Enquiries regarding full-time private tuition tailored to children gifted in sport rise following La
Tutors International reports a rise in enquiries for full-time private tuition tailored to children gifted in sport following Robson's Wimbledon defeat as parents try to balance educational needs with intensive sport coaching
[UKPRwire, Fri Jul 10 2009] Tutors International reports a rise in enquiries for full-time private tuition tailored to children gifted in sport following quotes from Laura Robson's mother blaming the pressure of GCSE exams for her first round defeat. As parents try to balance educational needs with intensive sport coaching, Tutors International's flexible private tutoring that can adapt to the demands of intensive sport coaching has become increasingly popular with parents of children who are talented in sport, but also academically gifted. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"Parents of children who are gifted academically as well as talented in a sport face a very difficult decision when it comes to their child's education," explained Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International. "The parents for whom we have arranged tutors understand that the road to a successful professional sporting career is full of risks. If they have good fortune, no injuries at critical times and secure a good coach, their child may have a chance of success, however, that is rare. Parents are looking for a good safety net, because if their child has put everything into football, tennis or golf for example, and then suffers some kind of setback, there is nothing to fall back on. Unfortunately, the vast majority of specialist sports colleges often equate to a compromise in the child's academic education in order to prioritise sport coaching."
Parents make huge sacrifices for a child talented in a sport, some even move to another country altogether to facilitate their sporting career. "Organising high quality education around a child's sport commitment can be problematic, and some sports organisations, such as FIFA for example, have strict guidelines about the provision of academic education alongside football coaching," Adam explained.
"One of our clients was incredibly grateful that they had provided their son with full-time private tuition when he suffered a back injury just as he was about to go to college, after making an incredibly promising start to a tennis career," said Adam. "He was accepted into Columbia University, one of the American top ten, without having to do SATs thanks to the strength of his examination results and previous high achievement. The safety net that his parents had invested in by recruiting such a high-calibre tutor paid off immeasurably." Full-time private tutors can provide private education alongside whatever sport coaching commitments the child may have. "It provides the best of both worlds. The child can then excel in their sport, whilst receiving a superlative education, thereby preparing them for whatever path they take later in life," Adam concluded.
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.