What type of tuition is best for my child?

Does my child need a tutor?
How can a slow learner learn fast?
How can a weak student be improved?
How do I help my child catch up in school?
How do I know if my child needs a tutor?
How do you help a struggling student in the classroom?
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Should I get my child a tutor?
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Should kids study after school?
What Does a Tutor Do?
What parents want from tutors?
Why do children need tutoring?
How many types of tuition are there?
Are private tutors worth it?
How do I choose a tutor?
Are teachers allowed to tutor?
Can I use childcare vouchers?
At what age can you start tutoring?
How long is a typical tutoring session?
Do online tutors need DBS checks?
How do I prepare my child for SATs?
Does tutoring help ADHD?
Are SATs and 11+ the same?
Do grammar schools do 13 +?
How can I find a good English tutor?
Are maths tutors in demand?
Can you get a 9 in Combined Science?
Are GCSEs worth retaking?
How do I find a good A-Level tutor?
Are homeschoolers socially awkward?
A guide to your introductory call
How to become a tutor
Why do parents employ private tutor for their children?
Why get a tutor?
Is a tutor the same as a teacher?
Is online tutoring worth it?
One-to-one or group tuition?
What are the benefits of group tutoring?
What are the benefits of one-on-one tutoring?
What are the disadvantages of online tutoring?
What are the qualities of a good tuition centre?
What is a private tutor?
What is small group tutoring?
What is the purpose of a tutor?
What is the purpose of one-to-one learning?
Which is better, face-to-face or online tuition?
Why is in-person tutoring better than online?
Are tutors good for students?
Can tutors help with exams?
Does tutoring actually help?
Does tutoring improve grades?
Is a tutor worth it for your child?
Is it good to have a tutor?
What are the benefits of home tuition?
What are the negatives of tutoring?
What is the advantage of tuition?
Why is private tutoring good?
How do I find a good private tutor?
How do I find a tutor ?
How do I find the right tutor for my child?
How do students find tutors?
How should parents select a tutor?
How would you select a tutor?
How would you select an online tutor?
What is the best way to find a tutor?
What tutors are most in demand?
Can anyone be a tutor?
Do I need a qualified teacher as my tutor?
Does a tutor need to be a teacher?
How do I know if a tutor is good?
Should I get a qualified teacher for tuition?
What makes a good home tutor?
What makes a successful tutor?
What qualities do good tutors have?
What should I ask a potential tutor?
What should I look for when hiring a tutor?
What skills should a tutor have?
How much do tutors charge?
How much does a private tutor cost UK?
How much is a tutor per hour?
How much should I spend on a tutor?
Is online tutoring cheaper?
What do private tutors charge UK?
Why is tutoring so expensive?
Can you get a tutor for a 4 year old?
What age should you start tutoring?
What age to start private tuition?
What is a good age for a tutor?
How long should a tutoring session last?
How much tuition and how often?
How much tuition do I need?
How often should I use a tutor?
How often should my child be tutored?
Is tutoring once a week effective?
Do tutors need a DBS
How do I keep my child safe when using a tutor
What are the main areas of risk when tutoring online
What is safeguarding?
How do you motivate students in primary school?
How much do primary school tutors charge?
Should I get a tutor for SATs?
What do primary tutors do?
What is phonics tuition?
Does tutoring help dyslexia?
How can a tutor help with dyslexia?
How can I help my child with anxiety at school?
How can I help my child with SEN?
How can you help learners with difficulties?
How much do dyslexia tutors charge?
What do you do when your child is having a hard time at school?
What is ABA tutoring?
What is SEN tutor?
What is the best way to teach someone with autism?
What is tuition for special needs child?
What tuition for ADHD child?
What tuition for autistic child?
Why is my child so far behind in school?
Can an average child pass the 11+?
Can you pass 11+ without tuition?
Do I need a tutor for the 11+ Exam?
Do schools still do 11 Plus?
How do I get into grammar school?
How do I know if my child should sit the 11 plus?
How do I prepare for the 11+ exam?
How hard is it to get into grammar school?
How many hours should I tutor for 11+?
Is it better to go to a grammar school?
What age to start tutoring for the 11+?
What date is the 11+ exam 2023?
What is the pass mark for 11 plus in Birmingham?
When should you start tutoring for 11+?
Which is harder GL or CEM?
Do private schools have an entrance exam?
How do I prepare for a 13+ exam?
How do I prepare for high school entrance exams?
How do I prepare for my Common Entrance?
How do I prepare my child for selective school?
What if I fail an entrance exam?
How do I choose a good English tutor?
How do I find a local English tutor?
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How much is an English tutor?
What happens if you fail English language GCSE?
What is a private English teacher?
Which course is best to improve English?
Which is the best platform to learn English?
Are maths tutors worth it?
Do maths tutors help?
Does Kumon really help?
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How much is a Maths tutor?
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What happens if you fail GCSE Maths?
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How difficult is Physics?
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Is Triple Science harder than Double Science?
What does a Science tutor do?
What makes a good Science tutor?
Are IGCSEs harder than normal GCSEs?
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Face-to-Face Tuition

Face-to-face tuition is the traditional and perhaps the most widely recognised form of tutoring. It involves a teacher providing tuition for your child in person, usually at your home or some neutral setting (e.g., a library or café). About 60% of the requests we receive from parents are for face-to-face tuition, particularly those for children in their younger years or who require support with SEN.

