Oxford, United Kingdom, August 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Tutors International, one of the world's leading providers of full-time private tuition, has reported increasing enquiries from parents concerned about the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) certificate recently introduced by the government. In particular, parents of children moving into the English education system after living abroad are confused by its comparable value to the International Baccalaureate (IB). For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"We've been asked about the relevance of the English Baccalaureate by many families, both established clients and those making new enquiries," said Adam Caller, founder and senior partner of Tutors International. "I've had to explain that the EBacc does not have the same international value as the International Baccalaureate. I feel that the choice of wording employed by the government for this new certificate is quite misleading, and perhaps purposefully designed to create the same perception of excellence as the IB."
When asked how he describes the EBacc, Adam replied, "I explain that it's simply a system to encourage students to study core subjects, though I'm not sure why the government felt inventing a new certificate was preferable to making those critical core subjects compulsory. Many parents have asked if the EBacc is there to denote a level of excellence," Adam continued, "I simply explain that it isn't the EBacc's core purpose and there's no way to tell at this stage whether the EBacc will ever provide 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 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.