About Mentoring

  • School Mentoring

    School Mentoring

    All children need oversight if they are to succeed. Boarding schools have systems in place, but experienced boarding families know that their input is also vital. This can be hard for overseas and busy professional families. An Academic Mentor is an experienced parent or professional educator who fills the gap.

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  • University & Careers

    University & Careers

    The transition from school to university is challenging. Bonas MacFarlane takes a long-term view: we realise that to become employable, students have to make full use of their time at university – both in term and during holiday periods. Our one-to-one mentorship helps many students to settle at university and prepare for their careers.

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  • US Academic Mentoring

    US Academic Mentoring

    Choosing and preparing for university entry is always demanding, and the move to a different education system adds additional stress. Our tutors and mentors help students become familiar with the idea of life at an American college – we seek to ease students into the lengthy application process and ensure that it becomes a well-managed and enjoyable process that draws admissions tutors to...

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  • Guardianship


    Children at boarding school who live overseas must have a guardian in the United Kingdom. Bonas MacFarlane guardian families are kind, professional people with experience of independent education. In addition to having a child stay at their home, they visit the school for music concerts or sports matches, and keep in regular contact with parents.

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  • Summer Courses

    Summer Courses

    Bonas MacFarlane has many years of experience advising families on summer courses for their children. In addition to representing some of the best summer language and activity programmes at British boarding schools, we devise our own tailor-made courses and expeditions.

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Please call us to discuss your family's mentoring requirements. If you would prefer to make an online enquiry, please use our client enquiry form.

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Parents are reverential and pay tribute to the professionalism and care taken. ‘Everyone has been of extremely high quality,’ we were told. ‘They’re especially good at studying techniques and they have people who truly understand individual difficulties. We’re very impressed not only with individual tutors but also with their capacity to work, where necessary, as a team...