Case Studies

Kenya

Students: Boy (8), Boy (10)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Kenya
Background

This family were making a wildlife nature film in the Kenyan bush and needed a Tutor to home-educate their children for the 18 months they would be away.

Outcome

This was a challenging role for the successful tutor due to the isolation and simple conditions. The role was a complete success, with the boys later being accepted into an excellent private school.

Leeds

Students: Boy (9)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Leeds
Background

What started as a short term summer appointment supporting this mildly dyslexic boy on vacation in Turkey, soon turned into a full home-schooling role when it became evident to all just how much happier the boy was in the care of a Tutor.

Outcome

After two years homeschooling, during which the boy's self-confidence and self-esteem has been completely restored, the boy is starting a new school.

London

Students: Boy (15)
Delivery: Part Time
Problems: After School, Home Schooling, Instead of School
London
Background

This young man had rather lost his way and motivation and was struggling at school. He was homeschooled for his final year of GCSEs.

Outcome

The young man chose not to pursue a course of higher education and instead sought an apprenticeship.

London

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

This young man had been removed from his excellent private school due to concerns about the quality of pastoral care at the school. Half way through his GCSE course he was unable to find another suitable school and so his father opted to home-school him for the final year of GCSEs.

Outcome

Under the guidance of excellent Tutors the boy is planning on taking 14 GCSEs. He is ambitious and highly motivated, keen to make this year something in which he can look back on with immense pride in his achievements.

London

Students: Girl (18), Girl (13), Boy (15)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School
London
Background

The eldest girl had failed to gain the grades she needed in her AS levels and was therefore at risk of not achieving the overall grades she needed for her first choice Univsersity. Her brother was preparing for GCSEs at the same time, and the younger girl had some mild dyslexia that merited occasional support.

Outcome

By far the greatest emphasis of the Tutor's work was with the eldest girl, who was to be homeschooled instead of attending a private sixth form colleage in London. By the end of the first term, the courses taken so far had been reviewed and the girl scored 3 As in her modules. At the end of the year the girl's final grades were AAB and her was accepted to her first choice University. The younger brother and the sister also thrived with the Tutor's support.

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.

Montreal

Students: Boy (15)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School
Montreal
Background

This highly academic child actor needed an excellent Tutor to maintain preparation for his GCSEs in 14 subjects while on set making a big budget film.

Outcome

Despite the challenges of working from a caravan and fitting around the filming schedule, the Tutor was able to help ensure that the boy passed all his exams with A* and A grades.

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.

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.

Newhaven

Students: Boy (8), Girl (6)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel, Unhappy at School
Newhaven
Background

This family were disappointed with the quality of schooling on offer near their home and sought a Tutor to home-school their children instead. This lifestyle choice also allowed the parents the freedom to travel for extended periods.

Outcome

The Tutor was able to create a superb curriculum for the children, taking advantage of the resources locally whether in the US or travelling in Africa.