SEN in Independent Schools Found Wanting as Private Tuition Increases

SEN in Independent Schools Found Wanting as Private Tuition Increases

Home tuition company, Tutors International, announce their busiest month since forming the company in 1999, with the majority of enquiries for private special educational needs (SEN) tutors after private schools fail to identify and address learning difficulties.

Leaders in private home tutoring, Tutors International, have reported a record month for placements of their elite private tutors, with a significant rise in the number of enquiries for tutors with experience with SEN (special educational needs).

Adam Caller, founder of the Oxford-based private tuition agency and one of only two UK members of the prestigious US-based Independent Educational Consultants Association, commented on the announcement, “Although we’re pleased to have another hugely successful year, with this November the busiest month since we formed in 1999, we found that more pupils are being taken out of school and seeking full-time home tuition, because the schools are just not addressing their barriers to learning.”

Mr Caller has particular experience in SEN, and has undergone specialist training in dyslexia and AD/HD and is very sensitive to children’s education difficulties. “It’s apparent that some schools are just not equipped to identify SEN beyond the most common instances, let alone implement an effective strategy to help the child overcome them.”

“I’ve placed private tutors with hundreds of families, and over the course of my time as an educator, have come across many children with behavioural or academic concerns. Some of the time there’s an undiagnosed SEN, such as NLVD (Non-Verbal Learning Disability) or dyscalculia, which, once identified and addressed, leads to a much happier and productive education for the student.”

While Mr Caller sympathised with education psychologists - the extensive range of tests, the commitment and cooperation needed from the pupil can make identification problematic – he is concerned. “It’s worrying that these are not being picked up by the school, and that it often takes a family to remove the child from school and seek a private tutor to deal with ‘behavioural issues’ before an SEN diagnosis can be made.”

About Tutors International

Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling.

Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child's needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.

Tutors International was founded in 1996 by Adam Caller, who has tutored students of all ages and now turns his expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.

  • Tutors International provides an unparalleled tutoring service that matches the right tutor with the right child, in order for the student to fully reach their personal potential and academic excellence.
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