Tutoring in the age of COVID-19

In light of the uncertainty around schools should there be closures, and with the expectation of more restrictions coming into effect around the world, Tutors International anticipates a fresh wave of increased demand for their services, similar to that experienced in March.  Founder, Adam Caller, stresses that enquiries should be made sooner rather than later.

OXFORD UK: As local lockdowns and more stringent measures are reinforced across the globe, we get a sense of déjà vu.

It will not come as a surprise that due to school closures and the uncertainties this brought, Tutors International experienced unprecedented demand for their services. Despite the extraordinary efforts of teachers to provide the best that they could in the circumstances, many parents did not want the sole burden of home-schooling or felt unable to do it, and many were unhappy with the experience of online learning in general for their children.

Having experienced a huge demand earlier in the year, Tutors International encourages anyone thinking about full time tutoring to contact them immediately and start the conversation now. The sooner the potential clients get in touch, the more likely Tutors International will be able to help.  

Tutors International’s service is bespoke, thorough, and of unparalleled quality, meaning the process for finding a suitable tutor for each job can take time.  Unlike other companies, Tutors International does not maintain a database of ready-to-go Tutors – it searches afresh each time, for each Client. This keeps the high quality its Clients want, but it means that they need time for advertising, reference-checking and interviewing, before being able to propose candidates to their Clients.

Founder, Adam Caller, outlines the process:

“First, there are preliminary meetings or video calls with the client to gauge an in-depth understanding of the student’s needs and character. After this, a detailed job specification is drafted and published, and tutors submit their applications. This prompts hundreds of applicants for each job posted, which are then vigilantly read, assessed and vetted by the account manager.  The best applicants need to be vetted and interviewed. When the best candidates have been identified, introductions are made to the client. The final decision is made by our Client.”

As Adam details, this can be a time-consuming process. He also advises:

“Anyone looking for a tutor to start around January for the winter term, should be getting in contact imminently to give themselves the best chance of Tutors International being able to help them.”

The fact that Tutors International never compromises on quality, means that when the anticipated influx of enquiries happens, there will inevitably come a point where they just can’t take on any more requests.

There will be families considering home tutoring, who perhaps haven’t yet made the enquiry, in an act of hope that the return to ‘normal’ is in touching distance.  Even as schools have returned in their altered states, and life at the moment feels at least a fraction closer to a time before March 2020, the effects of COVID-19 on young minds, the format of education, and the way we approach schooling will be felt for years to come.

In a time where the only certainty is uncertainty, a residential private tutor can be an invaluable constant in a student’s world.  The sense of stability and support from a full-time private tutor can be as beneficial for the student’s mental health and sense personal growth as it is for their formal education – in fact the former should be considered a vital component of the latter.

It’s worth noting that Tutors International only handles full-time positions (35 hours per week) or significant part-time assignments (15 hours per week), not sporadic hours of tutoring. Circumstantial factors influence the cost of each individual placement. As reported in Vanity Fair in July 2020, it’s an ‘expensive strategy’, but it is indisputably ‘tailored and fully optimized’.

Adam Caller comments:

“It is an elite service; we do not shy away from that. We pride ourselves on being the handmade Bentley of the tutoring world – nobody needs a custom Bentley, but there’s a reason people want them, and there’s a reason people have them.”

Aside from the thorough recruitment process, extensive experience and specialist approach, Tutors International also provides aftercare like no other. They are available to contact throughout the tutor’s tenure for any assistance needed.

If you’re considering a full-time residential private tutor, please contact Tutors International as soon as possible.

  • 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.
  • Providing a service for children of all ages at different points in their educational journeys, Tutors International is a reputable tutoring company founded on a commitment to finding the perfect tutor to realise the specific goals and aspirations of each student.
  • Private Tutors are available for residential full-time positions, after-school assistance, and homeschooling.
  • Founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors International is a private company based in Oxford, a city renowned for academic excellence. Our select clientele receives a personally tailored service, with discretion and confidentiality guaranteed.

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