Founded by Tutors International, Sea Tutors specialises in placing tutors providing high-end private tuition to UHNW families on yachts.
OXFORD, UK: In 2021, the sales of superyachts climbed by 77% to record levels. According to maritime data firm, VesselsValue, a total of 887 superyachts were sold in 2021, more than double the number in 2019. Since the onset of Covid-19, there has been a growing trend where parents are taking their children out of school and spending extended time away. Tutors International, recognising the fact that UHNW families might want to travel with their families, aimed to fill this specialist niche in the private tutoring market, and in 2015, launched Sea Tutors.
Sea Tutors is the brainchild of CEO and Founder of Tutors International, Adam Caller. It prides itself on its ability to provide high-quality, full-time private tutoring to families on board yachts. Says Caller: “The traditional curriculum may no longer be relevant in a rapidly changing world. Having a private tutor on board opens doors to both world-class education and unforgettable adventures, whilst at the same time ensuring that there is academic structure and continuity for the child whilst away from school.”
Finding the Perfect On-Board Tutor
Sea Tutors is committed to providing high-end tuition to suit the lifestyle of each of their Clients. Caller is conscious of the fact that every family and child is unique: “We offer a completely tailored recruitment process and hire only those who have trained professionally as teachers. The expectation is that tutors on yachts will be thoroughly committed, hardworking and professional educators.
In addition to being an excellent educator, the on-board tutor needs to possess certain other qualities”. The most important of these, Caller stipulates, is adaptability: “Itineraries and plans change without warning so we need to find tutors who are able to accommodate any variation to what is expected of them in their daily routine”. Caller stresses that it is also essential to find a tutor who is prepared to work as part of a team: “Many of the tutors we recruit have additional qualifications and experiences, allowing them to fully explore the learning potential of the voyage, even enabling them to be active members of the crew should this be required”.
Caller is keen to point out that Tutor International’s bespoke recruitment process to find the perfect sea tutor takes time and he urges families who are planning extensive travel to get in touch as soon as possible: “We want to make sure that we find the very best tutor for our Clients, one who exceeds their expectations, and so our recruitment process is necessarily rigorous. The high standards that Tutors International and our esteemed clientele require from a tutor cannot be found overnight. We are dedicated to providing flexible and elite tutoring solutions to meet any specific requirements a family might have, and we are committed to sourcing tutors who can offer the same quality education while travelling on a yacht as in a fixed location. The sooner families considering a travelling tutor get in touch, the more likely it is that Tutors International can help them”.