Case Studies

Los Angeles

Students: Boy (6), Girl (4)
Delivery: Part Time, Short Term
Los Angeles
Background

This was a short term position. The Tutor's role was to maintain the children's education relative to their peers while temporarily in Los Angeles. The boy had exceptional memory skills and this was masking a difficulty with reading and learning.

Outcome

Working with the tutor exposed the hidden learning deficits and largely resolved them. The boy was accepted to an excellent school in his home city of New York and is thriving.

Los Angeles

Students: Girl (15), Girl (13), Boy (5), Boy (3)
Delivery: Full Time, Short Term
Problems: Instead of School, Travel
Los Angeles
Background

This was a short term but challenging and intensive assignment, working with four children from Ireland while they accompanied their family on business.

Outcome

The eldest girl was in the final stages of her leaving certificate and did extremely well following the tutoring. All the children loved working with the tutor.

Marbella

Students: Girl (5), Girl (2)
Delivery: Full Time, Short Term
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School
Marbella
Background

The Tutor's role was to provide the girls with some structured, fun, educational activities during the spring and summer school vacations so that the time was not spent idly, and so that the girls are prepared for school the following September.

Outcome

The remit was filled as requested and the children had a productive and enjoyable summer holiday.

New Jersey

Students: Girl (6), Boy (7), Boy (3)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School
New Jersey
Background

A full time private tutor was sought to home-school three children of a high profile Client in New Jersey. The role required complete discretion, and had a particularly wide remit including several languages.

Outcome

The position was filled by a teaching couple who between them were able to offer all the required subjects.

Paris

Students: Boy (8), Boy (6), Boy (4)
Delivery: Part Time
Problems: After School
Paris
Background

This family first contacted Tutors International when their children were 6, 4 and 2. The role has evolved with the educational development of the children and their future schooling. The children are bilingual French/English and attend French schools.

Outcome

After 3 years with a Tutor, the two eldest children were successfully placed in top flight private schools in and around London, and the youngest has now been identified with a learning difference that is receiving appropriate attention.

Pennsylvania

Students: Girl (12), Girl (2), Boy (10), Boy (8)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Pennsylvania
Background

This US family wished to change their lifestyle and travel in Europe. This meant home-schooling their children, two of whom were dyslexic, while they travelled.

Outcome

The family were so impressed by the progress of their children out of traditional school that they retained the services of Tutors International for an additional two years after they returned.

Sardinia

Students: Boy (10), Boy (9), Boy (4), Girl (7)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling
Sardinia
Background

The children attended their local school but the curriculum was too dry and a Tutor was sought to enhance the learning opportunities of all the children.

Outcome

This long term role needed a Tutor happy to live in the family compound and willing to commit several years to the role. The children have all done well in school.

South Pacific

Students: Boy (4), Boy (5)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Specialist Tuition, Travel
South Pacific
Background

We have done some amazing activities - a lot of which the adults decide to come on too! - horse riding along a beach; visiting an active volcano; hiking through jungles; climbing up waterfalls and visiting traditional villages to witness spirit dances and land-jumping etc. We were also really lucky to be on a deserted beach in New Caledonia when several sea snakes slithered ashore to lay their eggs! Pretty unique and the children loved it! J - The Tutor

Outcome

This was just one of the many accounts of the wonderful experiential and hands on learning that travel and education can offer.