Homeschooling, high-standards and HNWI Clients: elite tutoring company, Tutors International, list the benefits of a full-time private tutor and reveal why theirs are second to none.
Award-winning Oxford-based private tutoring company, Tutors International, specialises in sourcing world-class tutors for HNW families across the globe. The benefits of appointing a residential full-time private tutor are remarkable, but why Tutors International specifically? There are countless reasons why they remain the industry gold standard, but here are just ten:
1. Bespoke Recruitment
The most common way tuition firms source a tutor is by appointing one from a stock database. This runs the risk of placing unregulated, subpar, mismatched tutors in influential positions over a child’s education. With Tutors International, a customised recruitment process, as well as rigorous quality and safety checks, means Clients will always have a first-rate educator who aligns perfectly with your family’s goals.
An experienced Account Manager will meet with each Client, and garner a comprehensive understanding of the child’s – and the family’s – needs, goals and day to day life. Then a job specification that reflects all of those aspects is written and advertised. Hundreds of tutors apply from all over the world and only the applicants that fulfil every criterion are shortlisted. These are then interviewed, screened, checked for references and whittled down to a final two or three candidates. The final decision is then made by the Client themselves. This results in placing a tutor that perfectly matches the family’s needs, ethos and lifestyle. Not only does the full-time private tutor integrate well with the family, but they are able to offer a completely personalised and exceptional education.
2. On-to-One Tuition
One-to-one tuition means the child is the sole focus of teaching time. A good private tutor – particularly a full-time private tutor – will be able to closely monitor and respond to the individual needs, talents and progress of a child. This is much harder to do in mainstream schooling. It’s particularly helpful for children who struggle with the one-size-fits-all approach of mainstream schools, where they may experience bullying or attention deficit disorders or have interests and talents that lay outside of the core curriculum. One-to-one tuition also permits greater flexibility, both in content and timetabled study. A tutor can be efficient and focused in their teaching, and work around the best times for the child and the family.
The case study of a placement in Atlanta is a testament to Tutors International’s ability to source one-to-one tuition completely tailored to an individual. The focus of the placement was two teenagers – a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old-boy. The family wanted to home-school their children because they believed that a high-quality full-time private tutor was able to provide a better education than traditional schooling. For the first three years the children shared the tutor. Then, as their interests and strengths became more divergent, the Client opted for two tutors to allow for a more tailored and individualised education for each child.
3. Travelling Tutors
Tutors International have extensive experience recruiting for travelling tutors. The nature of our HNW and UHNW Clientele means that families often have multiple international homes and/or travel frequently for work and pleasure. A resident tutor to travel with your family allows for stability without compromising on lifestyle or educational standards. Our travel tutors incorporate the geography and culture of wherever in the world they find themselves, making for a globalised and stimulating education. Tutors International even launched Sea Tutors – a sister company specialising in placing tutors with families on yachts and superyachts.
4. Interdisciplinary Teaching
A movement into interdisciplinary teaching is at the forefront of cutting-edge education. A departure from distinct subjects feels not only sensible for a world that does not divide experiences into separate disciplines, but it is also a more employable approach to educating young minds. The likes of the High-Tech High collective and the rise in popularity of homeschooling, show that we are moving towards an interdisciplinary method of schooling. A full-time private tutor is the perfect facilitator for this. They can incorporate project-based learning and capitalise on each child’s specific interests to make for a more engaging learning experience.
One Tutors International tutor based in Germany explains how they are using interdisciplinary teaching to deliver a tailor-made education for their student:
“We began with looking at the concepts of weight and mass. He found that his smaller toy dragon would be lifted by a balloon but not the larger one. This led to a role-playing game where he pretended the baby dragon had lost his Daddy and he didn’t know how to fly. After the game, I told him the story he invented was such an exciting story and suggested we make it into a book. He loves listening to stories on CDs so he came up with the idea of making it into a ‘CD story’. I recorded him telling the story then added some music and burnt it onto a CD. He drew and coloured a front cover for it and was so proud of his story. He was able to share the story with all of his family and this was a fantastic confidence boost for him, as previously he had still been quite shy to speak English in front of his parents.”
