Life as a tutor for Mitre is a job that is ‘enjoyable’ and ‘rewarding’ says tutor Amy Neill.
Amy Neill has been a tutor at Mitre for nearly three years and currently delivers a variety of our apprenticeship programs including; Sports Coaching, Community Sport and Health Officer and Teaching Assistant.
What’s a normal day like as a Tutor?
‘Every day is different!’
No day is the same in the life of a Mitre Group tutor, Amy assures us! It’s not all about delivering and webinars there’s planning to be done, admin work, marking, preparing for assessments as well as engaging with a variety of different organisations, employers and learners. There’s no such thing as a standard or normal day in the life of a Mitre Tutor.
How has your job been affected by COVID?
Like a lot of people in the last year COVID-19 has affected the way Amy does her job, from traveling across the country to traveling to the home office to deliver this was quite the change. However, Amy believes this could be for the better.
‘Larger groups mean people are able to share ideas and learn from each other which groups of one or two cannot provide, and with learners across the country going online is the best way!’
College Vs Training Provider
‘You get to see them doing something they are passionate about and putting into practice what you’re teaching them!’
Amy has previously taught in colleges which she enjoyed as working with young people was always fun. However, working as a Mitre tutor she has found herself working with a wider range of ages, she does feel this can be beneficial to the learners as they have different experiences and are able to learn for each other more. What really stands out to Amy is she gets to see her learners in their coaching environment and putting their knowledge into action and teaching them additional skills that helps shape their future careers. Furthermore, working for a training provider you get to continue working with learners as they progress though levels meaning you get to see your learners grow in their studies as well as in their workplace and their careers!
What’s the best part of your job?
‘I really love that it’s not all ‘classroom’ there is plenty of hands-on work as well’
Working as a Mitre tutor Amy gets to see her learners develop and progress in the workplace and putting their newfound knowledge into practice. Every apprentice is different and seeing them learn and grow is extremely rewarding. They are all fully engaged and have great ambitions, so tutoring them is nothing but a pleasure.
What’s the most rewarding part about being a tutor with Mitre?
‘Seeing learners who have been dedicated to their apprenticeship get high grades and become successful’
At Mitre there are a range of learners, which one that has shone through to Amy is Raj Nath from Middlesex CCC. ‘He always goes above and beyond; he makes sure all his work is done to the highest standard. At every opportunity Raj went out into his field to gain more experience for his portfolio and he is always enthusiastic’ ‘Mitre is that steppingstone to achieving greatness within your field and it’s a great feeling when you see the learner achieve that’.
Overall, what’s it like working for Mitre?
Every day is different, there is always something to keep you on your toes. However, it is an amazing company to work for as the learners are always progressing and working hard and the staff are like a big family. We will always support each other and offer the best advice and guidance to all our learners.