The Benefits of Private Tuition

In London alone, 43% of students use a private tutor, so something must be working, right? With UK class sizes at their largest of recent years, teachers often don’t 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.

 

A Tailored Approach to Learning

 

A good tutor will take the time to create a study plan for each individual student to ensure that they receive a personalised service. With private tuition, students are given one to one attention throughout the duration of their lessons, which enables them to ask any questions and focus on specific areas of a subject that they may need help with.

 

Improved Performance in school

 

Many students find that private tuition helps improve their coursework in class. As students become more confident in a subject, their motivation to do well increases. This can often lead to an overall improvement in their grades. What’s more, some of the techniques that they learn from their tutor can also be transferred to other subjects.

 

Enhanced Understanding

 

School courses can often move quickly and many students don’t grasp every aspect of a topic before it’s time to move on. With private tuition, students are given the opportunity to concentrate on those topics that they don’t fully understand, because without the basics, learning gets more and more difficult as time goes on.

 

Improved Confidence

 

Using 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.

 

Flexible Learning

 

For some students, working within the confines of a 9 to 5 school day doesn’t always inspire their maximum learning potential. Some students, who study creative subjects, find that they work best at certain times during the day. Using a private tutor enables students to schedule lessons when it suits them.  

 

Better Time Management

 

For students, one of the biggest challenges of their school career is managing their time effectively. They may have several other interests outside of school and balancing each of them appropriately can often be difficult. A good tutor will be able to help students come up with their own study schedules and recommend, when, where and how to study.

 

It’s Affordable

 

The private tuition is constantly growing and according to a recent survey by EdPlace, it’s worth an estimated £6 billion. 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 do vary according to a tutor’s experience and qualifications, but generally, tutors tend to charge somewhere in the region of £15 - £70 per hour. In fact, a recent survey carried out by First Tutors, suggests that the average tutor charges £22 per hour.

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Last update: 12 May, 2013

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