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Hong Kong Admissions

Every year, we help students to attain notoriously competitive places at top international schools across Hong Kong. Last year, our consultants and tutors helped students to gain places at numerous sought after schools including GSIS, Harrow, Kellett and HKIS. In such a competitive landscape, it is well worth investing in some professional guidance on which school to choose as well as receive application strategies on how to set yourself apart and give you the best chance of securing a place. Having resided in Hong Kong since 1996, our trusted partner, Ruth, has over 25 years’ experience in the education system, as a teacher, a teacher-trainer, a parent and now consultant. With one child at international school in Hong Kong and the other at boarding school in the UK, Ruth is well versed in both systems. Ruth is a frequent contributor to local media and leading newspapers such as the SCMP and is generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic.

Areas we can support

  • Personal analysis of parents’ and student’s needs
  • Detailed profile report of well-suited schools
  • Pros/cons of school types (e.g. day/boarding, co-ed)
  • Analysis of facilities, curriculums & cultures
  • Subject choice advice (school & degree level)
  • Application guide, strategy and timeline
  • School visits
  • Assessment preparation
  • Introductions to admissions and staff
  • Preparation of student profile & cover letter
  • Introduction to admissions and staff
  • Ongoing support until offer is received
  • Handling of multiple offers

We allow families to pick and choose those areas in which they require support. Get in touch to arrange a complimentary consultation. Call +44 (0)207 3856795 or email info@bespoketuition.com

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Ruth is the UK and Hong Kong School Admissions Consultant at Bespoke Tuition

Ruth

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Ruth

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Ruth is the UK and Hong Kong School Admissions Consultant at Bespoke Tuition

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience in the education system in the UK and Hong Kong. She has the advantage of many years in different areas of education – as a teacher, a teacher-trainer, a parent and now consultant. Ruth writes and speaks for local HK media about private and international schools for parents, corporations and other groups. She is a frequent contributor to local media, including the SCMP, and generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic. Originally from the UK, Ruth has resided in Hong Kong for over 25 years and is the mother of two children; one at international school in Hong Kong and other at boarding school in the UK.

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UK School Admissions Consultant

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Involved in British independent education all of his life: as pupil, teacher, housemaster of a top UK independent school and consultant, Niall’s “behind the scenes” knowledge give him the expertise to confidently guide parents in making the right school choices for their children. Niall’s friendly relationships with headmasters and admissions staff across the UK help him to secure places for students at even the most sought after schools. Niall regularly travels between London and Hong Kong, so he can also support families in Hong Kong, conducting the UKiset test to see where pupils measure against their peer group in the UK.

“Choosing the right school, never mind university, for Isadora felt like the most important decision I would have to make as a parent! Your fabulous team have handled all my anxieties over the years (and endless questions!) with invaluable wisdom and very close attention to our family’s needs and preferences. Much of Isadora’s success at gaining a place at her top choice of school, and now university, was down to the support provided by you all from the initial consultations to those all-important admissions tips and tutorials that helped her really perform in the assessments and ultimately get her over the finishing line!”

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