Sea Tutors, a specialist division of global private tutoring company Tutors International, has reported 40% year-on-year growth rate in number of enquiries for private tutors on board superyachts
Sea Tutors today announced it has received a record number of enquiries for private tuition on board luxury yachts in the first quarter of 2018, with 40% growth in enquiry rates year-on-year. The requests for schooling solutions at sea have been international in scope, with applications coming from families based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Sea Tutors fills a specialist niche in the private tutoring sector and was established by the team at Tutors International in order to provide academic structure to life on board. Adam Caller, founder of Sea Tutors, commented, “We are thrilled that demand for private tuition at sea is continuing to surge. The private tutoring market is extremely buoyant across the board at present, but we are seeing consistent growth in the number of travelling tutor positions available. This increased demand is testament to the number of families exploring more innovative and flexible education options to suit and enhance their lifestyles.”
Sea Tutors is committed to offering the same quality education while travelling on a yacht as can be achieved in a fixed location. Recent international requests for tutoring positions aboard yachts have included full-time schooling, exam preparation placements, and delivery of project-based curricula to reflect international travel environments. Sea Tutors sources tutors who are able to integrate seamlessly with family and crew and have first-hand experience of life at sea.
Elaborating on the variety of work undertaken by tutors aboard yachts, Mr Caller explained: “Having a private tutor as a member of a charter yacht crew has a huge variety of benefits for pupils and their parents alike. From an educational perspective, talented tutors can use exotic environments as unique and enriching learning opportunities, allowing pupils to reap the benefits of multicultural, experiential, global learning. Local geography and culture can be absorbed into a tailored education programme benefitting the whole family, with the best tutors able to act as language teachers, translators, and cultural guides.”
Mr Caller added, “We are also able to source tutors to meet any specific requirements a family might have, whether that’s finding tutors with their own children who can join on board as companions for pupils during extensive travel; locating tutors able to provide part-time assistance to the yacht crew; or finding tutors with extra skillsets such as watersports experience, diving qualifications, or proficiency in specific languages. As our growing pool of clients has found, having a private tutor on board opens doors to both world-class education and unforgettable adventures.”