On difficult lessons.

On difficult lessons.

Every single Buddy has had or will have a difficult lesson with a Bready (or a few). I’ve had my fair share of difficult lessons. Two really tough lessons stand out for me though. The first one was where the mom kept shouting orders at her son, drowning out everything I said. She went as […]

#TipsforTuesday: Resources

#TipsforTuesday: Resources

Teaching can be a daunting process, and online teaching has the potential to feel isolated. You’re at home, you’re potentially only speaking to your students, there’s no way of knowing how well you’re doing or how you can progress… It’s different at IQBar. We like to help our teachers as much as we can, both […]

The Great IQBar Road Trip – London

The Great IQBar Road Trip – London

IQBar boasts and incredible and diverse body of Buddies around the world and we always want to celebrate that. The teaching school is however, primarily based in the UK and many of our students are looking to learn about British culture and British English. That’s why we’ve come up with the Great British IQBar Road […]

The Travelling Teacher: Farewell to India

The Travelling Teacher: Farewell to India

What’s it all about? This week is my final blog entry about my time in India and what an amazing time it has been! This final Indian entry is all about my visit to the Andaman Islands, to the beautiful Neil Island and exploration of the beaches. The main mode of transport between the Islands […]

On Being a New Buddy

On Being a New Buddy

I’ve been through many things in my life and I’ve always prided myself in going through it with a smile on my face knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Then I became a Buddy. With great excitement and enthusiasm albeit whilst feeling nervous beyond words, I did my two […]

The Travelling Teacher: Andaman Islands – Pearls in a sea of blue

The Travelling Teacher: Andaman Islands – Pearls in a sea of blue

What’s it all about? Last week’s blog entry covered my time in New Delhi and, during my lay-over,  my brief stop in Kolkata. It was the build up to this place, Havelock. This week’s blog will be all about getting to Havelock, starting with arriving at Port Blair and then getting a ferry to Havelock. […]

The Great IQBar Road Trip: Lewes

The Great IQBar Road Trip: Lewes

Last week we visited Sarah and explored the history and food of the sunny isle of Cornwall. This week we are continuing along the coast to the South Eastern town of Lewes where Harriet, our Junior Social Media Manager lives. In amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs Lewes may look like a sleepy […]

Don’t Fear the Wait Time – Maria Kenngott

Don’t Fear the Wait Time – Maria Kenngott

Don’t Fear the Wait Time By: Maria Kenngott We live in an age that fears silence. We text, we tap, we watch Netflix; anything but endure a moment’s quiet reflection. But in teaching, as in life, sometimes we need to step back and let the silence speak.             “What’s you’re favourite colour?” You wait half […]

#TipforTuesday: Backup plans

#TipforTuesday: Backup plans

Picture this: You’re in the middle of your third lesson and everything is going to plan. The student loves your hand puppets, they’ve mastered the short u vowel sound, and you’ve just received an excellent piece of homework. BUT disaster strikes – you get a power cut. What do you do? This situation, as well […]

The Travelling Teacher: Dashing around Delhi and a brief pit stop in Kolkata

The Travelling Teacher: Dashing around Delhi and a brief pit stop in Kolkata

Last week’s blog entry was all about Agra, more specifically, the beautiful Taj Mahal. Quite deservedly this place is now listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the world! If you didn’t get a chance to have a read about this place, have a look at last week’s blog. The Taj Mahal is […]