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International Private Tutors
We introduce specialist full and part-time private tutors to families who live or are travelling outside the UK. These, ‘international tutors’ are a breed apart from regular private tutors: having the unique ability to deliver an effective and inspiring education to children outside the confines of a regular classroom. An international private tutor introduced by Simply Learning Tuition will increase your child’s knowledge and build their confidence in ways that are often transformative.
Tutors can provide a range of services from a few hours a day of after-school tutoring, to full-time home schooling, or preparation for entrance to a UK school or university. In some cases, tutors work with young sports stars, actors or musicians whose work schedule makes it impossible for them to attend regular school. Parents also engage a private tutor because they are concerned about the quality of their local school, or its ability to cater for their child’s specific needs.
We place particular importance on introducing a tutor who will perfectly balance your child’s pastoral and academic needs. The tutor may need to be a specialist in a particular subject or curriculum, or have experience in supporting children with a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or ADHD. You might prefer a tutor with a particular language or who enjoys certain sports or hobbies. Some families also see benefit in working with a tutor who is of a particular age range or nationality with religious or cultural values aligned to their own. At all times, the tutor’s focus will be on ensuring academic continuity for the student.
We make the process of recruiting an international private tutor plain sailing, so please call us so that we listen to your requirements and suggest the best way to get started.
What is our approach to placing international tutors?
After listening carefully to your requirements, we will help you choose the solution that best fits your particular circumstances. In some cases, this is a full-time tutor; in others a holiday or online tutor may be all that is needed. Consultations are held in whatever way is most convenient for you. Timeframes for a placement depend on your requirements but can be as short as 48 hours.
We source tutors from our international pool. This is a small number of full-time tutors who work wherever in the world they are needed. Over several placements for each tutor, we have come to really understand how these talented individuals work and what type of students and families each is best suited to. When we need to recruit more widely, we apply the same care and experience to our vetting process to ensure that your family is introduced to a tutor who is the perfect match.
After your tutor starts work we do not manage the relationship between tutor, student and family. We find that this tends to undermine the process and instead, we focus on getting the introduction absolutely right at the beginning. At all times, you can be reassured that you are working with a professional who you can trust with your child’s education.
Many families choose to pay for additional guidance from our education consultants, who can provide separate advice on assessments, entrance to a British school or university (we also offer guidance for UK, US and European institutions).
How much does a full-time international tutor cost?
Tutor fees range from £60,000 to £150,000 per annum (pro-rated for shorter assignments). Our fee is charged as a percentage of the tutor’s salary and is reduced for every additional year of the placement with the same tutor. Our initial consultation with you is detailed and free of charge. If after this you wish to proceed, we take a small retainer fee, which is refundable if you choose not to work with one of the tutors we present. If we are able to introduce a tutor from our pool, there are no further costs. If we need to extend our search we charge an additional fee, which is. If you live in a country that is subject to UK VAT, this will be added to our fees.
Factors that influence the fee charged by a full time tutor include: the complexity of the role, the tutor’s experience and qualifications, your location(s) and how quickly you need the tutor to start work.
Make an Enquiry
To find a tutor to work with you overseas, please use our online enquiry form. One of our tuition consultants will reply to you shortly.
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