Founder of private tuition agency describes the qualities of the best live-in private tutors to help
Adam Caller, founder of Tutors international, a leading private tutors agency, describes the qualities that the best full-time live-in tutors have, enabling parents to make informed choices whilst providing guidance for potential private tutors
[UKPRwire, Tue Sep 30 2008] Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, advises parents to carefully consider the qualities of individuals employed as full-time live-in tutors, and describes the ideal live-in tutor. "I think it is important for parents to be aware of the qualities we look for in live-in private tutors as an indication of what they should expect when contacting private tuition agencies. I'd like to think that discussion of these qualities will also help to give aspiring live-in tutors realistic expectations and aspirations."
"Of course, the starting point has to be an excellent academic career, one which demonstrates a superlative academic track record throughout school and an excellent degree from a top university," Adam enthused. "Ideally a private live-in tutor will be skilled in a wide range of subjects - they may have a degree in a language but studied one or more of the sciences at A-level for example. The very best private tutors can demonstrate that they have passions - for learning, for interests that they have pursued beyond school and university. Professional qualifications are a good indicator of this, but also leisure activities. Many of our tutors have done extraordinary things; cycled across Europe for example, or enjoy things like parachuting, travelling, activities that are challenging and broaden the mind."
When asked if there were any other qualities that Tutors International looks for in potential live-in tutors, Adam added; "We also look for a particular type of personality; whilst we look for extraordinarily high achievement, we also look for humility. Arrogance and self-absorption are not good qualities for a full-time live-in tutor! We look for individuals who make exemplary role models - after all, they are likely to become a major influence in the child's life. Being a role model ranges from not smoking to being responsible in society. It's having an unblemished professional record, and demonstrating total engagement in everything they do, both professionally and in leisure time."
"Ultimately," Adam added, "The ideal live-in tutor has to be responsible, resourceful, someone that you know will be able to deal with any kind of problem that may arise. After all, these people will be trusted to care for a child, not only in a study or library, but also when out on visits to galleries, museums and other events. It can take some time to source the ideal live-in tutor," Adam concluded, "But it is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work in Tutors international."
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.