The International Tutor Group exists to help families and students navigate the challenges of an international education. First and foremost our leading UK graduate tutors provide academic support that ensures each student reaches their full potential.

But our support doesn’t simply stop with results. We know that success at university and beyond has as much to do with the right mindset as the best grades. We believe that a truly effective international education means addressing the whole child. Therefore, alongside our academic intervention, we focus on mentoring our students in order to build their self-confidence, establish their independence and ignite their intellectual curiosity. We strive to develop students with a lifelong love of learning as well as a set of pleasing results. In this way, we aim to ensure each student is fully prepared to make the most of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Coping under pressure

We are also acutely aware of the pressures our students face in an increasingly demanding educational landscape. They can risk feeling overwhelmed, experiencing anxiety and losing their confidence. Having someone to turn to who has experienced these challenges themselves can be invaluable. At ITG the personal relationships students can build with their tutors provide the right care and guidance to help them cope effectively.

Ultimately, our commitment is to develop both high-achieving and well-balanced, happy students.

OUR SERVICES

All ITG’s services are developed and overseen by fully qualified and experienced teachers in international school education. They are born out of years of classroom experience, alongside progressive training from the world’s most respected educators. In everything we do, we exclusively aim to help students excel in the challenges of Ho Chi Minh’s leading international school curricula.

OUR TEACHERS

Our tutors are all graduates with exceptional academic records from the UK and US’ leading schools and universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Crucially, this means they have personally met the demands of an international education through their own fully international schooling. We then take this experience and couple it with the most up-to-date curriculum training. Our teachers are therefore perfectly positioned to communicate the specifics of each examination’s requirements.

More importantly, our teachers understand the robust and confident mindset so crucial for success today. At ITG we believe the relationship between a tutor and a student can be vital in supporting this growth. Our teachers are already nurturing and inspiring people, but we also extensively train them in how to guide their students towards a healthy and well-balanced approach to learning.

Our Approach

STAGE 1: INITIAL CONSULTATION – NO CHARGE

You will meet with our Director of Education to personally discuss the academic needs of your child. You will also have the opportunity to explore our custom designed study centre in Thao Dien. Our director will bring years of experience to quickly identify the most effective, structured program of support. They will also use their knowledge of the tutor database to choose the best personality fit for your child.

STAGE 2: MEET THE TUTOR – FREE TRIAL SESSION

Your specially selected tutor will have an initial session with your child. You will be asked to prepare some examples of previous work such as exam papers or exercise books to bring to the session. The tutor will use this information, together with our own diagnostics approach and careful discussion, to formulate a medium and long term Progress Plan (if needed) for your child.

STAGE 3: YOUR PROGRESS PLAN

The tutor will provide you with your own personally tailored Progress Plan for your child's development. It will divide the program into medium term needs that can be addressed immediately and long term aims that we can work towards over the year.
You will have the opportunity to discuss this Program with both the tutor and your child. If fully satisfied, we will begin regular sessions with our tutor immediately. You can choose to come to our study centre in Thao Dien, or our tutor can travel to your home at your own convenience. We ask you to commit to a minimum of 4 sessions before we can assess any initial progress made.
We are so confident you will find our Progress Plan is the most efficient, rigorous and supportive approach to tutoring available that you can cancel the sessions with no charge at any time before the end of this trial period.

STAGE 4: FOLLOW UP

Our Director of Education will call regularly to discuss your child's progress and ensure that you are entirely satisfied. In addition our tutor will provide monthly updates on their students’ progress in relation to their Progress Plan.

Meet Our Team

Will Church

Chief Executive Officer
  • University of Sussex – PGCE (Masters Credits awarded)
  • University of Edinburgh – MA English Literature and History (2:1)
  • A-Levels: Maths, Chemistry and French (A)
  • GCSEs: 5x (A*), 5x (A)
  • Secondary English Teacher at British International School (HCMC Vietnam)
  • Academic English Certified Trainer
  • CELTA EAL English Qualification (Strong Pass)
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Daniel Larrosa

Director of Education
  • Liverpool John Moores University
    • PhD International Law
    • Master’s Degree (LLM) in International Law (Distinction)
    • Bachelor’s Degree (LLB) in Law (2:1 Hons)
  • University of Nottingham – International Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Distinction)
  • A-Levels: English Language, History and Politics (A)  
  • GCSEs: 4x (A*), 3x (A), 1x (B)
  • English Teacher, Hallyeo Elementary School (South Korea)
  • TEFL Certified Language Teacher
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Alexi Akkari

