Hourly Tuition London
Hourly Tuition Hong Kong
Bespoke Tuition's second largest presence is Hong Kong where we recruit hand-picked professional British Tutors from the UK (mostly UK Qualified Teachers) and send them to Hong Kong each academic year. As well as online tuition with our specialist UK tutors, we can therefore offer well matched in person tutors who travel to family homes and deliver tutorials on an hourly basis, as required. Most of the families whom are tutors support are expat families whose children attend international schools and follow a hybrid UK/US/International curriculum. We frequently support students preparing for UK or US School Entrance exams as well as University applications and Oxbridge preparation.
Affordable: from GBP £40/hr (550 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
Since our 'Worldwide' service was established in 2010, we have assigned tutors in over 50 countries across 5 continents. Wherever you plan to travel, our Tutors can be accommodated in your home or nearby lodging of your choosing. Rather than a key study period curtailing a holiday, this service can in fact facilitate a trip abroad as it enables students to balance time out with study. Weakness areas are soon addressed, targets put in place and learning consolidated; results are frequently swift. The luxury of having an on-site tutor also allows for extended learning beyond the curriculum, building key study and life skills as well as confidence. This is highly tailored tutoring that results in students walking away with a personalised learning toolkit alongside better grades and an inspired mind.
For those families considering full-time home-schooling (removing their child from mainstream schooling to tutor them exclusively at home) or flexi-schooling, Bespoke Tuition can provide a professional full service that always begins with a complimentary consultation to discuss options. Our most experienced home-schooling educators are usually ex-schoolteachers who can take full control of a student’s academic studies and devise a bespoke, structured curriculum that will meet both 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 the home-schooling complements any curriculum and teaching methods that may be applicable to the student.
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 within mainstream education
- unique learning difficulties require bespoke education management
- illness prevents a child from attending a school
- a family's educational philosophy differs to mainstream schooling
- a family decides to take a year out and travel the world
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.
Our Language 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 language boost but they will also discover the joys of learning outside of the classroom. Bespoke currently has Tutor Homestays available in the UK, Spain, France, Italy and the USA from major cities such as London and New York to coastal port cities like Valencia. Tutor homestays can last a long weekend or 1-4 weeks.
- 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!
Bespoke Tuition has teamed with Griffin & Bell to give students going into Year 6 an the best possible chance of achieving their natural potential in any pending 11+ assessments or pre-tests. These skill-building courses are guaranteed to help develop exam strategy, technique and confidence. Past participants in these 11+ courses have earned places at: St. Paul's (Girls' and Boys' Schools), Westminster, North London Collegiate, City, Habs, Highgate, UCS, Merchant Taylors, Eton, Francis Holland, South Hampstead High, Latymer Upper, Godolphin, Notting Hill & Ealing, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and many more. Several have been offered Academic Scholarships.
Course cost: £395 for a 12 hour course spread over 4 days.
“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!”
- 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
AREAS IN WHICH STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT:
- Executive Functions
- Time management
- Concentration/focus 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.
Our Skill-building Masterclasses for 5-18 year olds delivered by our Bespoke Mentors provide something for everyone.
Whilst some of our Masterclasses target specific skills such as Problem-Solving, Essay Structure, Time Management, Interview Technique, Presenting or Critical Thinking, others offer a window into a particular Degree course/Career from a mentor who has been there, done that (e.g. a day in the life of a barrister) or introduce a completely new skill such as App Development or Chinese Calligraphy. A single Masterclasses lasts 1-2 hours and can take place at your home (London & Hong Kong) or online with classes tailored upon request. Some students choose to take a one-off class to receive some quick-fire strategies; others take a once weekly series of classes to master a particular skill. Mentors will be carefully matched with students and sessions will always be tailored to the student's age and ability.
Successful tuition in our minds is when a student walks away with a personalised learning toolkit, improved focus and academic drive, alongside improved grades.
Without the right study skills and strategies behind them, we cannot expect students to feel academically confident, driven or motivated. These Masterclasses allow a student to actively take charge of their learning rather than prescribe to another 'one-size-fits all' curriculum. Less spoon-feeding, more student-led learning = long term, meaningful education!
Masterclass categories (multiple options available within each category and all customised upon request):
- Study Skills development Example: Revision Skills & Strategies
- Careers/Degree insight Example: A Day in the Life of a Medic undergraduate
- Curiosity building skills Example: How to Build an App in a Day
Standard Masterclass: £70 (850 HKD)/hr for a one-off class. Discounts available on Masterclass Series.
SCHOOL PLACES WON LAST YEAR:
Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective schools including the following: 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.
UNIVERSITIES/SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY OUR TUTORS/MENTORS:
Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective Universities and Colleges from Oxford & Cambridge to Yale, Brown & Harvard.
Our University Mentors can offer personal insight from their experiences studying at the following Ivy League institutions: Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Edinburgh, St Andrews, LSE, Durham, Warwick, UCL, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, Brown, Yale, U.C. Berkeley, amongst others.
Our Oxbridge Masterclass (applicable to students aspiring for a place at all top UK universities) is a highly effective, all-inclusive University Preparation solution created by Oxbridge graduates and subject specialists, supporting ambitious students who are keen to stand out from the crowd in their university application. Providing access to 50+ video tutorials and lectures, students will receive invaluable advice and insider tips on which university (and college if relevant) to choose, which course to study, how to write an Oxbridge level personal statement as well as tips and tricks for standing out at interview. The masterclass modules are all online but students can also opt for some supplementary in person tutorials with our specialist university mentors. If you dream of studying at a prestigious UK university, why not give yourself the best possible chance?
OUR OXBRIDGE MASTERCLASS INCLUDES:
500+ past paper questions Advanced TSA Preparation Model answers Video walkthroughs 80+ modules Mental Models 10+ hours of content Unlimited replays 20+ Oxbridge Personal Statements
"Adapting to the ‘new normal’ - helping students and graduates stay ahead."
The Employability Accelerator Programme is designed to offer real, practical support for young adults (18-26 year olds) – for whatever their next step may be. By creating a Programme of invaluable career mentoring from FTSE 500 recognised executive coaches, intensive and focused work experience, and with an award-winning learning platform, Employability Accelerator aims to ensure that participants stand out and accelerate their prospects, whether ensuring their place at university, internship, graduate job or first step on the career ladder. The programme can be delivered online or in-person and is carefully tailored to suit each individual's goals, aspirations and abilities.
Over a third of recruiters who took part in a Highfliers survey of the graduate market warned that ‘irrespective of their academic achievements, graduates who have had no previous work experience…have little or no chance of receiving a job offer.’
THE PROGRAMME CONSISTS OF:
- 2-weeks of work experience and tailored personal development sessions
- Ongoing one-to-one feedback from professional Coaches to ensure you master core business skills and personal development
- Recommendations, application support and improved confidence to optimise your employability chances
The Programmes run on various dates throughout the Summer and Christmas holidays. A special £200 discount is available by quoting “Bespoke” on application.
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Reduced rumination
- Increased attention and concentration
- Increased calm and happiness
- Increased emotional balance
- More positive relationships
One of our Mindfulness specialists, Edward, is a UK Qualified Teacher (PGCE) with a 1st Class MA in Engineering. Ed has taught Maths, Engineering and DT in schools since 2008, winning a National Award ‘Teach First Garnet Award’ for Excellence in STEM subjects. Qualified through the ‘Mindfulness in Schools’ project, Ed is qualified to teach Mindfulness and trained with City and Hackney Mind to deliver 8-week programmes to pupils in London.
"Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn