A Middle-Eastern family are seeking a qualified tutor/teacher/companion to work with and supervise their son who will be attending university in London from September.
This is a demanding and at times difficult role requiring a fair and mentally tough candidate from an excellent academic background (privately educated/Russell Group) who will be a 24-7 companion and tutor to help this young man navigate his first year studying abroad. This is a sensitive position and further details will be given to credible candidates whose CVs will be taken forward.
There are challenging behavioural issues with this charge however it has been hoped that with a firm hand and time away from the family home, the student will develop an independent and responsible attitude. The family have deliberated greatly whether to send this young man abroad for study and whether he will be able to conduct himself in a mature manner. Negotiations within the family have resulted in the parents agreeing to a period of time spent in London to gauge the progress of the student in his studies and behaviour alongside a live-in academic mentor/tutor/companion.
The degree subject of the candidate is not as important as the candidate fit- although there will be a lot of essay writing in the course and a candidate who has experience in an arts/wordy degree would be the ideal. For cultural reasons, we are looking at a male candidate with a passion for sports and a gravitas/firmness that will entice respect from the charge. Someone mature who is a recent graduate or who has been tutoring/teaching for several years and with a keen interest in behavioural issues. Candidates from a Russell group University with time spent in the infantry/army may find this an interesting/rewarding role.
As this role will be 24-7 and live-in, time off will be given during the University holidays in compensation. It is hoped that the young man, with help from the tutor, will complete the first year of the course without any hiccups but currently this position will be a semester to semester contract which a final reference will clearly indicate. The parents are heavily involved in their son's life and there is a feeling of trepidation in stepping back a little but they recognise this may be a necessary adjustment to allow for their son's independence. A candidate who can navigate a relationship between both the student and his parents with ease and who understands and can demonstrate an awareness of the challenges this will pose, will be favourably looked upon. A thorough background check will be carried out on the candidate. A DBS/First Aid certificate will also need to be undertaken, if not currently in place, with hopes for a September start.
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