Why use a tutor?

Improve a Student's Grades


Using a tutor is a great way to improve a student’s grades.  Whether a student is passing with flying colours or needs a little extra help with their studies, using an appropriately qualified tutor can make all the difference in helping a student achieve their goals.

 

Private Tuition is Affordable


Private tuition is a growing industry.  Whereas private tuition used to be considered somewhat of a luxury, demand for the service has ensured that prices are now competitively affordable.  Tutoring prices vary, dependant on a tutor’s experience and qualifications, but generally, tutors tend to charge £15 - £45 per hour.

 

Improve a Student's Confidence


Using the services of a private tutor can often give students a much needed confidence boost.  Due to the ‘one to one’ nature of private tuition, tutors can quickly identify which areas a student may need improvement in – something that students may not be able to identify on their own.  Sometimes all it takes to instill a little confidence in a student is to have a tutor identify what they are doing correctly and suggest how they may improve in the areas they are falling short in.

 

With UK class sizes at their largest of recent years, teachers often do not have as much time to spend with students on an individual basis as they once did.  Using a private tutor can prove invaluable as it not only assures that a student is covering the relevant course work, but it also makes certain that their approach to course work is correct.

 

Tutors can come from a range of different backgrounds and have a range of different experience.  In some cases, students respond better to being tutored by someone who isn’t a school teacher and is perhaps closer to their own age.  An advantage of this is that a tutor may have a slightly different approach to learning, which a student may find better suited to their particular learning style.  Indeed, younger tutors will have recently experienced the UK education system first hand and may be able to use their own experiences of studying at secondary school as a useful tool.  On the other hand, students may feel that an experienced tutor with teaching qualifications would be more beneficial to their needs.  Often, tutors are retired secondary school teachers or recently qualified teachers who tutor in their spare time.

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Last update: 12 May, 2013