Oxford, United Kingdom, July 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Recent media coverage on the degree qualifications sought by employers, and the number of applicants competing for each job has prompted Adam Caller, education consultant and founder of Tutors International, to advise parents on the best way to help their children prepare for the graduate job market. Adam asserts that ensuring the best GCSE and A-level subjects are chosen before making an application to university, is a critical step of which many parents are unaware. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"Following recent coverage in the national press regarding employers only considering candidates with a 2:1 degree or above, there's a natural tendency for people to be concerned about their child's performance at university, however, this is only part of the picture," said Adam. "Parents need to realise that the grade achieved at degree level is only one part of the candidate filtering process used during recruitment. Prospective employers are also looking for the ability to work independently and proof that the candidate is able to manage their own time and behave appropriately. Ensuring that a university graduate has these skills means that decisions need to be made many years before they even attend university."
"Parents need to realise that these skills aren't obtained by taking GCSE and A-level subjects that are well known to be easier to study, such as combined sciences as opposed to individual science subjects," Adam explained. "If a university graduate is to reach their potential in the job market, they require an academic background that is superlative throughout their education, not just at one of the final stages. At Tutors International we believe that children need excellent academic role models guiding them at every stage, which is why I am urging parents to do all they can, as early as they can, to ensure their children enter the tough graduate job market with the best academic record possible."
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 is able to source the best international tutors including multilingual travelling teachers to accompany families travelling around the world, or those whose lifestyle necessitates frequent travel, in order to maintain consistency in education in extraordinary circumstances.
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.