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Job details
Employer Tutors International
Location The Bahamas
Salary £7,500 GBP per month
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

STUDENTS

The students are 5 year old twins, a boy and a girl. They are typical for their age – energetic and curious about the world. They lead a fairly outdoorsy life and are encouraged to play games with one another rather than resorting to ipads. They generally get on well together, enjoy exploring their surroundings and are not afraid to try new activities and develop existing skills.

Neither twin displays any SEN issues, but the boy has a particular need for attention.  This often comes at the expense of his sister who can appear cowed by his louder personality. Giving her the time and space she needs to find her voice and establish her confidence will be essential – as will helping the boy learn when to cede the floor.

The twins currently attend a local preparatory school. It is a comfortable environment but is not as academically rigorous as top-flight UK schools. As the family plan to move into the UK system in 2019, it is essential that the twins receive ‘gap-bridging’ support to ensure their academic foundations are solid and that they are used to being challenged. The boy will especially benefit from being pushed academically. 

ROLE OF THE TUTOR

This role is a hybrid of full-time home schooling and after-school extension, including some travel. The children will likely be home-schooled for some of the week, but will continue to attend school on a part-time basis. In the after-school role, the Tutor will ensure that homework is completed to a high standard and that the twins fully understand the days’ lessons.

In the home-schooling role, the Tutor will work with the school to ensure that the twins cover the same topics as their peers but to a greater depth and to the standards of a good English prep school.

Before the family returns to the UK for September 2019, the boy must pass admissions tests and interviews for his chosen UK schools. The Tutor will be responsible for his preparation. The girl already has a place at a school.

The Tutor will work with the children individually at first. Their mother is keen to be involved, so will work with one child while the Tutor concentrates on the other, swapping regularly between the two. The Tutor will provide guidance and resources for the twin’s mother so that every hour spent home-schooled will help prepare the twins for their future education, regardless of which adult is delivering the lessons.

Both children need to work hard to bridge the gap between their local education and good British schools.  The Tutor must lay solid academic foundations to ensure success as they continue their schooling, encouraging strong study habits and providing a breadth and depth of knowledge that will inspire in the twins an on-going love of academia.

This position requires an energetic, enthusiastic teacher, ideally with excellent Spanish or Italian, who has experience working with bright children of primary age. 

The family will be in Switzerland for part of the 2018 ski season.  The Tutor is expected to join them here, and occasionally in other locations. The Tutor must be organised, self-reliant, and independent. They should establish a timetable, but should be able to adapt and work around any challenges that travel may bring. They should be a natural communicator with a kind and caring disposition, and a firm-but-fair approach to their work.

A dedicated schoolroom will be provided in the Bahamas and in all other locations if possible. The schoolroom may form part of the Tutor’s accommodation. 

​HOURS AND HOLIDAYS

The Tutor will typically work with the twins for about 35 hours over 5 days each week, usually Monday-Friday, with preparation in addition.  The Tutor is entitled to two consecutive days off per week, but should not expect these to occur at weekends or to be regular in their timing. The standard minimum 9 weeks (45 working days) of paid vacation allowance applies to this contract, with these breaks being taken at times convenient to the Client.

Any untaken vacation allowance or untaken weekend days that accrue will be compensated by payment in lieu at a pro-rated day rate. 

ACCOMMODATION, TRAVEL AND MISCELLANEOUS

The Tutor will be provided with a furnished apartment. The Client will pay for the rent, utilities and Internet on this apartment. The Tutor will have access to some facilities of a private members club, but will not be housed within the complex itself.

When travelling, accommodation will vary but will always be clean and safe. The Clients are very private and do not wish their plans to be discussed with anyone, particularly in the small community in the Bahamas.

In the Bahamas, a car can be made available for the Tutor for local errands. In other locations, the Client will reimburse the cost of public transport. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent educator and role model, with good manners and moral values. They should be fit and healthy, a non-smoker.

For more information and how to apply, please visit: tijobs.net/410

About the employer

Tutors International recruit private tutors for private clients. We are the only agency specializing in full-time placements. We offer an exclusive, bespoke service and employ outstanding educators for a range of educational circumstances.

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Locations and contacts

Head Office
Clarendon House
52 Cornmarket Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3HJ
United Kingdom
+44 1865 435070