The Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella is offering remote learning and private tutoring to families on holiday. Olivia Palamountain reports
Five-star beach resort Puente Romano has added on-site private tutoring to its cornucopia of activities and facilities, which also include a Six Senses spa, botanical gardens, world famous tennis courts and 14 restaurants.
Bespoke lessons and learning opportunities from a team of International School teachers and tutors are now available for students being home-schooled by travelling digital nomad parents during the pandemic.
Comprehensive tuition is provided by teachers who are trained in the UK national curriculum and syllabuses from around the world, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are also be specialists in the US education system on hand.Additionally, all teachers have the Spanish Certificado de Antecedentes Penales (the Spanish equivalent of the DBS check) and will be able to adhere to social distancing standards during lessons.
Guy Leleu, former Deputy Headmaster at a large international school in Marbella and director of the Puente Romano Beach Resort Kids Club told Travel Daily Media: “An international universal over this unprecedented time has been families trying to take on their children’s education needs and it was hard for everyone – parents and children. “As a family focussed hotel, we recognise that the educational needs of our guests’ children are hugely important, and the tutoring we can offer can take some stress away from parents as well as help build a child’s self-confidence and engagement with their learning during an incredibly unsettling time.
“We have developed a high-quality programme which ensures we match the right teacher for each child based on personal study needs.”
Classes can take place wherever is most convenient and inspiring for each pupil through the resort and can be extended post-holiday with Zoom tutoring available to continue learning at home.Tutoring will be available throughout this year and 2021. Costs vary dependent on the education level, type and length of lessons.
Globetrender has been covering the exponential growth of remote learning in everything from cooking classes to virtual travel experiences. The pandemic has accelerated the transition to virtual teaching and learning, as now seen in British universities.
With Covid-19 an on-going threat, combined with a dramatic shift to remote working, it makes sense for remote learning to take off as well, particularly as parents question the sense in sending their child back to school.
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