Case Studies

Normandy

Students: Child
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Travel
Normandy
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.

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.

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.

Stockport

Students: Girl (9), Girl (7)
Delivery: Full Time
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School
Stockport
Background

Due to the sudden and unexpected closure of a small local school, this family decided to home-school their daughters for the remainder of the school year. They wanted this time to be something special that the girls would look back on and treasure.

Outcome

The Tutor created an exciting and busy curriculum that took full advantage of the local resources while at the same time being academically rigorous. The Tutor was also able to make previously unliked subjects into favourites.

Verbier

Students: Boy (11), Boy (7)
Problems: Home Schooling, Instead of School, Unhappy at School
Verbier
Background

The elder boy had been diagnosed with ADD and had been bullied. His self esteem was low and he lacked confidence. Both boys enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the world around them.

Outcome

A full time private tutor able to support all school subjects developed a broad home-schooled curriculum to get the older boy back on track. He returned to school after 2 years tutoring where he is now doing well.