Tutors International has spoken out in support of government plans to register home schooling families in the UK, and outlines plans to help families with the registration process
[UKPRwire, Mon Jan 11 2010] Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, a leading provider of full-time private tutors for home schooling families, has spoken out in support of government plans to reform home schooling in the UK with a compulsory registration process. Caller argues that the registration process will protect a child's fundamental human right to education, regardless of the child's family circumstances. Tutors International has also announced plans to help home schooling families who are nervous of the registration process, should it be made compulsory. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"We provide many home schooling families with full-time private tutors, and have seen a wide spectrum of reasons behind their decision to home school," said Adam. "These can range from a severe school phobia through to a desire to have a more flexible lifestyle that can accommodate travel. It saddens me that some home schooling families are feeling threatened by the government's recent proposals to register home schooled children, when the government is trying to protect a fundamental human right to education."
"Article 26 of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to education" and this fundamental right needs to be protected, especially in the case of home schooled children. Checks need to be in place to ensure that they are actually being educated adequately," Adam explained. "In a highly developed country like the UK, it's the role of the government to ensure that no matter what the underlying reasons for home schooling may be, whether they are religious or philosophical, the child has been taught to read and write and allowed to acquire an understanding of the world in which they live."
"The registration process is not going to force home schooling families to have their child sit GCSE and A-level exams," Adam added. "I understand that many families feel threatened, but Tutors International is currently exploring how we could potentially help groups of home schooling families who don't employ full-time tutors to meet any registration requirement, should they feel the need for support. I also think the government should be consulting the families about what core education every child should receive, as very important decisions could come from that dialogue," Adam concluded.
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.