My name is Carol Murdoch, and I head up our team of tutors. I am an educational consultant with have worked in education for almost 20 years. Some of that time was spent in mainstream, but I also spent time in ASD bases and in severe and complex settings. This led to me gaining a wide range of experiences and understandings.
I founded Love Outdoor Learning, which Carol’s Tutoring forms part of back in 2017. I had grown frustrated working as a teacher but feeling unable to meet all the children’s needs due to the cutbacks and pressures. I wanted to help children develop a love of learning and holistically support them.
Unlike a lot of teachers, school was not always an easy place for me as a child. I hated maths, which incidentally helps me teach it very well now. I left school at 16 as a young carer but went back to my studies, completing my Primary Education degree in 2009.
I am also a trained life coach and a mindfulness master. I use these skills to fully support children, their mindset and their education.
I am nearing the completion of my Masters in Learning for Sustainability, focusing on Outdoor Learning. I specialise in curriculum-based outdoor learning.
In my spare time, I love to be outdoors. I enjoy walking, though not full-day hikes! I also enjoy getting out on my stand up paddleboard and have recently bought my first kayak. I also love trips in my campervan called Mable, where I can discover quiet spots off the beaten track.
I have been featured in The Guardian, The Daily Record, The Telegraph, This is Money, The West Lothian Courier and more helping support parents and sharing my views on education today.
I have worked with and supported Twinkl, University of Dundee, West Lothian Council, Dundee Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council and more.