Holiday Tuition Programme

Holiday Tuition Programme

The long holidays can make it difficult for your child to keep on top of school work and stay on track for the year ahead. So why not take a tutor on holiday with you? At Gabbitas Education, we provide personalised holiday tuition programmes that can be incorporated within your family’s holiday itinerary. This means your child can learn at times that are the most convenient for everyone.

A holiday tuition programme can also provide a fantastic way of having the time to work through basic concepts for a topic without the time limit of normal hourly tuition. It gives the student the space to ask every question they want without the pressure of the classroom environment, and to go over it often enough for their confidence to build.

There are brilliant teaching resources available online now and it massively enriches the learning environment that might otherwise be a hotel room, cafe half way up a mountain, or a patio by the sea.

Maureen Hooley, Director of Services to Families and Students at Gabbitas Education, comments, “Having a tutor come into a family’s life for a week or more can be helpful in many other ways too. They’re often well educated, ambitious young people who act as mentors for the students. For students who aren’t keen on school it can be a real boost to see someone who is openly a bit geeky and genuinely loves their range of subjects.”

We caught up with a Gabbitas Education tutor, Tadhgh Barwell O’Connor (a Cambridge graduate with much tutoring experience), to ask him about his holiday assignments: “While the academic goal is clear from the outset, so much learning can take place during the ‘down time’ with the tutor too. I really enjoy taking part in family activities if it’s appropriate for the time and place.”

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