Après ski or après school?

Words by Quintessentially Education

07 December 2023


If you’ve ever hesitated over booking a ski trip because you’re worried about your children’s upcoming exams, Quintessentially Education has the solution: après school. Swap out the chaos of keeping an eye on the children whilst trying to enjoy a vin chaud after a busy day on the slopes, safe in the knowledge that they are back in the chalet with a hot cocoa by the fire, tucking into their holiday homework.

Kind of like a modern-day Mary Poppins, but with a degree-level education and multiple years of teaching experience, creating your own private après school means a travelling tutor will join your family whilst you’re abroad, ensuring children don’t fall behind in their studies during the holiday period – vital in today’s competitive academic world.

What are the benefits of residential tutoring?

You are probably familiar with the old adage, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Well, this applies to education, too.

Research shows that children can lose up to 40% of their learning over the summer holidays, and whilst the Christmas holidays are shorter, there is still the potential for learning loss during the festive period. While it is equally essential that students are given an opportunity to relax, recuperate, and spend time with loved ones, much difficulty lies in striking a balance between recreation and education.

Introducing the rise of the ‘travelling tutor’. More formally referred to as a residential tutor, these in-demand educators work around the family’s schedule to create bespoke lessons tailored to each child’s educational level and goals. Flexible in nature, lessons might last for two to six hours per day, and tutors might live in or stay in separate accommodations nearby.

Whatever your preference, taking a tutor away with you this winter can help you enjoy après-skiing child-free and guilt-free, safe in the knowledge that your children are busily preparing for the school term ahead after a day on the slopes. Après ski, meet après school.

If you would like to arrange residential tutoring this winter, or are interested in learning more about the benefits of travelling tutors, simply contact Quintessentially Education by email [email protected] or phone +44 (0)20 3073 6839.


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