Monday, December 10th, 2012

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‘All Private Tutoring Agencies are Not Made the Same’, argues Tutors International

Most tuition agencies are not delivering the bespoke recruitment service they promise, according to Tutors International. Bespoke recruitment ensures the best placement for tutor and client, not a database-driven ‘best-match’ approach.

Tutors International, one of the world’s foremost home tutor placement companies, today reported that client families are being ‘misled’ by some tuition agencies into believing that ‘it doesn’t matter who you go to for your private tutor, as they all have the same pool of applicants.”

Adam Caller, Senior Partner of Tutors International, commented, “We were finalists in this year’s Education Investor Awards for the third year running, in two categories, including the Exporting Excellence Award. We are recognised by the industry as providing the highest calibre of private tutor, recruited uniquely for that client, anywhere in the world.”

Mr Caller argues that there is, like most industries, a sliding scale on which private tutoring companies sit. Some that provide per-hour tutors to students on a part-time basis sit at one end of the scale. At the other end are companies that provide bespoke, highly personalised tutor recruitment. But the majority sit in the middle, proclaiming to recruit the best tutors, but actually selecting a ‘best-fit’ tutor from a fairly limited selection of pre-qualified tutors.

Some tutoring agencies in London, UK, have recently whittled down their list of pre-qualified tutors even further, to a manageable 200, which means they save time by simply selecting a shortlist of candidates that meet the general requirements of the post.

“At Tutors International, we have 16,000 tutors ‘registered’ on our database,” continued Mr Caller, “but they are not pre-qualified – we don’t simply cross-match skills with the tutors in the database like a dating service. We advertise the vacancy to our 16,000 interested tutors as well as the entire teaching profession for each and every new position, thus not limiting applicants to any kind of fixed pool. In fact, we may be the only company to run ads in the prestigious TES (Times Educational Supplement). This ensures a truly bespoke service, and is the only way to ensure the highest calibre of tutor that exactly meets that client’s needs.”

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.

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