Tutors International to launch sister company TI Journeys, offering unique gap year programmes and r
Tutors International has announced plans to launch a sister company called TI Journeys, offering unique gap year courses and residential courses for students applying to universities that require evidence of exemplary extracurricular activities
[UKPRwire, Sun Jan 31 2010] Tutors International has announced plans to launch a sister company called TI Journeys, providing extraordinary gap year programmes and residential courses for students applying to university. The courses and experiences offered by TI Journeys will take place in locations around the world, often in challenging environments, with tailored private tuition provided alongside, should that be required. One course based in China incorporates a month of intensive Mandarin language tuition followed by two months of living with a rural family in conditions that are alien to the vast majority of students from the western world. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"At first Tutors International offered a small range of experiences, but as time went on it became clear that this idea merited a company of its own so it can expand with the demand," explained Adam Caller, founder of TI Journeys and Tutors International. "Through our work with students around the world who are studying for SAT exams for American university applications, and students applying for the top UK universities, it became clear that their experiences have not prepared them adequately for the full application process. The top American universities, for example, require students to write challenging essays. Harvard has asked students to write about "travel or living experiences in other countries", and Tufts has asked students to reflect upon how their home life and upbringing has made them into the person they are today."
When asked why courses such as those offered by TI Journeys are necessary to help with their university applications, Adam replied; "Most high achieving students are very focused on their studies, and often over protected by their parents. At the end of their school education, having an application that details excellent academic results is simply not enough to impress the top UK and US Universities. They haven't been adequately challenged; they've never had to face difficult conditions and learn how they cope. They've never had the opportunity to be removed from their everyday lives and thereby reflect upon their life up to that point as many of the US university applications demand. To get into the top universities in Britain and abroad," Adam added, "they have to be able to demonstrate extraordinary performance in extraordinary circumstances. TI Journeys provides exactly that."
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.