More UHNWIs are hiring a private tutor to travel with them – providing a richer, broader education for children and more flexibility for parents
Tutors International, who place full-time private tutors with HNW and UHNW families around the world, today reported that they have seen an increase in the number of clients employing homeschool tutors to travel with the family and provide seamless, continued education, while making the most of the educational opportunities that travelling has to offer.
A couple who spent nine months travelling the world on their private yacht, along with their daughters and two live-aboard private tutors, published their diary in SuperYachtWorld. This excerpt highlights how the travel experience is incorporated into their education:
“Every other Friday they have a Regional Module, where they work with the tutors on the geography, history and culture of the country we are in. They had decided last week that they would put on a Greek play, using their knowledge from Pompeii combined with research into Greek life and mythology. They wrote the play, made props, costumes, programmes and music, and practised and practised and practised some more. Amazing!”
Adam Caller, senior partner at Tutors International, commented, “Families are beginning to realise the possibilities open to them in terms of remote working, sabbaticals, and taking children out of school for long periods. Employing a private tutor to travel with the family means that not only are studies uninterrupted, but children – and their parents – get the very best out of their trip, with a deeper understanding of the geography, language, history and culture of the places they visit, about sustainable, responsible travel, and fundamental skills for living in the wider world.”
Mr Caller continued by saying that many of his clients have second or third homes in other countries, and are delighted that a private travelling tutor enables the family to visit them more often and benefit from the whole travel experience. Parents no longer have to wait until their children leave school to take extended trips, while youngsters that travel frequently for a sport or hobby are now able to make the most of their youth without worrying about fitting around a school timetable.
Tutors and students are often in regular contact with the children’s school, and formal classroom study still accompanies activity-based learning. A travel tutor can devise a programme of study ahead of the trip that combines curricula and materials from school with additional opportunities that new countries and activities present.
“In short,” said Mr Caller, “private tuition is opening doors for parents and children to relocate, travel, and explore the world.”
Mr Caller encourages parents considering taking a private tutor travelling with them to take time over selecting the right candidate. “The tutor who currently provides after-school tuition for your children may not be the tutor you want to live with on your yacht for a year! Take your time over the recruitment process to get the candidate that’s right for you – and then you can be assured of a fulfilling, enjoyable trip.”
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 tutors in a wide variety of situations, including international relocation, after-school support, full-time home tuition, support for AD/HD and dyslexia, home schooling for frequent travellers, and college prep and coaching.
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 with HNW and UHNW families around the world.