How the IB fits into home schooling: Private tuition expert Adam Caller responds to increase in IB enquiries

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Posted in: Tutors International news

Founder of Tutors International, global provider of full-time private tutoring, has today published an article that explains how the International Baccalaureate curriculum and exam fits into home schooling, in response to parent’s confusion and increasing enquiries for private IB tutors.

In his latest blog post, Adam Caller, who founded the world’s leading provider of full-time private tutors, Tutors International, attempts to explain how the IB (International Baccalaureate) fits into home schooling.

It comes in response to increasing enquiries from parents looking for private IB tutors; how to transition from an IB school to home schooling; and comparable education systems.

“What’s confusing for parents,” says Mr Caller, in his article, “is that the IB can’t be home schooled – at least, not in the same way as UK or US exams can be taught at home. The IB can only be taught in IBO-registered schools, although it’s perfectly possible to study the IB course content at home, or adopt an IB-style teaching method, but you can’t take the exam except in an IBO-registered school.”

There are IB private tutors who can offer after-school or holiday support for children in IB schools, but parents wishing to find a full-time IB tutor for private tuition at home need to be aware that although the ethos and course material can be studied privately, their children won’t be assessed in an official IB exam.

According to Mr Caller, parents widely believe the IB to be the best educational system, with a broader range of subjects than the UK curriculum but with a deeper level of subject knowledge than in the US system.

Mr Caller’s advice for parents taking their children out of an IB school to privately tutor them at home is to retain the ethos of the IB style of teaching – with broad, deep subject learning and a system of continual assessment followed by an exam, but based on either the US or UK curriculum, depending on where the student plans to go to university.

More information about the IB and home schooling can be found in Mr Caller’s article at