Global Tutor of the Year 2018 Announced!
Chris Hinsley, the UK regional Tutor of the Year has been announced as Tutor Doctor’s 2018 Global Tutor of the Year! Chris was presented with the award by Tutor Doctor’s President, Frank Milner, on 15th October after Frank flew over to London, UK celebrate with Chris on the night. Celebrations took place on an intimate cruise along the Thames with his colleagues and Tutor Doctor associates.
“To be recognised by my bosses, Mark and Joanna, was wonderful. Then I won the UK award and now, being awarded at an international level, by industry experts, is both humbling and very much appreciated. I’m proud to have developed skills for getting young people that have no interest in education to believe in its value and, most importantly, themselves,” says Chris.
It was Chris’ commitment to young people and helping them better their lives through education that stood out to the judging panel. Chris tutors 22 hours a week with Tutor Doctor and spends two days at Reading Youth Offending Service, helping 13 to 17-year-olds with their communication skills.
Adam Muckle, who was on the judging panel and is President of the Tutors’ Association, explains his reasons behind selecting Chris as the global winner: “In my eyes, Chris has the utmost qualities when faced with the most challenging students and is successful in motivating them to learn.”
Matt McCorkle, the co-founder of the extra-curricular resource Clear Choice Test Prep, also sat on the judging panel and describes how he made his decision almost immediately: “His clarity of purpose was ultimately why I chose Chris; I feel that his story best exemplifies the full value that tutors can provide. Chris genuinely sees his role as a supportive mentor as his core responsibility.”
The win has helped Chris build even more rapport with a student: “Winning the award is fantastic! On an intimate level, it has already helped me get a student on side; I mentioned the award and he was thrilled to be tutored by ‘The best tutor in the world’.”