Case Studies

London

Students: Girl (19)
Delivery: Short Term
London
Background

An undergraduate woman had decided to change her course at University and needed to demonstrate a high standard of Latin in order to be accepted on the new course. Having only studied to GCSE this was a serious challenge.

Outcome

Tutors International were able to secure the services of a well-qualified teacher who himself had graduated from Oxford with Classics. In an intensive summer course the young woman reached the required standard and was accepted onto her new course.

Los Angeles

Students: Boy (12)
Delivery: Full Time, Short Term
Problems: Instead of School
Los Angeles
Background

This family were in the middle of a move from their home in France to the US, and their son needed to be supported in his entrance applications for the new school and with the transition from one system to the other.

Outcome

The Tutor ensured that the boy was able to do well in the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and therefore be accepted to his first choice of school.

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.

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.

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.

Milan

Students: Boy (17)
Delivery: Part Time, Short Term
Milan
Background

This short term position was to prepare a young man who had rather lost his way but who now wanted to pass his General Educational (GED) Diploma Test, the minimum US high school graduation requirement.

Outcome

The Tutor successfully prepared the young man for the test.

Newbury

Students: Boy (13)
Delivery: Full Time, Short Term
Problems: After School, Home Schooling
Newbury
Background

This boy had been attending a local prep school, but his preferred choice of secondary school could not take him until a year had passed. A private tutor was needed to provide a home education during this transitional year.

Outcome

The Tutor needed to liaise closely with the new school to make sure that the boy would be able to integrate seamlessly when he joined the following year. We learned recently that the young man did well in his GCSEs in 2009.

Nice

Students: Boy (17)
Delivery: Part Time, Short Term
Problems: Instead of School
Nice
Background

This short term position was to prepare a young man who had rather lost his way but who now wanted to pass his General Educational (GED) Diploma Test, the minimum US high school graduation requirement.

Outcome

The Tutor successfully prepared the young man for the test.

Oxfordshire

Students: Boy (15)
Delivery: Full Time, Short Term
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Unhappy at School
Oxfordshire
Background

This young man attended a very well known private boarding school in England but was not doing well, and was off school for a term in the middle of his GCSE course.

Outcome

A Tutor was found who was able to teach the 9 GCSE subjects required during the period of homeschooling. The young man subsequently went on to achieve excellent GCSEs, 3 As at A level and is now at University.

Surrey

Students: Girl (16), Boy (12), Boy (10)
Delivery: Part Time, Short Term
Surrey
Background

This short term summer was needed to help improve the English reading, writing and grammar skills of this Dubai family who spend their summers in England.

Outcome

It was essential that the Tutor keep in mind that the children were on their summer vacation and while progress was important, lessons needed to light and fun.