Adam Caller, founder of leading private tutoring company Tutors International, has issued a reminder this week for families to assess their tutoring requirements now in order to secure the best private tutors for September 2018 and the coming academic year.
Families considering education options for the academic year 2018–2019 are advised to begin discussions with tuition providers now if private tuition may be of interest, as the recruitment process for a private tutor can be time-consuming. Tutors International follow a rigorous recruitment procedure: initial assessments of the student’s educational needs and the family’s practical requirements are followed by a targeted headhunting campaign to identify and interview suitable candidates. This process ideally takes place over a period of several months to ensure that the tutor, student, and family are a perfect match.
More families than ever are choosing to educate their children outside of the traditional school environment for a number of reasons, from addressing specific educational needs to accommodating other family, work, and travel commitments. When families choose to make a significant investment in their children’s education, it’s vital that the best candidate is put forward for the job.
Mr Caller said, “Discovering that the most talented educators have already been engaged can be very frustrating for parents. It takes time and due diligence to find and recruit a private tutor who ticks every box, and availability is limited – particularly for sought-after tutors – no matter how high the salary on offer. It is even more pressing if a British tutor is required, given that British teachers must hand in their notice of resignation a full term in advance.”
Mr Caller also advised families not to underestimate the importance of finding a tutor who will fit into the existing home dynamic. “There is no substitute for seeing the tutors in your own surroundings, talking to them, and spending some time together. The selection of the right person is ultimately your choice, and by beginning the search in March for a September start date, we are increasing the chances of finding the ideal private tutor for your needs.”
Tutors International and its specialist division Sea Tutors are receiving increasing numbers of enquiries for private tutors able to travel alongside a family throughout the year, providing schooling at sea or on the move, and in this situation it is particularly advisable to plan ahead to ensure that the proper travel and training arrangements can be made in advance.
Tutors International invites families to get in touch to discuss individual needs and assess all options for the coming academic year. The search for a tutor can commence with no commitment required on behalf of the client, in order to ensure peace of mind and flexibility if a client’s plans change.
For more information on Tutors International and the services it provides, visit www.tutors-international.com.