Home-schooled students continue to excel in top-ranking universities, says leading private-tutoring firm

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Tutors International, providers of exceptional private tutors to UHNW families since 1999, has consistently aided students in gaining coveted places in some of the highest ranking universities, worldwide.

In a recent article for Boston Magazine [1] it is identified that increasing numbers of full-time home-schooled students are continuing on to attend US Ivy League universities. Key benefits of home-schooling cited include the opportunity for children to be the driving force behind their own education, to work at their own pace and giving them the ability to learn according to their own academic interests, away from the pressures of the classroom.

Based in the UK, but providing high-quality tutors to families all over the world, Tutors International have, to date, successfully aided students in gaining places to around half a dozen of the world's top universities with the wealthiest alumni, as reported by research firm, Wealth-X [2]:

• Harvard University

• University of Pennsylvania

• Stanford University

• Columbia University

• New York University

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

• University of Chicago

• Northwestern University

• Yale University

• Cornell University

The leading school in terms of wealthiest former pupils is Harvard University, with 2.964 alumni worth a collective $622 billion. This is double that of the next wealthiest, University of Pennsylvania, with 1,502 alumni of UHNWIs. The Boston article identifies that a high percentage of top-earning Harvard alumni are self-made and that home-schooling has the potential to provide the academic and personal freedom of expression to nurture these skills in prospective Harvard students.

Founder Adam Caller said: “Most tutoring requests for students aged 16 to 18 are for after-school support or short-term tuition to help raise a student’s average GPA or for SAT preparation and college applications. But, to date, we have also home-schooled many students full-time for their junior and senior years, and often place tutors part-time to support other students during these crucial academic stages. We have found that not only do universities not count home-schooling against an applicant, but that home-schooling and the breadth and depth of a topic that can be covered improves students’ academic trajectory.”

The article also highlights the time and resource requirements parents face when making the decision to home-school their children. Tutors International have a proven track record in providing highly qualified tutors to UHNW families and their university placement statistics are consistent.

For more information on Tutors International and the excellent results they achieve, visit www.tutors-international.com


[1] Homeschool Got Me Into Harvard: Our Kids Don't Belong in School, https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2015/08/25/homeschooling-in-boston/ Bridget Samburg. Boston Magazine. September 2015

[2] Wealth-X Reveals: The 10 Universities With The Largest Ultra Wealthy Alumni Population, https://www.wealthx.com/articles/2015/wealth-x-reveals-the-10-universities-with-the-largest-ultra-wealthy-alumni-population/ , Wealth-X, 16 September 2015

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