Teachers and emeritus educators are retired teachers, academics, dormant and non-practising teachers, academics and educators.

Our Mission

We think, firstly, that as retired teachers, academics, non-practising teachers and academics and educators we have a wealth of knowledge in contemporary subject areas and specialisms, and that we possess skills, competences and experiences which we have acquired in our respective fields over decades of practice.  And secondly, we think that retirement does not mean that we are no longer willing or are unable to teach, supervise, mentor and advice students, design and conduct and disseminate quality research in our fields.

Therefore our mission is as follows:

  • To create a platform that would enable us to connect with global communities of teachers, academics, educators and students.
  • To enable us to accept knew challenges and engage in intercultural dialogues on an expanding global educational landscapes.
  • To provide a platform to discuss and disseminate our research freely without let and hindrance.
  • To create a platform from which we could share our specialisms, expertise, skills, competences and experiences with up and coming teachers, academics and educators.
  • To establish professional relationships with individuals, groups, institutions and organisations, be they in public or private practice and/or sectors, in order to create a basis that will enable us to continue to play constructive roles in our areas of specialisms and expertise.

What we do

We do not seek to replace or supplant institution-based teachers, academics, tutors, supervisors, mentors and advisors.

But in our experience significant proportion of students who enrol on the following programmes encounter serious problems and many do not subsequently go on to complete and pass their programmes:
a) Level 2 courses in schools and colleges
b) Level 3 courses in schools and colleges
c) Level 4 courses at universities and university colleges
d) Level 5 programmes

The reasons why many students do not complete and pass their courses are many and interwoven and these reasons do have combined consequences for completion and pass rates. However among the myriads of problems reported by PhD students two fundamental problems stood out. The first problem was poorly defined research focus and hypotheses, unclear and ill-defined research aims and objectives, proposals, research questions and more importantly feeble and badly researched literature reviews. The second reason was institutional culture which categorises PhD supervisors as teachers: there are no ‘impact factor’ and hence  no accolades to be won in teaching. ‘Impact factor’ and accolades lay in research and journal publications. Thus PhD tutors often have to balance the need to research and publish against the needs of their PhD students. The latter often take a back seat.

Teachers and emeritus educators do not have ready made poultice to apply to the above problems, but we think we could and are able to do the following:

  • We will provide interactive and online tutorials at level 2 (GCSE) and level 3 (AS and A2) in all academic subjects  within the National Curriculum and National Qualification Framework.
  • We will provide interactive and online tutorials at level 2 (First certificate and Diploma) and level  3 (National and Extended Diplomas) in all vocational courses within the National Qualification Framework.
  • We will provide online mentoring, tutoring, advice and supervision for levels 4 and 5 (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students) during the following critical stages in their research:

The design and development of essays, projects, dissertations and research proposals, focus and hypotheses

Definition of research aims and objectives

Literature reviews

Methodological approaches

Design and development of research instruments

Data analysis

The development, design and  structuration of dissertations and theses


We think that all students should have access to our resources, specialisms, expertise, skills, competences and experiences. Therefore the term students mean the following:

  • PhD students
  • Master’s degree students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Level 3 students: Advanced level and National Diploma
  • Level 2 students: GCSE and First Certificate and Diploma

The resources that would be made available in respect of the above groups of students would be in response to the  problems and questions posed by individual students.

What does it cost

Teacher and Emeritus Educators are a non-profit organisation. Thus the rights of individual pupils, students and their parents to access and use the resources which may be made available on this web site and to draw on our specialisms, expertise, skills, competences and experiences do not depend on the ability to pay or make any donations, whatsoever.

Schools, colleges and educational organisations do not have to pay any retainer or deposit for their pupils and students to use our services.

Schools, colleges and educational organisations can make donations when they want and they can donate whatever they can afford.