moment as I share my personal experiences, strategies, and the emotional highs and lows that come with this dual journey. Discover how to balan…
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I'm delighted to welcome my client Tamsin Stack to the podcast this week! She honestly shares her story of how she left teaching to successfully set up a tutoring business. I ask her about the highs and lows, as well as advice she'd share with anyone thinking about the same. Impressively, Tamsin and I met in August 23 and she resigned from teaching…
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In this episode, Neil explores the importance of setting goals and the impact they have on personal growth and success. Drawing from his own experiences and insights gained over 25 years in business, Neil emphasises the need for clear, challenging goals that push individuals beyond their comfort zones. He discusses the concept of SMART goals and co…
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A lot of us are educators or have come from an education background, and I think we're often conditioned to do things by ourselves, to work things out without help. But making things hard for ourselves doesn't make us more worthy of success. Listen to this short soundbite to find out why asking for help puts in such a strong position. Enjoy :-) Sum…
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As you embark on the journey of building or growing your micro school, time management becomes a crucial factor. In today's episode, we delve into the challenges of balancing your dreams and responsibilities, especially as a mom with summer just around the corner. Learn from my past mistakes and discover the strategies that have empowered me to mak…
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We all know the power of community, right? We all understand the sentiment of 'colleagues not competitors'. But how often do we put it into practice? I'm not ashamed that the masterminders have been teaching me a thing or two, and I recorded an episode about it! It was so useful for me to reflect and record this, I hope it's useful for you too. Enj…
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Neil shares insights and experiences from a round table meeting with property entrepreneurs. Drawing parallels between success in different industries, Neil emphasises the importance of learning from successful individuals and being willing to invest in oneself. He discusses the concept of "hurting money" as a motivator for taking action and highli…
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You know, there's a lot of pressure to keep growing as a business. I mean, it can feel exciting. But some people don't want to grow beyond where they're at - and that's okay. Listen to this quick soundbite as I explore how this is our business and our rules, yet we often succumb to pressure. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sum…
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You want to start a microschool and keep it growing and sustainable- not just financially but with positive relationships and support. You don't want to do all the heavy lifting yourself. But how can this be done with the responsibilities you have? Today we unravel 5 Tips to cultivating a strong, nurturing community within your micro school. This e…
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So, you're working really hard with marketing and promoting yourself. You're doing everything the experts are telling you. You see it working so well for others, so why aren't enough clients saying 'yes' to you? Well, the reality is, there can be so many reasons, many of which I'll explore in today's episode. But the important thing here is that yo…
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Neil shares his experience attending a business and finance seminar over the weekend, where he learned from successful millionaires and a billionaire. Neil discusses the value of investing in self-improvement events and training, highlighting the opportunity cost associated with not taking advantage of such opportunities.Neil encourages listeners t…
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I know this is a cryptic episode title, but if you can give me a couple of minutes of your time, I'll exchange it for a powerful analogy that can really help you find balance in your business. In this short soundbite, I explore how you can build a business in layers instead of feeling pressure to do everything all the time. Enjoy :-) Sumantha _____…
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Teacher Time Poverty could be having detrimental effects on your micro-schooling efforts, therefore, today we will discuss strategic ways to break free from it! Uncover the downsides of operating solo in education entrepreneurship, such as reactive decisions and short-lived solutions. Shift your mindset from time poverty to time abundance. Harness …
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When you think of future-proofing your business, what does it mean to you? What springs to mind? To me, it means doing things that my future self will thank me for because I've put things into place that accommodates for whatever position I'm in at that time. And with that in mind, it's clear that the concept of future-proofing and what it looks li…
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Neil passionately discusses the importance of embracing failure in education. Drawing from his own experiences and interactions with students, Neil challenges the traditional mindset of avoiding failure at all costs. He emphasises the value of making mistakes, learning from them, and using failure as a stepping stone towards excellence. Neil shares…
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I'm talking about my biggest struggle - remembering the power that lies in stopping. It's no coincidence that those great ideas happen in the shower, just when we don't have a pen and paper at hand! Listen to this soundbite for a reminder of the power of pausing. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, a qualified bu…
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We all know the feeling of desperation, fear, doubt and questioning whether our idea or program will actually attract and retain students. This can be such a paralyzing fear that we potentially never start what we set out to do! Our desire is to help you cultivate an abundance mindset and believe that with the right marketing strategies, attracting…
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When we want to learn, we seek information from different people. The more people we seek information from, the more we learn, right? Right. But sometimes, it leads to flooding, to overwhelm. In this unbiased episode, I give you some pointers on how to choose who to listen to (and who not to listen to), so you get real benefit, minus the confusion.…
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Join host Neil as he passionately discusses the pitfalls of relying on AI to write books and the importance of genuine effort and passion in writing. He criticises the deceptive tactics of individuals selling shortcuts and secret algorithms for writing books, emphasising that true writing involves soulful expression and dedication. Neil encourages …
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Want to build or grow your microschool but feeling overwhelmed? Fear no more. In this podcast episode, we share practical steps and mindset shifts that will help you navigate the complexities of starting and growing your micro school with confidence. With us by your side, you'll not only survive but thrive in the dynamic world of micro schooling. W…
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Neil shares insights and reflections on the importance of avoiding the comfort zone in life and business. Drawing from his own experiences and wisdom gained over 25 years in the industry, Neil emphasises the need to push boundaries, challenge oneself, and stay uncomfortable to continue growing and thriving. The episode serves as a motivational call…
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Previously recorded. Hello everyone, and welcome back to another inspiring conversation on A Conversation with a Black Businesswoman! We're delving into the incredible journey of Antoinette Daniel, a phenomenal entrepreneur who turned just £10 into a thriving business with a whopping £1.2 million turnover! Antoinette's story is a powerful reminder …
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On Monday (episode 110), I talked about the key way to stand out in a crowded market - and this short episode supports it. Spoiler alert: the way to stand out in a crowded niche is to become your niche. And as I talk about in this 2 minute soundbite, that means remembering that you are your trump card. Enjoy :-) Sumantha ____________________ 👋🏽 Hel…
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Heather Rhodes has been a pioneer in online education for over ten years, and is a strong advocate of the potential of technology to transform education and was the founding Principal of Harrow School Online. Prior to this, she founded an online tutoring organisation for international students wanting to improve their level of English. In this epis…
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