Oxford, United Kingdom, August 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Tutors International announces a trend in requests for full-time live-in tutors from families that have teenage home educated children who want to attend university. In some cases, home schooled children have not taken any kind of formal examinations, and so the need to prepare for A-level or university entrance examinations can necessitate the employment of a private tutor. For more information visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International comments; "Home schooling is more widely accepted now as a viable alternative to traditional school attendance. However, we have had several enquiries from home educating families about how best to prepare their teenage child for the rigors of university entrance exams, or SATS and A-levels, when the child has had no experience of formal testing whatsoever."
Adam continued; "I'm not for a moment saying that home education is unable to prepare a child for university, or disadvantaging them in any way, far from it. The vast majority of home schooled children that I have met personally have been bright, articulate and knowledgeable, usually with excellent social skills. I would just like to urge home schooling families to plan ahead for the eventuality that their child may want to take exams in preparation for university, sometimes in subjects that the family may not be able teach or explore alone. When the fact that the child may never have been tested formally in their life is added to the mix, the family can suddenly feel out of depth and that's when they tend to call us."
When asked what a home educating family in this situation should do, Adam replied: "Realizing that help is needed as early as possible is very important, especially for home schooled children who haven't taken any external examinations. This is because there are skills such as timed essay writing that the child will need to acquire in order to demonstrate knowledge in standardized examinations. We have a lot of experience of working with home schooling families, therefore we know how best to prepare students that have not had any experience of exams, so choosing the right private tutors agency is also a must."
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.