Tutors International are an elite private home tuition company specialising in full-time residential tuition. Although they are based in Oxford, England, they recruit private home tutors worldwide. They conduct a completely customised and highly-specialised global recruitment process for each tutor, according to the specific goals, needs and circumstances of each of their clients. The level of personalised service offered means that Tutors International have earned their reputation for recruiting a perfectly matched tutor for each job, no matter how unusual or particular the requirements of the Client. From tutors hired to work on film sets to tutors that double as professional kart-racing coaches, Tutors International has consistently succeeded in recruiting highly specialist home tutors. Their latest vacancies are for a placement in Herefordshire, England (HER 0821), and a Travel Tutor based between Austria, Switzerland and Italy (MUC 0821).
Tutoring Job in Herefordshire
Vacancy HER 0821 is a placement with the family of a lovely young man, aged 11; they seek a highly resourceful and sporty Tutor to inspire and reignite his enjoyment of learning. The full-time homeschooling role will commence as soon as possible and will be based in Hereford, England.
To date, the student has yet to enjoy an inspirational or positive school environment. Instead, he has been subjected to a succession of teachers who have failed to appreciate the wealth of wonderful attributes he has to offer. What is more, he has also suffered at the hands of cruel bullies and has felt unprotected by teaching staff on this matter. Exceedingly tall for his age and currently not at his desired level of fitness, he naturally stands out amongst his peers. He even comes across as being older than his years in some respects. However, despite his physical appearance, he stands out as an exceptionally mature young man in several ways, while yet to balance this maturity with other elements of his childlike outlook.
Understandably, he doesn’t want to return to his school in September. He has clearly lost his confidence and will shy away from peer interaction, unless this is mindfully arranged by the Tutor, perhaps during sports activities. He lost trust in his schoolteachers and will greatly benefit from an approachable role model and mentor, who can guide him on his new learning journey during his first year at secondary school level.
He appreciates teachers who are fair and promote a safe learning environment and is aware that he learns better when expectations are high but when he is free to work at his own pace without false time pressures.
The young man generally does well academically, although he could undoubtedly accomplish much more under the right direction. He is excellent at English and is interested in technology, especially computing. He is currently studying French, Latin and Spanish and is keen to pick up Japanese in the future. Despite his fondness of some subjects, he often questions the importance of others. He has not been able, for example, to get a proper answer to the question “what is the point of geography?” His notable academic potential shows great promise. He is intelligent, capable of working at an advanced level and boasts a superb memory.
The student is not the sportiest individual at present, but he is keen to adopt a more active lifestyle. He is interested in a range of sports, for example, rowing, archery, shooting, swimming, tennis, rugby and cricket. He is also fascinated by marine biology and would possibly like to study at Oxford University in the future.
Travelling Tutor Job: Austria, Switzerland, Italy
Vacancy MUC 0821 is a position requiring an inspirational tutor and role model who can establish a full-time home-school environment for a delightful young man, aged 11. Experience with the UK syllabus is a must, along with a project-based approach in keeping with the IB philosophy. The role will last at least one academic year, predominately based in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The young man will be 12 in October after starting the 6th Grade a month earlier. He is accustomed to a broad educational system following his long-term attendance of the Bavarian International School in Munich. A lovely boy who prefers to learn through project-based activities and working alongside peers as part of a team, he has enjoyed the fun and interactive project work provided by the IB Primary Years Programme and favours ongoing assessment over formal examinations.
The student is a budding linguist, already fully bilingual in English and German. He has recently started and is interested in French and Mandarin and Italian at some future point. He does not consider himself to be particularly artistic, nor does he currently play a musical instrument, however, he is fond of classical music. His greatest passion is being outside with nature and especially everything to do with water. From his pet sturgeon to achieving fishing certificates, his love for marine biology and oceanic life is of huge interest. Despite not being a strong swimmer, he has accomplished his PADI diving certificate and is working towards the advanced level, hoping to qualify next year.
This young man’s learning journey may be navigated via the home-school path for several years, or he may pursue a keen interest to attend either a UK or Swiss boarding school.
Specialist Home Tutors from the Best
The two latest vacancies from Tutors International exemplify the specificity of the tutoring roles that the company recruit for. Tutors International has extensive experience finding specialist home tutors who can accommodate requests such as Project-Based Learning (PBL), extensive travelling, emotional support for students dealing with bullies, as well as tutors who align with and encourage specific interests and hobbies.
It is this commitment to delivering the perfect fit for their clients that has earned Tutors International a place as finalists in the ‘Customer Experience and Loyalty‘ category of the Growing Business Awards this year.
As both vacancies demonstrate, private home tuition from Tutors International aims to help students excel in their personal growth as well as their educational performance. The tailored recruitment process for each vacancy means that tutors can help each individual student with their specific needs and preferences. This results in a holistic education that prepares them not just for exams, but for life after formal education. The ability for tailored private tuition to deliver this transferrable education is just one of the things that tuition expert and CEO of Tutors International, Adam Caller, will be speaking on at the prestigious Prestel & Partner Family Office Forum.
