Putting relationships first in teaching

Rita Pierson inspired our unique teaching approach to put relationships with our students first. Rita Pierson was a US educator who worked as a counsellor, testing coordinator and assistant principal. She also conducted professional development workshops and seminars for thousands of educators. She passed away on 28th June 2013 at the age of 61 but her TED Talk from May 2013, ‘Every Kid Needs a Champion’ is one of the most inspiring and most viewed TED Talks ever. It has inspired our teaching approach and if you haven’t seen it yet, trust us when we say you must:


ted.com: Rita F Pierson
Towards the end of her Talk, Rita famously says:

“How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can be.”


Rita gets to the core of how we achieve the best education and learning. She identifies that at the centre of all good education and learning is human connection through relationships. Education is not just about a teacher teaching a class, and a student diligently taking notes. Instead, it is about establishing a relationship between teacher and student.

Our unique teaching approach

At Über Tutors, we know and apply this everyday. We hold to Rita’s philosophy that human connection and relationships are the most and fundamental part of education. Only through understanding someone and learning about them as a person in a holistic sense, can you begin to understand how they best learn, and determine what they really need to make them be the best that they can be.

This is why we strive to place all new students with their perfect match – a tutor who is truly compatible with them as a person. It is for this same reason that our tutors are trained to put their students first and understand them before all else. They facilitate learning, growth and expand students’ horizons, believing in their student always. In sum, our tutors go above and beyond to ensure that their students live up to their full potential.


Get in touch

We are committed to making our students and clients our number one priority. Indeed, we commit ourselves to establishing a real relationship that will facilitate successful learning, based on who our students are and what they need to be the best they can be. Get in touch today to discuss our unique tutoring and mentoring services at 02030867311 or info@ubertutors.co.uk.
Reference List:
pbs.org: Rita F Pierson

ted.com: Rita F Pierson