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    Hourly Tuition London

    The majority of our tutors permanently reside in London and can offer one to one hourly sessions throughout the school year as well as over holiday periods. Some students benefit from regular weekly sessions during term-time to reinforce schoolwork or challenge gifted students beyond the boundaries of the curriculum; others maximize time over half term and holiday periods with intensive sessions lasting 2-5 hours per day.

    Hourly Tuition Hong Kong

    Bespoke's second largest presence is Hong Kong where we send professional British tutors each academic year. Most of the families we support are expat families whose children attend international schools and need to keep up with their peers back in the UK or US. Emma travels to Hong Kong three times a year to meet with families in person and discuss their tuition requirements. More info

    Online Tutoring

    We were sceptical too... until we saw evidence of repeatedly successful outcomes. Some of our tutors now specialise in online tuition alone, offering students access to specialist tutors, anytime, anywhere. Mostly conducted via skype, our tutors can also provide students with access to interactive whiteboards and the most technologically advanced screen-sharing software. Tutors are still personally matched to each student and children benefit from the academic continuity and security of having their own easily accessible tutor. Many of our clients like to use online tuition as a supplement to in-person and let their children take control of their learning.
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    KEY BENEFITS:

    Affordable: from GBP £30/hr (400 HKD/hr)

    Access to a tutor anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection!)

    Wider choice of professional tutors at all levels

    Access to specialist tutors who are otherwise hard to find

    An accessible way of learning for the generation who love screens!

    Gives the student a sense of responsibility and control of their learning

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    Travelling Tutors

    Since 2010, we have assigned tutors in over 40 countries across 5 continents. Wherever you plan to travel, our Tutors can be accommodated in your home or nearby lodging of your choosing. Intensive daily tuition affords the opportunity to really drill down on unique learning objectives, reinforce foundations and cover the student's chosen topics both rapidly and thoroughly. Weakness areas are soon addressed, targets put in place and learning consolidated; results are frequently swift.

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    KEY BENEFITS

    Worldwide access: from GBP £1100/week

    A tutor physically accompanies you anytime, anywhere

    Personally matched tutors/mentors as positive role models

    The student receives a balance of study time and leisure time

    Motivating tutors who build loyal, trusting relationships with students

    Scope for active, practical learning away from the classroom or a desk

    A bright, erudite educator who can nurture curiosity and a love of learning

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    Tutor Homestays

    Our Tutor Homestays offer students a holistic learning adventure in a home from home environment. The student travels to the tutor's home country to be hosted by them and benefit from an immersive educational experience that incorporates a mix of classic desk-based study and educational field trips. As with all of Bespoke's programmes, homestays are one to one and can be tailored to all school ages. Not only will students receive an intensive academic boost but they will also discover the joys of learning outside of the classroom. Bespoke currently has Tutor Homestays available in Europe and the USA from major cities such as London and New York to coastal port cities like Valencia in Spain. Tutor homestays can last a long weekend or 1-4 weeks where time permits. This full immersion, confidence-building programme works particularly well for students learning a new language. This is truly enriching learning that produces truly enriching outcomes.

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    BENEFITS:

    • A confidence-building experience that builds independence and curiosity
    • Outings are tailored to personal interests and objectives
    • Giving a choice of excursions results in intrinsically motivated students
    • Active, real life learning that is fun, personalised and motivating
    • Holistic learning: galleries, museums, cookery, film nights, animal sanctuaries
    • Excursion learning draws on the geographical/historical/artistic/natural and scientific aspects of a local environment

    We recognise the apprehension parents will feel in sending their children away to live in another home and carefully select professional, patient and fully vetted Tutors/Mentors who can create a ‘home from home’ environment for students. A parent or guardian may accompany the student if necessary. If your child needs a dose of academic vigour and inspiration, this could be for him/her!

