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"Many people may debate about how big the Private Tutor market is actually worth, but it is certainly huge. To say this area is a growing industry is an understatement to say the least. Figures vary but research by the London Institute of Education suggests that at least 1 in 4 pupils receive some form of private tutition at some stage of their academic life."
        
"Whether it is for GCSE's, A level, Highers, the 11 plus, the common entrance exam, or just for revision purposes - you can find a tutor to help."

Many people may debate about how big the Private Tutor market is actually worth, but it is certainly huge. To say this area is a growing industry is an understatement to say the least. Figures vary but research by the London Institute of Education suggests that at least 1 in 4 pupils receive some form of private tutor at some stage of their academic life.

Whether it is for GCSE's, A level, Highers, the 11 plus, the common entrance exam, or just for revision purposes - you can find a tutor to help. Typical subjects tend to be the usual popular areas e.g. English, Maths and Science etc, but this is hardly surprising when it is remembered that these subjects tend to be the key qualifications for entrance to many universities and professions.


Tutors can support students with various subjects

Why do so many parents and students use private tutors in the first place? Well there are a number of reasons. For example there has been much debate over the past few years about falling standards in our schools and the lowering value of qualifications such as GCSEs and A levels. Each year the usual chorus of dumbing down can be heard across the land as employers and academics hark back to the good old days of rigorous standards and academic excellence etc.

The truth is slightly more complicated, but the result is simple. Students require higher and higher grades for entry to the best institutions whether they be sixth forms or universities - and eventually on to the best jobs and careers. Private tutors are one way to help a student achieve these goals.

If so good then why doesn't everyone use a tutors?
Not everyone is in the thrall of the private tutor. Many teachers, teaching unions and others will argue that there should be little point in the use of private tutors. Their argument is that if the state sector was funded properly then there would be no need for concerned parents to pay out extra money for the use of one of these privateers.

The effectiveness of private tutors is also called into question by many. Research by the London Institute of Education on the measurable benefits of private tutors found that the advantage gained equates to 1/2 a grade in Maths to nothing at all for English GCSE. Many would argue that this is hardly resounding evidence for the need for what can a substantial outlay for some. However many do appear to have benefited from this extra support a tutor can provide - it would inconceivable for this market to be increasing in the way that it is otherwise.......

You decide and see if a private tutor can help you!

Interested in using a Private Tutor?

If you want to know more about private Tutors and their use, why not read one of our articles written by those in the industry. Their guides will help you to check what to look out for and what to avoid..... See here

"TOP 5 TIPS ........When using a PRIVATE TUTOR!


Get the agreement right

Qualified?
Make sure the tutor is qualified. Minimum should be a full Hons degree in the relevant subject.

References
Testimonials and references should also ways be offered. Make sure you take advantge of there availability and contact a couple to verify quality.

Syllabus
A good tutor will always check to make sure they've got the right syllabus. If they don't, then alarm bells should start ringing!

Plan of action
Lessons can be expensive. You need to make sure there is a set plan of action and time/lesson limits. Otherwise it may cost you a fortune.

CRB checks?
CRB checks have been replaced by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). See below. ."


Also - SAFETY FIRST

For example does the tutor have Public Liability Insurance, and (especially) if the student is under the age of 18, a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS. Formally CRB)?

This should be current and relevant to young people (there are different versions). If a tutor is without one, then look elsewhere.

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