Private Tuiton Agencies report an increase in the number of enquiries
Seven of the tutoring agencies interviewed by the Guardian had registered significant growth in the past year
The Guardian newspaper confirmed that parents on modest incomes and families from ethnic minorities are fuelling a boom in private tuition in the UK.
Janette Wallis, the senior editor of the Good Schools Guide, said the number of parents asking her publication for tutor recommendations has risen by almost 50% in a year and has increased each year for a decade.
The unseen story behind many of the comprehensives getting stunning exam results is how many parents at these schools use tutors," she said. "We are inundated with calls at about this time of year from parents wanting last-minute tuition for their kids.'