EDUCATIONAL RECRUITMENT & SUPPORT
“G [the tutor] was more than we could ever have hoped for. She transformed our daughter’s Maths and was very pleasant to have around our family. Thank you Witherow Brooke for your extremely thorough recruiting process and support throughout.”
M [the mother]
Witherow Brooke is an elite international tuition agency, based in England, providing private tuition, educational consultancy and recruitment for homeschooling and full-time tuition roles.
Whether families are looking for a tutor as a replacement to traditional schooling, or to work alongside school in a capacity of academic support and enrichment, our process involves a bespoke global headhunting search to identify the best possible tutor for the unique requirements of each family.
Founders Roland and William have extensive experience placing the right tutors with different families, and deal personally with all clients and tutors to provide a fully bespoke service.
DUBAI & SINGAPORE
BOY, AGED 12 & GIRL, AGED 8
A family with a 12 year old son and an 8 year old daughter sought a private tutor for a travelling homeschooling role between Dubai and Singapore over a nine month period.
The tutor was to create weekly timetables of one-to-one lessons for both students to cover all subjects of their curricula, liaising with their schools to ensure that the students stayed in-step, or indeed ahead of, their peer group. Aside from keeping the students on track with their studies, the tutor would also be responsible for encouraging and developing the students’ extracurricular activities.
Having an enthusiastic and engaging teaching personality was an essential quality for the tutor, since they would be solely responsible for the two children’s education over the two terms in which they were absent from school, as such it was vital for the tutor to be capable of quickly forming a strong rapport with both students.
A shortlist of candidates was identified, all of whom had impeccable academic records and outstanding teaching experience. After a series of interviews and sample lessons were arranged with the family, a highly charismatic tutor was selected with whom the children quickly developed a strong rapport and who was able to bring their studies to life through project-based learning and lessons tailored to the students’ interests.
With the elder student, the tutor discovered a passion for computing and so together they developed a simple computer game as an enjoyable and engaging way of developing his skills in this area.
The younger daughter had struggled with Mathematics, falling behind her yeargroup in the subject, so particular focus was given on bringing her Maths up to speed and developing her confidence in, and enjoyment of the subject. By the end of their time together, the student was comfortably in step with her peer group in the subject.
INSIGHTS & ADVICE
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION – JOHN DEWEY
John Dewey is one of America’s greatest philosophers, and one who took a particular interest in the theory of education. In his most famous work, discussed here, he puts forward his thoughts on how to structure a child’s education based on a carefully developed philosophy of experience.