Case Studies

For more than a decade, families in London, the UK and around the world have benefited from SLT’s joined up, holistic approach to supporting their children’s education. In addition to thousands of students who have been tutored after school for national exams and entrance exams, and the families we help to discover new schools and universities, a great deal of our work is deeper and more complex, spanning difficult school or university transitions, acute learning difficulties, or a period of home schooling, often for multiple siblings. Much of this work is innovative in its approach and it is always delivered with the utmost care for the student. Not surprisingly, all of our clients receive an exceptional level of personal service.

Results

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Special Educational Need, Home Schooling, Mentoring and Wellbeing

    Age Range: From 12 to 18

    Background

    Our client was a high profile fashion designer whose daughter suffered from acute anxiety and dyslexia. As a result, she frequently missed school and was falling behind in her GCSE's.

    Results

    We introduced four tutors who worked closely with the girls mother, psychiatrist and counsellor to reinstall confidence and engagement in school work. They made use of practical learning aids such as clothes-making and cooking to teach the core concepts of each GCSE subject. As the girl blossomed from their attention, she grew in confidence and started to attend school for a few days a week. She completed her GCSE's at school and then we introduced her to a liberal Sixth Form college in London, where she enjoyed studying Art.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Home Schooling

    Age Range: From 12 to 18

    Background

    Our client lived in Essex and wanted to home school their son in order to retake three A-Levels.

    Results

    SLT introduced subject specialist tutors who were willing to travel long distances to teach the student face to face - a pre-requisite of his parents. Lesson's took place in the family's isolated farm house and the tutors made each day fun by playing football and going for long walks help reinforce the learnings from each lesson.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Mentoring and Wellbeing, Career Support

    Age Range: Over 18

    Background

    The client asked SLT to help with her daughter's struggle to keep up with the workload of her art degree. 

    Results

    We introduced a nurturing mentor who was also a highly talented artist, to help the girl develop her portfolio, find a studio and complete her degree. A separate tutor was brought in to help with essays. When it was discovered that the girl had a mild processing disorder, techniques were introduced to help her with recall and essay preparation. The student was delighted to have made a friend and mentor in the tutor. This support helped boost her confidence, increase output and ultimately to graduate with a 2:1. 

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Special Educational Need, Mentoring and Wellbeing, Career Support

    Age Range: Over 18

    Background

    The client asked SLT to help restore her depressed son's confidence after he had threatened to leave university.

    Results

    We introduced tutors and an academic mentor to help the student reassess his approach to life and university. Over many months, the team helped the student to accept his language processing disorder and to learn new strategies to read and write effectively. His results improved and his anxiety slowly receded. The boy's relationship with his mentor developed over the course of several years, as he developed the confidence to apply for first internships, and then jobs.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Special Educational Need, Home Schooling, Mentoring and Wellbeing

    Age Range: From 5 to 11, From 12 to 18

    Background

    After several unsuccessful attempts at enrolling in state, independent and specialist schools, the family needed GCSE tutors for their son. At the time of engagement their son was regularly running away from school and home and did not engage in any learning.

    Results

    Creating a specific strategy with the family and their local authority (the student had an EHCP plan), we introduced specialist tutors for core academic subjects and wellbeing. The student had a rage of special educational needs and social and emotional difficulties. Tutors began with activities that benefitted attainment in key areas without overtly appearing (to the student) to be preparing for GCSE's. The student met weekly with his wellbeing tutor, including lessons on cooking for nutrition, trips to museums and preparing him for engaging in decisions about his future. We organised mock exams, attended meetings with his local authority to secure further funding for his tuition and with transitioning into college. The student successfully completed his GCSE's and went on to attend an agricultural college.

  • Jeddah

    Service: Special Educational Need, Home Schooling, Holiday or Travelling Tuition, Mentoring and Wellbeing

    Age Range: From 5 to 11

    Background

    We supported a Saudi boy who had mild autism combined with a significant processing delay. As a result, he was unable to cope in a school setting. The family had all but given up on his education.

    Results

    A team of two tutors established an engaging and adaptive Home School programme that would last for many years, until the boy could access the mainstream curriculum. With work split between London and Jeddah, extensive use was made of the sights and sounds of each city to bring school work to life and make the boy feel happy and engaged. Working in conjunction with a Harley Street SPLD specialist, the tutors supported the boy sufficiently for his confidence to grow and for him to be admitted to a London senior school where he graduated with several GCSE's and a B-Tec.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: School or University Placement

    Age Range: From 12 to 18

    Background

    Our client required a full placement package to support her daughter in transferring from her UK University to a Music degree in the US.

    Results

    We worked weekly with the family and their daughter to shortlist Universities that were the best fit for her interests, attainment, goals and community. Our education consultants supported the student through every aspect of the application process to each University, including managing deadlines, auditions and essays. The student received offers from Berkley College of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music which were a significant improvement in rankings from her UK University.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Home Schooling

    Age Range: From 12 to 18

    Background

    A London family needed a final year A-Level home schooling programme for their son for the final year of his A-Levels and GCSE Mathematics retake. After an unsuccessful lower sixth at boarding school, the student needed to transition his A-Levels to home schooling.

    Results

    We organised suitable exam boards for transition to home schooling and created a timetable based on how the student worked best and to allow him to pursue his hobbies and extra curricular activities. He successfully sat his A-Levels and passed his Maths GCSE.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: Special Educational Need, Home Schooling, Holiday or Travelling Tuition, Mentoring and Wellbeing

    Age Range: From 5 to 11

    Background

    The family needed specialist home schooling support for their 10 year old daughter who was on the Autistic spectrum. They had tried small independent and specialist schools but the provision was not right for their daughter, causing acute unhappiness.

    Results

    We introduced two specialist home schooling tutors who travelled from London to Surrey to deliver a specialist home schooling programme of support. We built a programme of support that included trips, art classes and occupational therapy which were incorporated into her home schooling programme and transport delivered by her tutors. Her tutors created an ideal home schooling environment within the home and prepared the student for the emotional challenges of attending a new school. Over an academic year, her wellbeing and attainment improved significantly and she was able to attend a new secondary school that was suited to her.

  • United Kingdom

    Service: School or University Placement, Special Educational Need, Home Schooling

    Age Range: From 5 to 11

    Background

    SLT was approached by a South West London family to provide short-term home schooling for their son who had been taken out of prep school suffering from anxiety.

    Results

    We introduced a caring and nurturing dyslexia specialist tutor to help the boy keep up with his studies, while we helped his mother secure a place at Bruern Abbey, a specialist boarding school.