AURELIUS and Studienkreis give away education
- Extra tuition for SchlaU students
- Private lessons key for future educational achievement
- Individual support for better prospects
Munich, December 9, 2014 – The AURELIUS Group is set to support SchlaU-Schule, a private educational establishment that specializes in providing schooling for young refugees in Munich. The idea is for the cooperation to cover as many different areas as possible. The AURELIUS Group has several subsidiaries in the education sector: Studienkreis, a provider of private tuition; AKAD, a distance-learning university; and LD Didactic, a publisher of teaching materials. Besides providing broad support with modern teaching materials and free extra tuition, the goal is to unlock the potential that exists for excellence. As a first step, AURELIUS has made available a set of private lessons through its Studienkreis subsidiary. This is aimed at providing regular extra tuition in German, mathematics and English free of charge to the final year group at SchlaU-Schule in preparation for the Mittlere Reife school-leaving exam in May 2015.
Studienkreis is one of the leading providers in the fast-growing private tuition segment in Germany, teaching more than a million students over the last 40 years. “Supporting the SchlaU-Schule is something very dear to our hearts,” says Studienkreis managing director Lorenz Haase. “Our experience with bespoke exam preparation and simultaneous integration in the day-to-day learning environment gives students assurance as they work towards their school-leavers’ exams. In this way, we’re giving them the chance to set themselves up for a successful career even outside of their home country.”
The education sector represents a big market opportunity for the AURELIUS Group. Rising requirements in the workplace and rapidly accelerating economic change are set to drive demand over the long run. Not only is this market trend beneficial in business terms, it also represents an important social development. The increasing privatization and professionalization of the teaching offerings will lead to more diverse and more individualized education. “All of the potential for our future rests in our children,” says AURELIUS CEO Dr. Dirk Markus. “What we need to do is give them the right keys to unlock this potential. SchlaU-Schule is one of those keys.”
In 2000, SchlaU became the first establishment in Germany to provide school-equivalent education to unaccompanied minor and young refugees in preparation for the regular Bavarian school-leaving. Schoolroom teaching is accompanied by strong socio-pedagogical support and especially careers advice. This has enabled SchlaU-Schule to send all of its leavers on to training courses or further education colleges every year. After they have gained their school-leavers‘ certificates at SchlaU, the students receive ongoing assistance through a project called SchlaUzubi to help them with the transition from school to work. “Besides ensuring that the schooling does not go to waste, this also prevents gaps in education, which helps the young people successfully join the first labor market,” comments Björn Schalles, director of Trägerkeis Junge Flüchtlinge e.V., the charity that sponsors the school.
“We’re delighted by the undertaking we’ve received from AURELIUS,” continues Schalles. “For us as a non-profit education establishment, support from business is very important. Acting together helps to improve the future prospects for our students.
School-equivalent education for young refugees
SchlaU-Schule is a state-accredited school for young refugees in Munich. Around 220 young people are taught in up to 15 classes here along the lines of the core curriculum in Bavarian state secondary schools and helped to gain school-leaving certificates. Besides the teaching itself, the students receive intensive, targeted personal support, making it possible after a short period of time for the young people to transfer into the normal German education system where they can develop further.
Studienkreis – a company of the Munich-based AURELIUS Group – is one of the leading providers of private education in Germany. The company offers qualified private tuition and intensive courses in all standard school subjects for children from all age groups and school types. The personal support follows a scientifically proven learning concept, aiming to strengthen the students’ sense of responsibility toward their earning outcomes, improve their confidence in their abilities and help them to unlock and develop their potential. In its “Kinderlernwelt”, Studienkreis provides holistic support for elementary-age schoolchildren. Studienkreis runs around a thousand facilities, meaning that it can offer customers its services close to their home and professional online tuition by trained e-tutors throughout Germany. In order to help parents find their way in the market for private tuition, Studienkreis has the quality of its work reviewed by the TÜV Rheinland certification agency. Studienkreis was named sector winner in 2013 and 2014 in the “private tuition” category of Germany’s biggest services ranking produced by DIE WELT. More information about the work and concept of Studienkreis can be obtained by visiting www.studienkreis.de or calling the toll-free number 0800 111-1212. Interested parties can contact Studienkreis directly at www.facebook.com/studienkreis.