(PRWEB) May 06, 2013
UK-based provider of full-time private tutors, Tutors International, today announced that they have successfully placed students in 10 of the top 15 universities for the wealthiest alumni, as reported by research firm Wealth-X.
Wealth-X compiled a list of the global universities with the largest number of living alumni worth $30 million or more, or ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI). Most of the universities on the list are US-based, with only 3 based outside of the US – Oxford (UK), University of Mumbai (India), and Cambridge (UK).
Out of the list of the top 15 universities with the wealthiest alumni, Tutors International announced that they have directly contributed to students’ entry into 10 of these, namely:
•University of Pennsylvania
•New York University
•Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
•University of California, Berkeley
•University of Michigan
Tutors International is headquartered in Oxford in the UK, but has been placing full-time private tutors around the world since 1999. Adam Caller, education consultant and director of Tutors International, commented on the list:
“Most tutoring requests for students aged 16 to 18 are for after-school support or short-term tuition to help raise a student’s average GPA or for SAT preparation and college applications. But three of the students that we helped to get into universities on this list were home-schooled full-time for their Junior and Senior years, which shows that not only do universities not count home-schooling against an applicant, but that home-schooling does not in any way restrict a student’s academic trajectory.”
The leading school in terms of wealthiest former pupils is Harvard University, with 2.964 alumni worth a collective $622 billion. This is twice as much as the next wealthiest, University of Pennsylvania, following with 1,502 alumni of UHNWIs.
Speculating as to why some universities produce more UHNWIs than others, David Friedman, president of Wealth-X, said, “Relationships and networks are so important in terms of career path success and prosperity. [That the majority of alumni are ‘self-made’] speaks to the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals attending these schools who are leveraging the robust alumni networks to pull themselves into these networks.”
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced full-time private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities, in a wide variety of situations, including international relocation, after-school support, full-time home tuition, support for AD/HD and dyslexia, home schooling for frequent travellers, and college prep and coaching.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and AD/HD and is very sensitive to children's educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors with HNW and UHNW families around the world. Adam is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).