Currently completing Year 1 in Australia, the young lady is the elder sibling and the main focus of this role. She is an imaginative and kind 6-year-old girl, who enjoys gymnastics, ballet, drama and being outdoors. While emotionally mature for her age, she sometimes suffers from a lack of confidence and does not like to display any weakness. This manifests itself predominantly at home with her parents when reading for homework, rather than in the classroom.
The young lady will be missing a month of school while spending the summer in Europe and her parents are keen to ensure she uses this chance, not just to stay up to date with her peers, but to be able to take advantage of the many culturally rich, location specific learning opportunities this trip will afford.
Her younger brother is 3 and is a busy, lively child. He and his sister enjoy each other’s company and play well together. He is playing a lot of chess with his father at the moment and is progressing really well. He will likely join in with the tutoring sessions and follow along as much as possible.
The girl's school will provide the Tutor with the curriculum content and materials for the work her classmates will be covering during her time away. First and foremost, the Tutor will need to ensure this is all completed and mastered. The family envisage the children will work with the Tutor for 4 hours a day and there is an ample dining room on the yacht that will be made available outside mealtimes as the designated classroom. The successful candidate will need experience in early years education, and must be able to create and administer reading, writing, and maths lessons that enthuse and challenge the children.
The ideal Tutor will manage the children’s learning by supplementing the school curriculum, with culturally enriching, project-based learning, utilising the locations they will be visiting. For example: a topic on volcanoes with Stromboli and Etna visible from the yacht, or an introduction to Greek mythology and history. The must have the ability to make lessons entertaining and memorable.
The young lady has also started learning French at school, as such the Tutor must be a French speaker who can help her progress with the language.
The yacht is a brand new 45m vessel with 7 crew onboard. This will be her maiden voyage and she will be leaving Italy on the 23rd July. The Tutor must be prepared to be flexible and adapt their teaching to the boat’s itinerary and the family’s plans. They must be comfortable living on a boat and be confident in and around water.
The Tutor will need to liaise with the family in advance of the role starting to ensure any resources needed can be sourced and transported to the yacht. There is a printer in the captain’s office that the Tutor will be able to use.
The Tutor will spend at least 4 hours a day, 6 days a week working with the children. This may be as classroom time, excursions/shore-based activities, or a combination thereof. Preparation time will be in addition to this.
Given that this is a short term role, the Tutor will not be entitled to any holiday.
The Tutor will be flexible with respect to any changes in schedule, be they travel-related or otherwise and will adapt accordingly.
The Client will provide a private cabin with en-suite bathroom for the Tutor on the family yacht.
All expenses will be covered by the Client except for the Tutor’s personal phone bill.
The successful candidate will be able to offer more than the minimum requirements of this position and must have been raised in a socially appropriate background. He or she will not only be an excellent educator, but also a good role model: educated and polished, with excellent manners and personal values.
The Tutor must be a fit, healthy and a non-smoker – active and energetic with a love for the outdoors; the kind of person who always makes the most of their environment to enhance teaching and learning opportunities.
Based in Utah
Full time support role
3 children: boys (14 and 10); girl (12)
US curriculum experience
Family of 3 siblings (13, 11 and 7)
Full-time homeschooling role
International (IB) and Canadian curriculum
Interest in history, music and automotive engineering desirable
2 boys, aged 5 and 9
Based in Punta del Este, Uruguay
English and Spanish speaker
Sporty, enthusiastic & flexible team player
Early Years/KS1 specialist
Girl (6), Boy (4)
Fluent French and music ability required
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