The eldest child, is a thoughtful and introspective young boy with a deep fascination for history and engineering, particularly drawn to the study of ancient civilizations like the Roman and Greek empires. His interests also extend to automotive engineering, a passion he shares with his father, evident in their current project of restoring a car. This endeavor not only connects him with his family's automotive heritage but also allows him to delve into practical applications of his engineering interests. Alongside these intellectual pursuits, he is an enthusiast of motor sports, go-karting, vehicle design, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Despite his varied interests, the young man is somewhat reserved and hesitant in social situations, a trait that has become more pronounced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the family's recent travels. His reluctance to engage in independent activities, such as traveling even on short trips alone, and his status as the most socially challenged among his siblings, underscore the need for gentle encouragement and confidence-building strategies. His favorite teacher is his grandfather, an aeronautical engineer, who has inspired him with tales of airplanes and engineering feats. However, his experiences with formal education have been less inspiring, leading to a preference for teachers who are knowledgeable, kind, and organized, and a distinct aversion to those who lack these qualities, highlighting the importance of a nurturing and structured educational environment.
The middle child, is a confident and articulate girl with a strong interest in music. She currently enjoys playing the flute and the piano. Her musical talents are a significant part of her identity, and she thrives in environments where she can express herself creatively. Academically, she is a diligent student, but her current school experience has been marred by a math and science teacher whose teaching style she finds unsettling. This experience has highlighted her preference for teachers who are kind, helpful, and confident, and who create a positive and supportive learning atmosphere. The young lady's resilience and determination to succeed, despite these challenges, demonstrate her strong character and commitment to her education.
The youngest sister, is a sociable and engaging child who enjoys interactive and communal learning experiences. Her favorite school activity is the reading circle, where she relishes the social nature of learning. However, she faces challenges in forming close friendships, partly due to the family's location and her younger age compared to her siblings. This lack of peer interaction has impacted her enthusiasm for school, particularly as she often finds herself without something to look forward to in her school day. The yougest's situation calls for a Tutor who can create a warm and engaging learning environment, one that mirrors the interactive and social aspects she enjoys and helps her build confidence in forming friendships.
The sisters share a love for piano, dance, and arts and crafts, indicating a strong inclination towards creative pursuits.
The Tutor's role in this family is multifaceted, catering to the unique needs and interests of each child. The Tutor will concentrate on preparing the eldest boy for his applications and online assessments for Canadian high schools, a critical aspect of his educational journey. This preparation will involve not only academic readiness but also building his confidence in social situations, which have been impacted by the family's travels and the pandemic. The Tutor will support him in his interests in history, particularly the classics of the Roman and Greek empires, and in engineering and automotive subjects, while also assisting him in learning Latin. However, the primary focus will be on ensuring that the young man is well-prepared and equipped for the transition to the Canadian education system, with the Tutor potentially beginning this process online before their physical arrival. This tailored approach aims to meet the mother's expectations and ensure the student's successful integration into his new academic environment.
The middle sister, is a confident and musically inclined girl. The Tutor will support her in her musical endeavors, particularly with the flute and piano. It would be beneficial for the Tutor to have musical skills, including playing the flute or piano or having vocal training, to better connect with and support the student's musical growth. Additionally, the Tutor will nurture her academic strengths, fostering a positive and supportive educational environment.
For the youngest, the Tutor will create engaging and interactive learning experiences, focusing on the social aspects of her education. Her enjoyment of communal activities like reading circles will be a key area for the Tutor to develop, helping her build confidence and overcome challenges in forming friendships due to the family's location and her age.
The Tutor's responsibilities extend to physical activities, such as swimming, tennis, and skiing, vital for the children's physical development, confidence, and social skills. The Tutor should be comfortable coordinating and participating in these activities, ensuring a holistic approach to the children's education.
Finally, the Tutor must align their teaching with the family's values, particularly in religion, science, and gender issues, and be fluent in French, considering the family's relocation plans to Canada. The role also involves setting up a structured school day, possibly in a separate apartment that doubles as a classroom, to accommodate the family's lifestyle, particularly as their mother works from home. This position requires a versatile, empathetic educator who can adapt to the family's dynamics, addressing both academic and social development needs while being mindful of the family's educational goals for their children.
The Tutor will be available for an average of up to 40 hours per week. Preparation time will be in addition to this.
The Tutor will be entitled to two consecutive days off per week, normally at the weekend, but it is essential that they understand the need to be flexible regarding the family’s travel plans and other commitments.
The Tutor will have a minimum of 9 weeks off per annum (pro rated over 6 months), to be taken at times agreed upon with the family. 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 strive to give up to two weeks’ notice of any planned alterations.
The family will provide separate accommodation near their home in Europe and Canada. During travel, the family will ensure the Tutor has private accommodation. A car for local use will be provided, or a public transport allowance when more suitable. 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.
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