As reports indicate a growing trend in homeschooling to allow for family travel, Tutors International founder and educational consultant Adam Caller issued advice this week on how best to support a child's educational development whilst travelling
With national news outlets reporting on families from varied social backgrounds deciding to adopt a global nomadic lifestyle , Tutors International founder Adam Caller has this week issued advice to parents considering private tuition to support children whilst travelling.
With additional experience as founder of Sea Tutors, a specialist division of the global private tutoring firm which seeks to provide elite schooling at sea, Adam Caller commented: "It is interesting to see families of all walks of life investing every penny into travel. From families selling their homes to tour the world in yachts and motorhomes, to the wealthiest families enjoying luxury international travel, the desire to escape the rut or system is a desire that spans all financial brackets. This dream can be realised if sufficient educational planning is put in place for children as part of the family adventure."
The importance of education whilst travelling cannot be understated, Mr Caller averred: "Education while travelling is so imperative that many families don't make the most of the opportunities available to them for fear of disrupting their children's school education. It's exciting to see more families and schools recognising the benefits of multicultural, experiential learning, and the increasing number of enquiries we are receiving at Tutors International and Sea Tutors is testament to the commitment parents are making to enhancing their children's education."
How to enhance education with travel: top three advisory guidelines from Adam Caller at Tutors International
1. Find the right tutor for your family. The best private tutor will provide the same elite education whilst travelling as can be achieved in a fixed location, and will make the most of any setting. Local geography and culture can be absorbed into a tailored education programme, from geology and science lessons on the slopes of a volcano, to helping students write and perform their own Greek tragedies while cruising the Mediterranean.
2. Use the opportunity to foster a positive relationship with study. Taking time out from school life can reignite a love of learning away from the pressures of the classroom. We have seen that the opportunity to expand their horizons leaves the student refreshed and with more confidence in their own abilities and their academic future. By providing the opportunity to identify and resolve any individual difficulties one on one, the experience can significantly change student attitudes to learning, helping them to mature more quickly and leapfrog academically. The immediate real-life application of education can also create incredible pride, whether that involves testing out navigational skills at the helm of a boat or conversing with locals in a newly learned language.
3. Consider all curricula options. Part of the appeal of private tutors to higher income families is the ability to tailor a curriculum to the student's needs, wherever they happen to be in the world. A private tutor can assure continuity of education and enable children to stay on track academically, even if they are travelling around the world at the time. However, families may also consider alternative global curricula programmes and in these circumstances a private tutor is a valuable tool in ensuring that the transition goes smoothly in any part of the world.
Having a private tutor opens the doors to both adventure and world-class education. To find out more about Tutors International and the services it provides visit www.tutors-international.com. For more information about engaging a private tutor at sea visit www.seatutors.com.
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