International School Teacher

    – Cardiff Metropolitan University-Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status
    – Newcastle University–LLBdegree in Law
    – A-Levels: English(A), History(A), Mathematics(A)
    – Year 5 Classroom Teacher in Stockwell PrimarySchool, London

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Saraya Simeonova

English Language and Literature Tutor
    • University of Brighton – Bachelor of Arts in History, Politics
    & Culture
    • Cambridge TEFL Certified English Language teacher
    • Specialist in IB DP language tutoring
    • Language Arts teacher, Archimedes Academy, Hanoi
    • Two years of experience as a private English tutor
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Annabel LaLonde

English Literature Tutor
    – Bennington College – Bachelor of Liberal Arts
    – London Academy of Dramatic Arts – Classical theatre Certification
    – Certified English Language Teacher (TEFL)
    – Professional Published writer in New York (USA)
    – Professional Tutor and classroom English Teacher (six years experiences)
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Kenny Tanner

IB Maths and Physics Tutor
    • The University of Sussex 2016: Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Merit
    • The University of Sussex 2015: Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) 2:1
    • Fully Qualified British Science Teacher
    • Private Tutor in Maths and Science
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Brad Reed

Math and Science Tutor
    • University of Western Ontario – BSc Biology and Chemistry
    • University of Western Ontario – Master of Engineering
    • TESOL Qualified Language Teacher
    • Mathematics and Science Teacher, London
    • 1-1 and small group tutor in Biology, Chemistry and Maths

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Juliet Coome

English Literature Tutor
    • SOAS – University of London – Master’s degree in Global Diplomacy (Distinction)
    • University of Bristol – Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages & Literature
    • A levels – English literature, French and Politics (A)
    • AS levels – History and Spanish (A)
    • GCSEs – 7x(A*), 4x(A)
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Alex Banfield

Mathematics Tutor
    • BSc in Education – Vermont University, USA
    • Professional Educator License in Mathematics Teaching, USA
    • International School Math Teacher
    • Cambridge International and American Common Core Math Curriculum Experience
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Mark Collin

Maths & Science Tutor

    • University of Sussex – PGCE (Masters Credits awarded)
    • University of Edinburgh – MA English Literature and History (2:1)
    • A-Levels: Maths, Chemistry and French (A)
    • GCSEs: 5x (A*), 5x (A)
    • Secondary English Teacher at British International School (HCMC Vietnam)
    • Academic English Certified Trainer
    • CELTA EAL English Qualification (Strong Pass)

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Cecily Proctor

English Literature Tutor
    • King’s College London: World History and Cultures (Merit)
    • TEFL certificate
    • University of East Anglia: American Literature with Creative Writing (2:1)
    • A Levels: English Literature (A*) Classical Civilisations (A) French (B)
    • GCSEs: 10 x A* – A
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Alice Harrison

English Language & Literature Tutor
    • University of Canterbury – BA in English and Linguistics
    • TESOL Certified English Language Teacher
    • KS1-KS3 Level Curriculum Support Teacher (3 years)
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Adele Connor

Tutor
  • University of New South Wales
    • Maters of Policy Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Laws
  • CELTA Teaching Certificate
  • Over three years of teaching experience
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Liam McIsaac

Maths & Science Tutor
    • BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences, University of Durham
    • PGCE Secondary Science (Specializing in Physics with A-Level), University of East Anglia
    • A-Levels: Physics (A) Maths (A) Chemistry (A)
    • CELTA EAL English Qualification

Gabrielle Poumès

Teacher
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Français Langue Étrangère (French as a Foreign Language) (Distinction)
  • François Rabelais University – Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Foreign Languages
  • Lycée Camille Claudel – Baccalaureate Degree, Social Sciences and Economics
  • Private French Tutor, EIS
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Sarah Allen

Maths and English Tutor

    • University of Waterloo – Bachelor of Environmental Studies with Honors
    • Balsililie School of International Affairs – Master’s Degree in Global Governance
    • York University – PhD in Geography
    • York University Tutorial and Lab Teacher
    • English Teacher – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
    • Certified English Language teacher ( TEFL)

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Erica Raines

English Language & Literature Tutor
    • MASTERS OF ARTS IN ENGLISH : Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), 2014-May 2017, 4.00/4.00 GPA
    • MASTERS OF ARTS IN EDUCATION :Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), 2014-May 2017, 3.87/4.00 GPA
    • BACHELORS OF ARTS IN ENGLISH Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), 2011-2014, 3.33/4.00