It’s not uncommon for children who move countries or schools to face challenges in the classroom and require extra academic support through private tutors. If this sounds familiar, BartyED is one place you can turn to in Hong Kong for assistance.
The team at Barty Education and Development (BartyED), led by owner Jerome Barty-Taylor, have provided individualised academic support and mentoring to countless expat families over the years, including those facing diagnoses of learning differences, or dealing with curriculum changes, home learning issues, exam preparation and more.
The BartyED team consists of qualified education professionals with experience in all pre-tertiary subjects – including Chinese language – and special expertise in IB, AP, British National Curriculum, HSC and more. They take on students of all ages, from tweens to high school graduates, in group sessions and one-to-one private tutoring.
A Parent’s Perspective
“My eldest son was moving from the MYP Program into an HL Chinese B class in the DP. Austin began working intensively with Jane Lao Shi during Grade 9, and over the course of a year he made fantastic improvements. He ended up doing extremely well on his Chinese E-portfolio for the MYP. He is now in DP and continues to work with Jane once a week.
My middle son, James, worked with Helen, one of the science tutors, for about a year in IGCSE Biology. Those sessions started out in person, and continued online through the spring. Helen did a great job of both teaching the material to James and preparing him for the test itself.
Jerome has an excellent team; they’re particularly helpful if you have specific goals for your child, or need them to prepare for a specific curriculum. Our sons have felt that they are being educated in – rather than merely “tutored” through – their respective subjects, and so are far more engaged with the material. Jayne is the mother of three sons, including Austin and James who have both worked with BartyED tutors recently.”
This article first appeared in the City Guide 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.
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