Private tutoring firm, Tutors International, founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, has observed a steady increase in enquiries from both tutors and families in recent years, placing tutors with families in over 31 countries around the world to date.
Since September 2010 the UK-based private tutoring agency has seen a huge increase in enquiries on its website, from both tutors and families all over the world. Tutors International currently has tutors on every continent – except Antarctica! – working with families in a variety of different circumstances and situations.
Mr Caller commented: “In the last five years we’ve posted over 350 vacancies on our website from families opting to remove their children from traditional education for a variety of reasons. Many of our clients are ex-pats or professionals wanting to spend as much quality travelling time with their families as possible, whilst not compromising their children’s education. Others just don’t feel that traditional education is the right fit for their family.”
In recent years, Tutors International has also seen a marked increase in enquiries from families in China, Malaysia, Japan and other parts of Asia. Despite having great tutors over there, they recognise how attractive and flexible the British education system can be. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want their children enrolled full-time in British classrooms.
Mr Caller adds: “Traditional classroom education just doesn’t agree with all children, or all families, particularly where there are special needs or circumstances involved. We’ve heard the feedback from our clients and we know that children are thriving in a non-traditional learning environment, often achieving exceptional results. The one-to-one attention and individualised curriculum allows children to work at their own pace, in a comfortable environment, and offers them the ability to explore and focus on their own academic interests without the pressures of the classroom. For parents, who may have particularly punishing work schedules and commitments, it offers them the flexibility to spend extended periods of time as a family, without the restrictions of traditional academic schedules.”
Tutors International also specialises in placing private tutors with children with a variety of special educational needs and challenges, including ADHD, dyslexia, OCD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Its recruitment process is tailored to the needs of both student and tutor in order to find the best possible match. This has resulted in over 13,000 applications from tutors for opportunities posted on their website. The company is currently receiving an unprecedented level of enquiries, so finding the highest calibre of educators to meet this demand is crucial.
For more information on the services offered by Tutors International and for advice on homeschooling, wherever you are in the world, visit www.tutors-international.com. Tutors can browse the latest vacancies and submit an application by visiting tutors-international.net.