Private tuition agency, Tutors International, report an increase in enquiries for broader education home-schooling amid CBI and UK students’ calls for more practical skills to be taught in schools.
Tutors International, one of the world’s leading private home-school tutor agencies, today announced its support of a report recently released from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which states that some UK schools have become “exam factories” and calls for children to be given a broader education.
Tutors International, known in the education industry for placing only high calibre private tutors with families across the globe, reported that they have employed more real-world scenarios as part of home-schooling, at the request of students and their parents.
It’s not just full-time private tuition that has the means to provide this practical application, although the one-to-one nature of the learning environment certainly helps, claims Senior Partner, Adam Caller. There are many requests from families to hire after-school private tutors to provide a broader education than that received in school.
Mr Caller commented, “Either schools need to focus on a few subjects in depth, or provide a broader education more superficially. Most don’t have the resources or time to do both. We’ve found that our private tutors are in a unique position of having both time and resources to educate a child in precisely the way the client wishes. But we can provide this service to the lucky few. The UK Government has to find a way to provide the best level of education for the majority.”
The CBI report claims that there is too much focus on exams at 16 and that that focus should be switched to exams at 18, with more emphasis on the skills people need for life and work. Students themselves tend to agree, calling for more real-world, practical application of maths, for example.
“If private industry is left to pick up the pieces of a failed education, we should listen to them,” concluded Mr Caller. “More vocational courses, apprenticeships, and practical skills are needed, and those who want to take exams and try to get into university should be supported in doing so. We should move away from this culture of mediocrity that tries to push everyone into university, and by doing so, dumbing down academic standards.”
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 from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They 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 in 1996 by Adam Caller, who has tutored students of all ages and now turns his expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families. He is one of only two UK members of the prestigious Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA).