Full-time live-in tutors can provide effective help with social development for children with anxiet
Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, describes a case in which a private tutor has helped a child with a severe anxiety disorder to develop socially as well as providing excellent home schooling
[UKPRwire, Thu Dec 04 2008] One of the most common arguments against home schooling is the concern that a home-schooled child will be socially disadvantaged by not having the experience of attending classes and activities with peers at school. Adam Caller, founder of tutors International, cites an example of home schooling that provides the best social development opportunities for a child with a severe anxiety disorder. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
“Families that decide to home school their children come up against this social deprivation argument all the time, and this concern is often voiced when we are helping a family to source a live-in private tutor,” Adam comments. “As a result, I felt it was important to describe the work of one of our tutors to demonstrate how this argument is not applicable in all circumstances.”
“I feel I can disclose the broad details to give hope to other families with a similar problem,” Adam explains. “The child in question suffers with terrible bouts of anxiety which made attending school incredibly stressful. One of our tutors is currently home schooling them, and is greatly improving the child’s social confidence in activities that many would take for granted but this child is too anxious to attempt alone. It may be as simple as using public transport, but having a dedicated private tutor means the child gets the individual time and support they need to overcome their difficulties. The tutor is skilled enough to not only help them manage the anxiety, but also use the activity to contribute to their education on multiple levels. It’s my firm belief,” Adam concludes, “that this proves that home education actually helps the social development of certain children, as opposed to the argument that it impedes social development.”
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.