Monday, September 19th, 2016

Posted in: Home schooling, Personal & private tuition

Leading private tutoring firm refutes common stereotypes associated with full-time homeschooling

Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, made a statement this week addressing the most common concerns associated with full-time private tuition and homeschooling for children.

The independent education consultant, who founded Tutors International in 1999, highlighted a recent article in Business Insider UK [1] insisting that homeschooling was no longer a ‘strange alternative’ to a traditional classroom education, and suggesting that homeschooled children may, in fact, be better socialised and better prepared for college and working life.

Mr Caller commented: “When conversations turn to homeschooling or private tutoring, particularly when it is full-time, it is almost inevitable that someone will try to paint homeschooled children as reclusive and under-socialised. From this article, and from our own experiences with the many families we work with, this could not be further from the truth. Homeschooled children are encouraged to be active in their communities, participating in sports and music groups, church activities, and particular attention is paid to their social development. In fact, many of the families we place our tutors with are undertaking extensive periods of travel, allowing their children to soak up a wealth of different people, cultures and environments.”

Mr Caller also echoed the article in acknowledging the drawbacks associated with traditional schooling, including peer pressure, cliques, students feeling unprepared for college, and overworked teachers struggling to address the individual challenges of their pupils, and referred back to a 2016 study by Roland Fryer [2] which concluded that one-to-one tutoring is actually beneficial to integration between pupils.

“The traditional classroom environment is completely different from anything a student will experience in college and, eventually, in a working environment. To say that this is absolutely the best way to educate a child is grossly inaccurate. Teachers are swamped with admin, large class sizes, and students are just not getting the level of attention required to address their individual needs. Recent studies have highlighted both the need for reform in our education systems and the great many benefits associated with allowing children to learn at their own pace, according to their own needs and interests, with the specialist attention and guidance of an exceptional tutor.”

Homeschooling in the USA alone has increased by 61% over the last decade and Tutors International has placed qualified tutors full-time with families all over the world. 2016 has been the firm’s busiest year on record, and the company predicts that demand is only going to increase.
To find out more about private tutoring and the services offered by Tutors International, wherever you are in the world, visit


[1] Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century. Chris Weller. Business Insider UK. 20th August 2016

[2] Want to fix education? Give a kid a tutor. Noah Smith. Bloomberg. April 2016

About Tutors International

Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International provide provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child’s needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.

Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children’s educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.

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