an interview with an asphaleia tutor for world teacher's day

Today is World Teacher's Day and we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate our teaching staff at asphaleia and the work they do ensuring our students learn, achieve, and reach their potential. The following feedback from some of our students says a lot about our great tutors!


'[My tutors have] helped me speak out when I feel something is wrong, they both really care and check on my well-being.'


'There are teachers at college that you can talk to if there is anything going on at home and if your stressed about anything at college.'


'They always keep us safe. No matter what, we don't feel under pressure, they give us time.'


'My opinion is asphaleia is good because I like teachers.'

On World Teachers Day this year we decided to take the opportunity to interview one of our tutors and find out more about their role.


introducing Sofia


1. How long have you been a tutor at asphaleia training?

I have been a Tutor for almost a year now.


2. What do you teach?

I teach Functional Skills and ESOL.


3. What is the best thing about being a tutor?

The best thing of being a Tutor is that I can adapt the lessons to my students' needs and learning abilities


4. What is the hardest thing about being a tutor?

The hardest thing is to keep students motivated for learning when they are dealing with severe personal matters such as mental health problems, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.


5. Can you tell us one fun fact about you?

I have a collection of post cards and I have asked my friends and family to always send me a post card from their travelling.


6. Your no. 1 tip for learning something well.

If you want to learn something, first figure out why you would like to do so. In this way you have a clear personal focus, and you maintain your motivation.


Thanks Sofia! If you're interested in our employability and ESOL courses for 16-18 year-olds, please click here.