Tailored Tuition in Dorset

Our tuition programme in Dorset is designed for senior school and sixth form students to receive tailored academic tuition and personalised career mentoring

The tailored mentoring and tuition intensive includes

  • academic mentoring with Kirstie Richards, former Deputy Registrar at Winchester College
  • career mentoring from leading British business and educational professionals
  • mini-pupillages in any career field (at the court and the barrister’s, UCL neuroscience laboratory, Christie’s Education and many more)
  • individual English lessons with Bruton Lloyd tutors
  • individual tuition across all academic subjects with senior teachers from leading independent London day schools (IB/A-Level/Pre-U examination preparation)
  • field trips and visits to historical sights to support lessons in history and geography
  • individual sports lessons (sailing, windsurfing, swimming, tennis and cricket)
  • accommodation in a cosy traditional British cottage in Bournemouth, a two-hour drive from London

During the intensive participants will improve their English skills, gain valuable interview skills to enter a British independent school at senior or sixth form level and university and get clarity on professional paths.

“During my time at Winchester College I realised that whilst many candidates and pupils were predicted a string of top grades (often maths, science and language orientated), they were possibly failing interview because they had no knowledge or interest in global affairs”, says Kirstie Richards, former Deputy Registrar at Winchester College and co-ordinator of the Bruton Lloyd tuition programme in Dorset.

Together with her husband David, a Law graduate from Cambridge, who has taught Law at Winchester College Kirstie decided to offer a customised curriculum to help pupils enhance their interview chances.

“Our tailored tuition and mentoring programme offers 11-18 year old pupils and students an excellent preparation for entry into independent British schools and leading universities. It is a chance for them to improve their academic English and interview skills and explore topics such as History, Law, Politics and International Relationships”, says Kirstie Richards (MSc International Relations, King’s College London)

The syllabus is tailored to each candidate, but typically includes the following

Sixth Form and Career Mentoring

  • academic assessment and goal-setting (a selection of suitable schools)
  • strengths and weaknesses analysis with a detailed study plan to improve essay writing, presentation and oral skills and academic subject knowledge
  • interview practice for increased confidence
  • academic assessment and goal-setting
  • introduction to the GCSE/IGCSE, A-Level/IB or Pre-U syllabus and subject choices
  • skills training for increased academic success (independent work, research, open mindedness, flexibility, opportunity and attitude)
  • English language tuition programme with hand-selected Bruton Lloyd tutors (GCSE/IGCSE, IB/A-Level/Pre-U examination preparation, speech and debating skills, reading comprehension and writing skills)
  • English literature tuition programme with hand-selected, high-profile classroom teachers from some of the leading British day schools (literary terms and concepts, prose and poetry analysis, contexts and interpretation)
  • History and geography tuition, incl. field trips and tailored reading lists, cover every aspect of the A-Levels/IB and Pre-U curriculum (Spanish History to German Nationalism, 18th century Britain to the French Revolution)
  • EPQ preparation: history and geography field trips to relevant historical landmarks and museums for on-site investigation (Hurst Castle, Winchester College, Arr. Waterloo, Houses of Parliament, Historic dockyard, naval museums)

University and Career Mentoring

  • introduction to universities, degrees and career paths
  • explanation of the relevance of sixth form subject choices for potential degree courses
  • detailed study plan for the student to hone the skills and subject knowledge required
  • organisation of university open day visits
  • explanation of the UCAS application system
  • personal statement advice (structure, relevance to proposed degree subject, demonstration of maturity, use of evidence to back statements)
  • interview practice (verbal and non-verbal communication, completion of assessment/aptitude tests)
  • introduction to different career options, assessment and goal-setting
  • career advice from leading British business and educational professionals
  • organisation of mini-pupillages centered around the student’s career aspirations (at the court, the barrister’s, a scientific laboratory or at a prestigious arts gallery, among others)

Our Dorset intensive is perfect for

  • schoolchildren aged 13-16 preparing to enter an independent British senior school or sixth form
  • schoolchidren 16+ preparing to enter a British university
  • schoolchildren and students 16+ seeking academic and professional mentoring
  • overseas students preparing to transition to a British school or university
  • students wishing to supplement their Bruton Lloyd tuition with a short-term immersion experience

Dates and Pricing

  • dates and prices for this tailored programme are reviewed upon application (placements are possible from a long weekend to two weeks in the main holidays)
  • price includes accommodation in the cottage for 1-3 people, academic programme, sports lessons, full catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and insurance
  • accommodation for more people can be organised at the nearby 5* Chewton Glen Spa Hotel
  • transfers to and from the airport and train station can be organised upon request

To get more information call us on +44 (0)207 4935875 or email us

Success Stories

  • An overseas sixth form candidate has been mentored by Kirstie Richards, the coordinator of our Dorset intensive and former deputy registrar of 10 years at Winchester College. As a result of this work, the student has received offers from the renowned Charterhouse and Canfield Schools.
  • After an initial academic assessment and an individual strengths and weaknesses analysis, our educational expert Kirstie Richards has helped two schoolgirls to increase their confidence through interview practice and improve their essay writing and presentation skills. Supplementary academic subject tuition took place at our tuition centre in Mayfair, London. As a result, both girls have received offers from Highgate and KCS Wimbledon.
  • In preparation for his upcoming application for a law degree, a schoolboy, who had previously stayed at our Norfolk Tuition Centre has returned to England for two weeks for a tailored tuition and mentoring programme and a complete cultural and linguistic immersion tailored to his interests surrounding Maritime Law. He would spend his morningsenjoying individual English tuition and his afternoons visiting Maritime Museums and exploring  various historical sights (Hurst Castle, Osborne House on Isle of Wight – Queen Victoria’s and Prince Albert’s holiday residence). He also undertook a two day mini-pupilage at Bournemouth Crown Court and a whole day trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. The boy has enjoyed his stays so much that he decided to return this summer for the third time and we suggested a change of scenery with a return to Norfolk.