“Do you need a tutor?” Founder of leading global tutoring firm issues new advice for concerned parents.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Posted in: Home schooling, Personal & private tuition

Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, published the new recommendations on his personal blog [1] to aid parents in identifying and addressing the individual educational needs of their child.

The various underlying reasons for poor academic performance or bad study habits can often be effectively addressed by the individualised, one-to-one attention and guidance that can be provided by a quality private tutor. Last month, Parents.com [2] published a helpful list of typical signs that a child may need more focused attention in order to get them on the right track, academically. In a traditional classroom environment, even the most competent and caring teachers struggle to be able to lavish enough personal attention on every student.

In addition to the guidance outlined in the article, which cites issues such as lack of confidence, poor time management, slipping grades, and specific learning disabilities, Adam Caller published his own observations:

“During my time as a tutor, and since founding Tutors International, I have seen repeatedly how time with an exceptional tutor can refocus a child and teach them crucial study skills and habits… Even the most gifted students can shut down and lose interest if they aren’t being challenged or inspired. If your child’s school isn’t offering subjects or activities in line with your child’s interests, hiring a tutor can enable them to spend more time focused on the subjects they are passionate about without compromising their learning time elsewhere.”

Mr Caller added: “Teachers can be too quick to write off students based on past performance. Children experiencing a renewed burst of inspiration, having struggled in the past, can often find themselves streamed into lower sets, limiting their grade potential, and potentially making them feel undervalued. In instances where this cannot be rectified, it can be enormously beneficial to seek outside tutoring in those subjects.”

Tutors International has extensive experience in placing tutors, on a permanent or temporary basis, with families struggling to balance parenting, work and travel commitments with their children’s educational needs.

“Being away from school, or having a parent absent for long periods, can greatly impact on a child’s confidence and motivation. It is now possible for children to spend extended periods of time absent from school with their teachers’ blessing and without impact on their academic timetable with the help of an experienced tutor. In fact, the different cultures and environments children can potentially experience while travelling as a family can provide a highly valuable tool for learning and inspiration. The tutors we recruit have the ability to plan curriculum and activities that allow children to explore these new environments.”

Tutors International has observed children, with a variety of needs and circumstances, thriving under the supervision of our tutors. The firm has specialist experience in placing tutors with children with special educational needs such as ADHD and dyslexia, full-time or in addition to their current academic routine.

For more information and advice about private tutoring, visit tutors-international.com. For more information about Adam Caller, visit www.adamcaller.com.


[1] Do you need a tutor? How increased one-to-one attention can resolve a multitude of issues https://adamcaller.com/2016/05/do-you-need-a-tutor-how-increased-one-to-one-attention-can-resolve-a-multitude-of-issues/. Adam Caller. April 2016
[2] 6 signs your child needs a tutor https://www.parents.com/kids/education/homework/signs-your-child-needs-a-tutor/ Mali Anderson. March 2016.

• Tutors International provides an unparalleled tutoring service that matches the right tutor with the right child, in order for the student to fully reach their personal potential and academic excellence. Providing a service for children of all ages at different points in their educational journeys, Tutors International is a reputable tutoring company founded on a commitment to finding the perfect tutor to realise the specific goals and aspirations of each student. Private Tutors are available for residential full-time positions, after-school assistance, and homeschooling.

• Founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors International is a private company based in Oxford, a city renowned for academic excellence. Our select clientele receives a personally tailored service, with discretion and confidentiality guaranteed.