Closure of private schools due to downturn is increasing enquiries for short term full-time tutoring
Tutors International founder, Adam Caller, discusses this new trend in requests for full-time private tutors and outlines the implications for parents as short-term full-time tutor contracts can cause recruitment issues
[UKPRwire, Wed Jan 14 2009] Tutors International announces a large increase in enquiries from families seeking the services of a full-time live-in tutor for a short time period, usually one school term. "We're seeing more of these requests for short-term contracts than ever before," commented Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International. "The reasons behind them are also more diverse. Previously we have had requests for a regular slot every year – say the three months during which time the family vacations in other countries and want to reduce the disruption to their child's education, but that is changing due to the credit crunch and its impact on private schooling." For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
When asked how the reasons behind the enquiries have changed, Adam explained; "We have been getting short term tutoring enquiries from families going through changes in their circumstances and are looking for a way to minimise the impact on their children's schooling. One particular family enquired about this because their local private school is closing and they need a stopgap whilst they move to another area with better alternative schools. With more and more of the smaller independent schools closing in the current economic climate there will likely be a rise in the number of such enquiries."
"This is a bit of a minefield for us," Adam said, "as many parents aren't aware of the potential issues caused by a short-term contract for a full-time live-in tutor. Many of our tutors move to working with us after employment in the school system. If we can only guarantee three months of work, they are unlikely to be able to finding teaching work for rest of the academic year and as a result are less likely to make that transition. The academic year dictates our recruitment timing and by extension, it also restricts the tutor's ability to find work elsewhere part way through the academic year. Therefore, parents looking for full-time live-in tutors on a short term basis may have to find ways to attract superb candidates in such circumstances. One way is by stipend, the other by luck coincidence with other family requests, and the last is to pay exciting salaries for the short term assignment. Several clients have been happy to do this, as the quality of the tutoring is so high."
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 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 to help families.