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    Homeschooling

    For those families considering full-time home-schooling (removing their child from mainstream schooling to tutor them at home), we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss options. We can provide full time schoolteachers who can take full control of a student’s academic studies and devise a bespoke, structured curriculum that will meet short and long-term objectives. We will help students to register and prepare for external exams where relevant. Our tutors can also collaborate with relevant schools to ensure they complement any curriculum and teaching methods that may be applicable for the student.

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    Home-schooling can be a suitable option when:

    • a student transitions between schools, curriculums and countries
    • filling a time period whilst waiting for an offer from schools
    • children do not fit well with mainstream education
    • unique learning difficulties require bespoke education management
    • illness prevents a child from attending a school

    In many cases, the ultimate goal can be to re-integrate the student into mainstream education, having thrived in an individualised learning environment and been given the confidence, tools and strategies to reach his/her academic potential.

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    Holiday Masterclasses

    Looking for a proactive way to entertain and stimulate your children over the holidays? Our Half Term & Holiday Masterclasses for 5-18 year olds are guaranteed to inspire your children, develop problem-solving skills and demonstrate how to apply learning to real life. From Programming & Coding (How to Build an App in a Day) to Personal Poetry and Active Writing (Using Everyday Experiences to Inspire your Writing) or Chinese Calligraphy, your child selects a topic of interest which will be transformed into a fun, practical and personalised learning experience. These one to one masterclasses which can be customised upon request can take place at your family home or elsewhere. Duration can be half day, full day or 1 week and will always be tailored to the child's age and ability. You set the dates, your child selects a topic and our team customises a practical, enriching learning experience. The formula is simple yet effective. Less spoon-feeding, more student-led learning = long term, meaningful education!
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    "Sometimes the best classroom isn't a room at all."

    In our eagerness to sign our children up for tuition centres, programmes and camps to provide them with the best possible education, we leave little room for any active, child-centred learning. We then wonder why students lack focus or academic drive at school. The best way to ensure children take more responsibility for their studies is to engage them in active, self-initiated learning rather than prescribe another 'one-size-fits all' curriculum.

    On these exciting, personalised programmes your child is involved in shaping their learning experience from the moment he/she selects a topic to master. We also offer a choice of excursions, where appropriate, to museums, parks and local places of interest so the student is invested in the programme and feels more accountable for the learning process. Whilst some topics are more desk-based (Dyslexia Coping Strategies; Revision Monkey to Revision Master), others are more practical (Mindfulness Tips & Tricks).

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    UK & US School Admissions

    With a Nursery/Pre-Prep Schools Placement Consultant (Marina), and two Secondary School Placement Consultants (Niall and Lisa) combining over 70 years of experience, our personable team is well placed to offer a full school admissions service. Whether you are looking at day or boarding, state or independent, co-ed or single sex, we can help you select the right school for your child. Families may engage our team on specific stages of the process or we can offer a full comprehensive package from assessing children then shortlisting and visiting schools to applying and successfully gaining a place.
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    SCHOOL PLACES WON LAST YEAR:

    Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective schools: St Pauls, Latymer, Wycombe Abbey, Radley, Sussex House, Windlesham, Oundle, Benenden, Eton, Thomas’, Westminster, Winchester.

    Consultancy can be supplemented by tutoring/mentorship to guide students into the school that is right for them.

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    University/College Admissions

    From selecting the right course to university, our highly qualified team of advisors and tutors can guide students through the decision-making and application process. Our team includes a University Placement Consultant, Oxbridge & US college applications experts and numerous Tutors who specialise in UCAS/Personal Statement guidance and interview preparation, drawing on their first-hand experience. Our accomplished consultants will help you not only make the right choices but also help you stand out from the crowd.
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    UNIVERSITY PLACES WON LAST YEAR:

    Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective Universities and Colleges: Durham, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, Brown, U.C. Berkeley.

    For those students trying for Oxford or Cambridge University, we can provide a Tutor who has done the same course at the same college to offer mentorship and guidance throughout the application process.

