Case Studies: England

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This highly specialist service, tailored approach, and exclusive client base earned Tutors International the epithet, ‘the Dom Perignon of tutoring companies’ (The Good Schools Guide). TI Tutors and Clients alike have shared why we are deserving of this title.

Here you can read through some case studies of exemplary private tuition that we have assigned all over the world:

London

Delivery
Part Time, Short Term
Students
Adult
Problems
Specialist Tuition
Background
The student is an adult woman who relocated from Italy to England. In Italy she worked as a fashion journalist and she decided to return to work, this time in England, writing in English. Unfortunately her level of fluency was nowhere near what was required to be successful and it was hoped that some intensive tuition from a superb Tutor would be able to develop her understanding of grammar, help her acquire a more extensive vocabulary, and improve her creative writing.
Outcome
A native English speaking Tutor with Received Pronunciation was found. They had impeccable grammar, both written and spoken, an English degree from a top flight University, an EFL qualification and appropriate experience with adult learners.

London

Delivery
Part Time
Students
Girl (19)
Problems
Background
This young woman was an undergraduate studying at London. Unhappy with her course, she had not engaged in the learning process and was at risk of failing her first year.
Outcome
Tutors International found a well qualified Tutor able to support the full range of subjects on the student’s undergraduate course, who worked intensively with her to ensure that she completed her coursework and was fully prepared for her exams.

London

Delivery
Short Term
Students
Girl (19)
Problems
Background
An undergraduate woman had decided to change her course at University and needed to demonstrate a high standard of Latin in order to be accepted on the new course. Having only studied to GCSE this was a serious challenge.
Outcome
Tutors International were able to secure the services of a well-qualified teacher who himself had graduated from Oxford in Classics. In an intensive summer course the young woman reached the required standard and was accepted onto her new course.

Surrey

Delivery
Part Time, Short Term
Students
Girl (16), Boy (12), Boy (10)
Problems
Background
This short term service was needed to help improve the English reading, writing and grammar skills of this Dubai family who spend their summers in England.
Outcome
It was essential that the Tutor keep in mind that the children were on their summer vacation and while progress was important, lessons needed to be light and fun.

Surrey

Delivery
Part Time
Students
Boy (9)
Problems
After School
Background
The boy was struggling with the acquisition of basic numeracy and other conceptual problems. This had interfered with his progress academically, putting the child behind his peers in school.
Outcome
This was a long term, part time position, for a few hours a week after school. The Tutor was able to fully resolve the boy's educational deficit and even helped him get ahead of his class.

Newbury

Delivery
Full Time, Short Term
Students
Boy (13)
Problems
After School, Home Schooling
Background
This boy had been attending a local prep school, but his preferred choice of secondary school could not take him until a year had passed. A private tutor was needed to provide a home education during this transitional year.
Outcome
The Tutor needed to liaise closely with the new school to make sure that the boy would be able to integrate seamlessly when he joined the following year. We learned recently that the young man did well in his GCSEs in 2009.

London

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (12), Girl (10)
Problems
After School
Background
This family were looking for a full time private tutor to help with a complex transition between schooling in Switzerland and England, and with extended, interim periods of homeschooling in the US.
Outcome
A Tutor familiar with IB was appointed to liaise with the new school and ensure that the children were always at the appropriate level so that they would be able to reintegrate into their class at any time.

London

Delivery
Part Time
Students
Boy (12)
Problems
After School
Background
After receiving many years of therapy for developmental delays following birth complications, this boy was almost on a par with his peers and ready to attend mainstream school.
Outcome
With the support of a Tutor after school, the boy was able to keep up with his class across the majority of his subjects.

London

Delivery
Students
Boy (8)
Problems
After School
Background
This highly able boy had been attending a school in Hong Kong. However, the school did not reach the standards required by the top London private schools, where the family planned to place him after their relocation.
Outcome
Tutors International were able to source a Tutor quickly and bring the boy to the required standard.

London

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (13), Boy (10)
Problems
After School
Background
This family was temporarily located in London and their children needed help settling into their new international school. In addition, the boy needed some speech therapy.
Outcome
Both children did well at their temporary school and have since returned to their home country.

Cobham

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (6)
Problems
After School, Unhappy at School
Background
The boy was not doing well at school and so the Client sought a Tutor to supplement his learning. Our Tutor discovered what he thought to be an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, later confirmed by our Educational Psychologist.
Outcome
Once the reason for the boy's difficulty at school was understood we were able to make excellent progress by adjusting materials to fit the boy's learning style until an appropriate school was found for the boy.

Surrey

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (9)
Problems
Instead of School
Background
What started as a short term summer appointment supporting this mildly dyslexic boy on vacation in Turkey, soon turned into a full home-schooling role when it became evident to all just how much happier the boy was in the care of a Tutor.
Outcome
Now in its second year, there are plans to reintegrate the boy back into a new school and to keep the Tutor as after school support for the long term.

Stockport

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (9), Girl (7)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School
Background
Due to the sudden and unexpected closure of a small local school, this family decided to homeschool their daughters for the remainder of the school year. They wanted this time to be something special that the girls would look back on and treasure.
Outcome
The Tutor created an exciting and busy curriculum that took full advantage of the local resources while at the same time being academically rigorous. The Tutor was also able to make previously unliked subjects into favourites.

Oxfordshire

Delivery
Full Time, Short Term
Students
Boy (15)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Unhappy at School
Background
This young man attended a very well known private boarding school in England but was not doing well, and was off school for a term in the middle of his GCSE course.
Outcome
A Tutor was found who was able to teach the 9 GCSE subjects required during the period of homeschooling. The young man subsequently went on to achieve excellent GCSEs, 3 As at A level and is now at University.

London

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (18), Girl (13), Boy (15)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School
Background
The eldest girl had failed to gain the grades she needed in her AS levels and was therefore at risk of not achieving the overall grades she needed for her first choice University. Her brother was preparing for GCSEs at the same time, and the younger girl had some mild dyslexia that merited occasional support.
Outcome
By far the greatest emphasis of the Tutor's work was with the eldest girl, who was to be homeschooled instead of attending a private sixth form college in London. By the end of the first term, the courses taken so far had been reviewed and the girl scored 3 As in her modules. At the end of the year the girl's final grades were AAB and she was accepted to her first choice University. The younger brother and the sister also thrived with the Tutor's support.

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