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Becoming Bildung

Formed in December of 2018 by Dr. Ethar Al-Saraf, The Bildung Tutors has been delivering specialist, methodologically grounded tutoring and mentorship across East Sussex and London, in-person and online to clients of all ages. After twelve years of study, culminating in a PhD in Philosophy and ten years of mentoring experience, TBT was launched to provide tuition and mentoring in accordance with an academically researched and thoroughly field-tested methodology. TBT has since serviced contracts with students, private individuals, schools, social care providers and local authorities. TBT maintains an almost flawless track record with respect to improving clients’ grades and passing examinations but has developed a reputation for improving our clients’ experience and attitude in achieving their goals and ambitions.

Ethar transmits (and works with the student’s own) curiosity and enthusiasms and moves them on in study skills and knowledge through positive teaching methods. Our son looks forward to sessions and is taking Ethar as an inspiring model.” 

Dr. Al-Saraf has personally worked with over 90 clients (individually, in groups and in schools) prior to and since the launch of TBT, in East Sussex and London. In addition to the existing team, TBT is now also developing relationships with other social care and youth engagement programs with a view to establishing joint projects. This inspired the launch of three new divisions: TBT Creators, TBT Associates and TBT Sounds

TBT Creators provides a platform for aspiring Academics, Entrepreneurs and Artists to celebrate and promote their achievements. Whether that’s an essay, a local start-up, an artistic project or anything in-between, here’s where they go to gloat! 

TBT Associates was created to allow local businesses and social projects to promote their activities and material by sponsoring TBT and the work of our Creators. From web-design companies, to filmmakers to local life skills and educational programs, we accept sponsorship and provide promotion for anyone committed to our values. 

TBT Sounds, a subdivision of our Creators platform, was initially launched to provide music to support study. It has since grown in popularity and is now actively accepting contributions from and providing promotion for aspiring artists from all over the world! Our #SundayStudySessions are updated every week, bringing our audience a brand new exclusive Mix, each Sunday of chilled Study Sounds. 

Since launch, the Bildung Team has grown to include five core members and will be seeking to increase the number of mentors on-board as our reach and appeal continue to grow.

Fantastic approach – thorough, intuitive, very diligent and intelligent. Thanks. I am very glad to have found him and to have his help.” 

TBT will continue to expand and improve upon our services, helping young people, students and the aspiring realise their potential, achieve their ambitions and become successful, sovereign individuals. In light of a growing reputation, burgeoning partnerships with local non-profit/social care groups and developing relationships with local authorities, TBT is well positioned to establish itself as the premier mentoring service for young people in need of support.

An excellent tutor – knowledgeable and inspiring. The tutees thought he was absolutely great.” 

Our Mission

At TBT we believe that learning and growth cannot be truly achieved at the command of an authority figure. In this respect, we take pedagogical influence from Wilhelm von Humboldt’s claim that,

“Whatever does not spring from a man’s free choice, or is only the result of instruction and guidance, does not enter into his very being, but remains alien to his true nature; he does not perform it with truly human energies, but merely with mechanical exactness…”

Moreover, we believe that the limitations of institutional education render it insufficient to meet the demands of a growing population and the increasingly complex conditions of both students and teachers. If it takes a village to raise a child, the problem is that our villages have been largely sub-contracted to independent parties with little or no interest in the whole. 

Our primary mission therefore is to re-establish the bonds of community and neighbourhood by providing supplementary education that meets the requirements of true learning. Our TBT Creators and TBT Associates divisions are there to reinforce and amplify that mission. We believe that our communities are happier, more effective and successful when we work together. 

So our secondary mission is to promote and encourage grass-roots collaboration between academics, local and community based start-ups, established businesses and artists of every description who share our vision and values. With a growing but core group, TBT will provide a network of individuals and groups committed to improving our conditions by turning our attention, efforts and investments back to our own communities. 

The dream…?: to rebuild our schools, businesses and creative industries as forums from the community and for the community.  

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