The Recruitment Process
Tutors International’s tailored service requires a thorough recruitment method for specialist home tutors. The application process is rigorous and highly customised for every tutoring job. Of the hundreds of CVs and résumés from private tutor applicants, they only shortlist the candidates that meet every single criterion on the job specification and consider only the very best and most qualified of those shortlisted tutors. They then check references for every tutor being considered. The remaining handful of tutors that pass every quality check are then interviewed in person. The two best candidates are then put forward to the Client. The final decision is made by the Client.
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About Tutors International
Tutors International provides an unparalleled tutoring service that matches the right tutor with the right child, in order for the student to fully reach their personal potential and academic excellence. Providing a service for children of all ages at different points in their educational journeys, Tutors International is a reputable tutoring company founded on a commitment to finding the perfect tutor to realise the specific goals and aspirations of each student. Tutors are available for residential full-time positions, after-school assistance, and homeschooling.
Founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors International is a private company based in Oxford, a city renowned for academic excellence. Our select clientele receives a personally tailored service, with discretion and confidentiality guaranteed.
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Southeastern Wisconsin colleges and universities aren’t on track to graduate enough education majors to fill the projected openings for teachers in the region, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The 18 institutions in the Higher Education Regional Alliance issued about 2,062 education degrees and certificates a year from 2011 to 2019. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development estimates 2,565 openings for preschool and K-12 teachers per year from 2018 to 2028 in the seven counties those colleges cover.
Sara Shaw, the lead researcher on the report, noted the gap between graduates and openings is likely even larger, since some people getting education degrees and certificates may be going into other fields, or they’re already teaching and just got a new certification.
“We are already facing a gap straight off the bat,” she said. “Even if every single one of those education grads was going straight into teaching, which we know they are not, we would still be down.”
Wisconsin, like the country as a whole, has been grappling with a teacher shortage well beyond just its southwest region.
“We get calls from school districts all the time looking for people to fill teaching positions, and we honestly don’t have enough graduates to fill those positions, and I think it’s not just teachers, it’s school counselors and school psychologists,” said Deanna Schultz, associate dean at the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s school of education. “I think any dean at any UW campus would have a similar story.”
The shortage is even more pronounced among teachers of color, who face barriers at every level of the teacher pipeline.
Some school districts have set up programs to “grow their own” teachers — especially teachers of color — by identifying people within their communities and offering scholarships, mentorship and other support to get their teaching degrees.
Daniel Jackson is an assistant principal at Marshall Middle School in Janesville. He received an early round of the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Scholarships, which uses donations and fundraising to provide a stipend to selected students earning a teaching certification in exchange for three years working for the School District of Janesville. He applied after getting his undergraduate degree in African American studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and was able to use the scholarship for the additional schooling he needed for his teacher certification.
Since it started in 2008, the program has produced 10 teachers, seven of which, Jackson said, are still with the district. He’s now on the board for the scholarship and helps select recipients.
“When we do the interviews and we sit in front of them, they tell us their stories and it’s incredible just to see where they’re coming from and where they want to go,” he said. “It’s like, man, I want my kid to have you as a teacher.”
The scholarship was established in 2008 to address the disparity between the student population and the district’s teachers — 16 percent of students were nonwhite, while teachers of color made up only 2 percent of the staff. Since then, the disparity has widened to 30 percent students of color and still about 2 percent teachers of color. Still, Jackson sees it as part of a long game to help students and other community members of color see a role for themselves in the district.
“If we’re promoting diversity, promoting culturally responsive practices, I think that’s a hook not only for students to get into the profession, but efforts to diversify our staff currently,” he said.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows some improvement in attracting students of color.
White students still earn the vast majority of education degrees in the 18 institutions included — 81.7 percent, compared to 74.9 percent of graduates across all degree programs — but that’s an improvement since 2011, when 87.8 percent of teaching graduates were white. About 70 percent of K-12 students were white in 2019, which means teaching graduates are still more white than the student population.
In addition to the shortage of potential new teachers, a year and a half of pandemic learning has made some experts worry about teacher burnout sparking early retirements or teachers switching careers.
Shaw noted it’s possible there will be other pressures on teacher demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I suspect that we would actually see it more on the side of school districts wanting to bring more staff in to be able to do things like lower class sizes so they can have more social distancing, or offer additional supports for students that often involve more staff,” she said. “If we were going to see a greater gap between supply and demand, I would actually expect it to be on the side of districts demanding more staff.”
While the demand for new teachers may be increasingly outpacing the supply, Schultz said, it takes years to develop new teachers, whether they’re coming straight from high school or an entirely different career path.
“We recognize that there is a need,” she said. “But to have qualified, well-prepared educators takes time, just like it takes time to prepare a doctor, or a lawyer, or an accountant.”