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London

London

Students

Adult

Background

The student is an adult woman who relocated from Italy to England. In Italy she worked as a fashion journalist and she decided to return to work, this time in England, writing in English. Unfortunately her level of fluency was nowhere near what was required to be successful and it was hoped that some intensive tuition from a superb Tutor would be able to develop her understanding of grammar, develop a more extensive vocabulary, and help her with creative writing.

Outcome

A native English speaking Tutor with Received Pronunciation was found. They had impeccable grammar, both written and spoken, an English degree from a top flight University, an EFL qualification and appropriate experience with adult learners.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Students

Boy (6), Girl (4)

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

Los Angeles

Students

Girl (15), Girl (13), Boy (5), Boy (3)

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

Los Angeles

Students

Boy (12)

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.

Marbella

Marbella

Students

Girl (5), Girl (2)

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

Milan

Students

Boy (17)

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

Newbury

Students

Boy (13)

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

Nice

Students

Boy (17)

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

Oxfordshire

Students

Boy (15)

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

Surrey

Students

Girl (16), Boy (12), Boy (10)

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.