The advantages of face-to-face tuition are:

  • Face-to-face tuition allows more personal interaction between your son or daughter and their teacher. The teacher can physically observe your child’s learning process and provide individual guidance. 
  • Face-to-face tutoring can provide a more focused environment, as there are fewer distractions. Your son or daughter can concentrate on their studies without getting distracted by social media or other online activities.
  • Face-to-face tutoring provides better communication between you, your child, and the tutor. You can sit in on lessons or have a quick chat before and after each session. There are fewer chances of misunderstandings and miscommunications, which can occur online.
  • Face-to-face tutoring can be more engaging as a teacher can use different techniques, such as visual aids, to make the learning process more interesting and interactive.
  • With face-to-face tuition, it is easier for a teacher to identify learning gaps, as they can observe your child’s performance and provide immediate feedback to them and to you.

The disadvantages of face-to-face tuition are:

  • Depending on your location, there may be fewer teachers available for you, so your choice and selection may be more limited. The list of teachers we provide for you is for relevant teachers who live within 15 miles of your home, as it needs to be practical for the teacher to travel to you.
  • Tuition fees for face-to-face tuition are about £6 ph more expensive than online tuition, as teachers are required to travel to your home, and this extra fee mitigates their travel costs.

Overall, while online tutoring offers many benefits, such as a wider choice of teachers, flexibility, and convenience, many parents still see face-to-face tuition as offering the personal touch. It enables the teacher to build a closer rapport with your child and, arguably, can support them to achieve better results.

Online Tuition

With the advent of technology, online tuition has gained immense popularity. It allows your child to connect with their teacher remotely, eliminating geographical constraints. This mode of tutoring often involves video calls, shared documents, and other digital tools to facilitate effective learning. Our teachers use a range of platforms for their online lessons, including Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, etc.

The advantages of online tuition are:

  • For face-to-face tuition, the teacher must be local to you so they can practically travel to your family home to deliver lessons. The need to be local limits the choice of teacher and their available timeslots. An online teacher can literally be based anywhere in the UK. This means there is much greater availability of more teachers, meaning more chance of finding that perfect teacher, the one who is just the right match for your son or daughter.
  • There is no travel involved with online tuition, which reduces the cost of your lessons by about £6 ph. It also means teachers do not arrive late at your house due to travel delays … and is better for the planet! If either you or your teacher are travelling away from home, perhaps on holiday, tuition can still continue if required.
  • For teachers travelling, lessons less than one hour long are not usually viable due to the travel time and costs involved, but with online, more frequent shorter lessons can be given, which particularly suits children who tire easily or have short attention spans.
  • On a practical domestic level, there is no need for tuition to take place over your kitchen table. Your child can work in familiar surroundings, with no one invading their privacy, which can be less daunting for a nervous child.
  • Lessons are still live and interactive; this is not a case of just watching a video. This may be primarily through dialogue and shared screens; there are also impressive virtual classroom and whiteboard apps which enable both teacher and child to write simultaneously using an electronic pen on a shared virtual whiteboard. Other add-ons allow the teacher and your child to edit PDFs together in real time. Also, the sessions (from your child’s perspective) can be recorded and used later, including lesson notes, which may include links, embedded videos, and simulations.
  • Today’s children live in an online world, so they are used to using computers and screens for learning. Many schools embrace online tuition as a hybrid of classroom teaching and interactive whiteboards.

The disadvantages of online tuition are:

  • Online tuition is less effective for younger children or those with SEN. These children often find it difficult to concentrate and focus through a screen and generally will do much better in a face-to-face arrangement.
  • Online tuition heavily relies on technology, and technical problems such as poor internet connectivity, software glitches, or hardware malfunctions can disrupt the learning process.
  • Online tuition can lack the personal touch and the immediate feedback that face-to-face interactions provide. Your child may struggle with the absence of a physical presence with self-discipline and motivation when learning in an online environment. It may make it easier for your son or daughter to procrastinate or disengage.
  • Certain subjects, such as science, may involve hands-on activities that are challenging to replicate online. Lack of access to labs, workshops, or physical materials can impact the quality of education in these areas.
  • Excessive screen time can lead to issues like eye strain, fatigue, and other health-related concerns. Students spending extended hours on digital devices may face physical and mental health challenges.
Small Group Tuition

By teaming up with friends and family members, parents can create their own small groups for tuition, either at home or online. This innovative approach allows children to benefit from the highest-quality teachers and enables parents to share the costs, making quality education more accessible.

Children should be of similar ages, abilities, and ambitions. The group size should be no larger than four. The cost of each lesson is automatically charged equally across the group. Parents can easily manage the size of their group and can start and stop lessons at any time.

The advantages of small group tuition are:

  • Within a small group, your child can still receive personal attention if the group is not too large and the range of abilities is not too disparate. Whether adapting the pace of instruction, providing additional practice materials, or offering targeted guidance on challenging topics, the teacher can ensure that every child progresses at their own pace and maximises their potential.
  • Small group tuition encourages collaboration and peer learning. Students can share their knowledge, exchange ideas, and support each other's learning. This collaborative environment fosters critical thinking, communication skills, and teamwork ... all valuable attributes that extend beyond schoolwork and exams.
  • Group tuition is significantly more cost-effective than one-on-one tuition, as tuition fees can be shared across the group. Small group tuition costs range from £15 to £35 per student per hour, depending on the subject, the tutor's qualifications, and the group size.

The disadvantages of small group tuition are:

  • Liaising with your friends or family members to create your group will take some of your time. We provide you with a secure and easy way to invite others to add their payment card to your account, and you can change the size of your group at any time.
  • You will also need to agree with your group on lesson times and a venue for the tuition unless you are choosing online tuition.

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