Case Studies: Home Schooling

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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:

Sardinia

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (10), Boy (9), Boy (4), Girl (7)
Problems
Home Schooling
Background
The children attended their local school but the curriculum was too dry and a Tutor was sought to enhance the learning opportunities of all the children.
Outcome
This long term role needed a Tutor happy to live in the family compound and willing to commit several years to the role. The children have all done well in school.

Huntsville

Delivery
Part Time, Short Term
Students
Boy (13)
Problems
Home Schooling
Background
Tutors International was asked to arrange for exceptionally talented educators to work with this home-educated boy for short periods of intensive study in the Tutor’s specialised area.
Outcome
Part of Tutors International's Special Projects’ offering where talented individuals from all walks of life offered superb short-course seminars to enrich the student's educational environment.

Atlanta

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (16), Boy (17)
Problems
Home Schooling
Background
This family made the decision to homeschool all the way to College believing that this was a better education than traditional schooling. The children are following a British curriculum and the position is now in its 4th year.
Outcome
For the first 3 years the two children shared a Tutor. Now, as their interests and strengths become more divergent, the Client has opted to have two tutors to cover the required subjects so that each can be more specialised.

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.

Gstaad

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (10), Boy (12)
Problems
After School, Home Schooling
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.

Cannes

Delivery
Short Term
Students
Boy (13), Boy (8)
Problems
After School, Home Schooling
Background
This French family had enrolled their children in the nearby British school and were unhappy about the missing components of classical French study. They sought a Tutor to fill this gap while they explored their options.
Outcome
A school place opened at the family's preferred choice of French school and the boy transferred successfully.

Verbier

Delivery
Students
Boy (11), Boy (7)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Unhappy at School
Background
The elder boy had been diagnosed with ADD and had been bullied. His self esteem was low and he lacked confidence. Both boys enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the world around them.
Outcome
A full time private tutor, able to support all school subjects, developed a broad home-schooled curriculum to get the older boy back on track. He returned to school after 2 years of tutoring where he is now doing well.

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.

South Pacific

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (4), Boy (5)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Specialist Tuition, Travel
Background
We have done some amazing activities - a lot of which the adults decide to come on too! - horse riding along a beach; visiting an active volcano; hiking through jungles; climbing up waterfalls and visiting traditional villages to witness spirit dances and land-jumping etc. We were also really lucky to be on a deserted beach in New Caledonia when several sea snakes slithered ashore to lay their eggs! Pretty unique and the children loved it! J - The Tutor
Outcome
This was just one of the many accounts of the wonderful experiential and hands-on learning that travel and education can offer.

Pennsylvania

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (12), Girl (2), Boy (10), Boy (8)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Background
This US family wished to change their lifestyle and travel in Europe. This meant homeschooling their children, two of whom were dyslexic, while they travelled.
Outcome
The family were so impressed by the progress of their children out of traditional school that they retained the services of Tutors International for an additional two years after they returned.

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.

Normandy

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Child
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Background
This highly academic child actor needed an excellent Tutor to maintain preparation for his GCSEs in 14 subjects while on set making a big budget film.
Outcome
Despite the challenges of working from a caravan and fitting around the filming schedule, the Tutor was able to help ensure that the boy passed all his exams with A* and A grades.

Newhaven

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (8), Girl (6)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel, Unhappy at School
Background
This family were disappointed with the quality of schooling on offer near their home and sought a Tutor to homeschool their children instead. This lifestyle choice also allowed the parents the freedom to travel for extended periods.
Outcome
The Tutor was able to create a superb curriculum for the children, taking advantage of the resources locally, whether in the US or travelling in Africa.

New Jersey

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Girl (6), Boy (7), Boy (3)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School
Background
A full time private tutor was sought to homeschool three children of a high profile Client in New Jersey. The role required complete discretion, and had a particularly wide remit including several languages.
Outcome
The position was filled by a teaching couple who between them were able to offer all the required subjects.

Montreal

Delivery
Full Time
Students
Boy (15)
Problems
Home Schooling, Instead of School
Background
This highly academic child actor needed an excellent Tutor to maintain preparation for his GCSEs in 14 subjects while on set making a big budget film.
Outcome
Despite the challenges of working from a caravan and fitting around the filming schedule, the Tutor was able to help ensure that the boy passed all his exams with A* and A grades.

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