This Tutors International tutor incorporated Physics, English, Drama and Art to form a customised, memorable and effective interdisciplinary learning experience.
5. Extra-Curricular Incorporation
Many children will have talents and passions outside of the core curriculum. For some of these children it will be the start of their careers. Whether they are actors, athletes or train in another vocational practice, this will often take up more time and dedication than traditional schooling will allow. For this reason, a full-time private tutor offers flexibility and a high-quality education, without compromising on focussed training.
Owing to their customised recruitment process, Tutors International are able to find a full-time private tutor that works with these extra-curricular passions. Not only can they accommodate them, but Tutors International will endeavour to find a tutor with the shared passion and expertise to enhance the practice as well as allow for it. They have recruited for tutors with diving experience, sailing qualifications, equestrian skills and athletic prowess. For example, for one family in Florence, their son wanted to become a tennis professional and was unable to fit his tennis training around standard schooling. His parents wanted him to attend a full-time training facility without any reduction in the quality of his education, so Tutors International found a suitable tutor and the boy gained A* and A grades across his GCSEs.
6. Special Educational Needs (SEN)
A full-time private tutor is an ideal option for children with Special Educational Needs. It allows for adapted and optimised learning. Founder of Tutors International, Adam Caller, has had training in the non-medicinal managements of ADHD/ADD and has experience recruiting for specialist SEN roles. Tutors International even consult a Harley Street Educational Psychologist if required.
Mr Caller comments, “A good private tutor can react in that moment to the situation, adapting teaching techniques to suit an individual child’s pattern of concentration, and ensure they fully understand the lesson before moving to the next.”
Whether you need a tutor with SLI training, experience with behaviour disorders or a specialist skillset in helping with dyslexia, Tutors International will find an educator equipped to accommodate any SEN requirements.
7. Discretion and Integrity
Tutors International’s HNW and UHNW Clientele means they frequently work with prominent public figures and people who require the utmost discretion. Integrity and confidentiality are central to the Tutors International ethos. They understand the importance of security and delicacy when dealing with requests from high-profile Clients. Before tutors are introduced to the Client, they are fully vetted. All potential tutors have to sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. For additional security, Tutors International also commission a professional background screening by Kroll FPR.
8. Adam Caller
Education Consultant, Adam Caller, is the CEO and Founder of Tutors International. He is a former teacher with extensive tutoring experience, and a private tutoring industry expert, making him a prominent and authoritative voice on private tuition and the education sector in general. He is involved in every crucial recruitment decision, as well as the consultation process for Clients. He has grown a prestigious global business. When businesses expand to the globalised reach that Tutors International has, this often comes at the expense of a personalised service, and the Founder becomes increasingly distant from the work itself; Adam Caller triumphs in avoiding this. He remains the driving force of Tutors International and is key to delivering the expert tailored education promised by his company.
9. Support for the duration of the contract - not just the recruitment stages
Most tutoring companies assign a tutor and then leave the Client and Tutor to it – unsupported and unmanaged. Tutors International is not ‘most tutoring companies’. An integral part of their superior Client experience is their ongoing support service. Tutors International remain on hand for support for the duration of the contract period. This means that should issues arise, they are available to offer their expertise, implement any necessary changes, and answer any questions from the Client or Tutor for the duration of the placement.
10. Reputation and Expertise Built Since 1999
Reputation and longevity count for a lot in both education and business. Tutors International has established a reputation of academic excellence, exceptional Client experience and educational innovation. This has been consolidated over a 22-year period. This level of experience is invaluable.
Tutors International have retained their position as market leaders in elite full-time tutoring solutions for two decades, but it only takes five minutes to make a preliminary enquiry. If you want to find out more about Tutors International’s private tutoring services, you can read the Client brochure and make an enquiry today.