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    Creative Writing

    We can offer both one-to-one and private group classes at any family home in London. At primary level, popular requests include Fantasy Writing, Character Creation and more exam-focused 7+, 11+ Creative Writing techniques. Our secondary level students have enjoyed Script-Writing, Persuasive Writing, Poetry in Motion and Shakespeare-themed workshops. You choose the location; you choose the content; we provide the workshop!
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    Parent Testimonial:

    “Freddie thoroughly enjoyed the day and is still talking about it! You have somehow switched off his lazy button and I have a motivated, confident writer on my hands!! The course has helped him realise that writing is not as difficult as he thought it was; it has given him more confidence and really stimulated his imagination, thank you!”

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    Mindfulness

    Many of us can find the pressures of life difficult to cope with and young people are no different. Exam targets, challenging friendships and an expectation to uphold a presence on social media are just some of the reasons why more and more young people suffer with worry, anxiety and irregular sleep. Mindfulness offers us an opportunity to relate differently to the ups and downs that life throws us and supports us in developing more effective coping strategies. Over a programme of 6 weeks, we have Qualified Mindfulness specialists in both London & Hong Kong who can offer a once weekly course with an after-school weekday or weekend option. Young people will learn and explore the basic principles of mindfulness and techniques that they can apply to daily life.
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    BENEFITS INCLUDE:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Reduced rumination
    • Increased attention and concentration
    • Increased calm and happiness
    • Increased emotional balance
    • More positive relationships

    Our UK Mindfulness specialist, Edward, is a UK Qualified Teacher (PGCE) with a 1st Class MA in Engineering. Our HK Mindfulness specialist, Alexa, is also a UK Qualified Teacher and Yoga instructor. Both have been trained in the UK & Holland in Mindfulness Coaching. Age range: 6 years and above. Our Specialists offer interested parents a complimentary 30 minute telephone consultation.

    "Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”  ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

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    Study Skills

    Our Study Skills specialist, Paula (BSc & Executive Functioning Training in the UK) has been a Tutor/Mentor in London & Hong Kong for the last 10 years. Originally trained in Child Psychology, Paula has extensive experience supporting children from 5-18 years, inclusive of those with SEN. Having received specialist training from both Educational Specialists and Clinical Psychologists, Paula is a qualified Academic Coach, targeting the development of Executive Functioning skills. Using this training, she offers a 6-8 week programme to students in-person in London on days/times to suit the student or a bespoke online course via skype for international students.
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    AREAS IN WHICH STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT:

    • Time management
    • Concentration in class
    • Essay planning
    • High standard homework completion
    • Exam performance
    • Confidence & proactive mentality

    Age range: 11 years and above

    Paula offers interested parents a complimentary 30 minute consultation (telephone or in-person) to discuss a student's unique challenges and how the Executive Function course could be delivered to address the child’s difficulties.

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    Mock Exams

    Led by a partner company of Bespoke Tuition, our mock exams take place on regular Saturdays before key school entrance exams (7+, 8+, 10+, 11+) at Millbank Academy in Pimlico, London. Bookings made through Bespoke Tuition receive 20% discount. Our partners know exactly what is required to succeed in these exams and will provide parents with crucial insights into a child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as specific advice on how to improve test results.
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    Key benefits

    • Full-length, invigilated exams
    • Maths, English & Reasoning
    • Improve time management
    • All question types covered
    • Accurate reflection of paper layout
    • Each test is unique in content

    “These Mock Exams are a great idea for both parents and children. The detailed feedback report provided us with invaluable insight into our daughter’s level and performance so we could help her prepare in a more efficient and focused manner.”

    ~ Steven, father of 11+ candidate

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    Scholarship Preparation

    In support of gifted and talented students, Bespoke runs Scholarship Preparation courses in London over Easter targeting those children aiming for Academic Scholarships at high-achieving schools such as St Pauls, Westminster, Eton & Winchester. The courses last 1-2 days and take place at two locations in Pimlico and Dulwich for groups of 6-8 students.

    Subjects

    Each of our high-achieving tutors specialises in teaching specific subjects, levels, skills as well as learning styles and difficulties. The more information you can provide us with on your requirements and preferences, the better fit of tutor we can provide.

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    SEN/LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

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