Why get a tutor 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?
How do you motivate a lazy child in school?
How do you teach a child that doesn't want to learn?
Should I get my child a tutor?
Should I hire a tutor for my child?
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?
How much do English tutors charge per hour?
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?
How do I choose an online maths tutor?
How do I find a local Maths tutor?
How do I find the best Maths tutor?
How much do private maths tutors cost?
How much does GCSE maths tutoring cost?
How much is a maths tutor per hour UK?
How much is a Maths tutor?
What happens if I fail maths GCSE?
What happens if you fail GCSE Maths?
What is the best maths tutoring site?
Which tutor is best for maths?
How can I help my child with GCSE Science?
How difficult is Physics?
How do I find a local Science tutor?
How much is a Science tutor?
Is Physics harder than Chemistry?
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?
Are tutors worth it for GCSE?
Can I resit my GCSEs at any time?
Can I resit my GCSEs from home?
Can you pay to resit GCSE exams?
Can you sit a GCSE exam online?
Can you sit a GCSE exam without doing course?
Can you take GCSEs privately?
Do private schools charge for GCSE exams?
Do you need a tutor for GCSEs?
Does tutoring help for GCSE?
How do I write my GCSE exams privately?
How many times can you resit GCSE?
How much does it cost to resit a GCSE?
How much revision should a Year 11 do?
Is it hard to get all 9s in GCSE?
Is it too late to start revising for GCSEs?
Is it worth getting a tutor for GCSE?
Should I get a tutor for GCSE?
What happens if you fail your GCSEs?
What is the cost of a GCSE exam?
What to do if you have no GCSEs?
When can I retake my GCSEs?
Where do GCSE resits take place?
Where do I find a good GCSE tutor?
How much do A-Level tutors charge?
Where do I find a good A-Level tutor?
Can I remove my child from school UK?
Can you get funding for homeschooling in the UK?
Do homeschooled students perform better UK?
Do I have to register to homeschool?
Does homeschooling help anxiety?
How are home schooled students tested UK?
How do homeschoolers have friends?
How do homeschoolers take GCSEs?
How does homeschooling work?
How expensive is homeschooling?
How many hours for homeschooling?
How much does a homeschool teacher cost in the UK?
How much does homeschooling cost?
Is home tutoring better than school?
Is homeschooling regulated in the UK?
What are the disadvantages of being homeschooled?
What is the success rate of homeschooling?
What subjects do you have to teach for homeschooling?
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Why get a tutor for my child?
Why should I select a qualified teacher for tuition?
What type of tuition is best for my child?
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How do I start and stop the tuition and delete my account?
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What does this tuition cost and how does the payment work?

It's estimated that about a quarter of families in the UK use tuition at some point in their school careers. Most tuition is focused on help in preparing for high-stakes exams, such as 11+ Entrance Exams to Grammar or Independent Schools, Common Entrance or Public Exams such as GCSEs and A-Levels.

The current trend for tuition isn't without its detractors, however. Many parents wonder why they should invest more money into their child's education at home when their school should provide high-quality education.

Here are a few reasons why you should or should not hire a tutor:

1) Hire a tutor to ensure that your child doesn't fall behind

Classroom teachers cannot give each child the individual attention they deserve. If a method isn't understood correctly or skills develop too slowly, a limited amount can be done within the school to address this. Falling behind can damage your child's education, particularly if they struggle in primary school. Low achievement in the earlier years will have serious ramifications, with apathy, resentment and poor behaviour likely resulting from an inability to keep up in class. If your child is placed into lower sets when they start secondary school, they may be exposed to a vicious cycle of lower sets over the following years, and they will likely be in a peer group of other unmotivated pupils.  

You should consider getting a tutor if your child is falling behind at school or if their class teacher says that homework is routinely being poorly done, or if your child tells you they are struggling to understand what's being studied in class.

2) Do not hire your tutor if your child is too young

Some Private Schools now offer a 4+ Entrance Exam, so it can be tempting for parents to seek help preparing for Entrance Exams from a very early age. Young children need play to develop their cognitive and motor skills and won't respond to excessive teaching at an early age. Even if your child is amenable to tuition, at around the age of 5 or 6, the teaching should still be play-based, and if you do get a tutor, ensure that they are an Early Years Primary specialist.

3) Hire a tutor to provide specialist support for School Entrance Exams

When applying to selective schools, it is often not enough, even if your child is top of their class at school. Entrance Exams often require children to have developed techniques to succeed, such as Verbal Reasoning, Difficult English comprehension and more challenging Maths. Choosing a specialist tutor will help your child understand the various exam techniques and timings of the exams, which can dramatically improve your child's score, potentially being the difference between missing out on a place or getting through to a school interview.

Read more about 11+ Grammar School Entrance Exams here.

Read more about Independent School Entrance Exams here.

4) Do not hire a tutor if your child is overburdened with work and extra-curricular activities

The pressure to get your child into a good school or university can seem overwhelming, but it is vital not to overburden children. Numerous studies have shown how crucial play and free time are to your child's development. It can be the case that the best way to help your child is by asking them to do less rather than more. Poor grades or bad behaviour can be signs of tiredness rather than a lack of ability or understanding. So, if you are considering tutoring, you should ask yourself whether your child could spend more time relaxing and having fun.

You should also offer significant to your children for good work at school. You can motivate your child and improve their behaviour by using positive incentives. Adverse incentives can create the opposite response.

4) Hire a tutor to make your child's education personal

Tutoring is a personal relationship that differs from a teacher sitting in a classroom of 30 children with pupils and telling them what to put down on paper.

A high-quality, qualified tutor will provide a routine, discipline, time management and a positive attitude for your child. Your tutor should be an excellent role model for your child, as well as their teacher.

One benefit of tutoring is that it allows parents to skip out on tensions over schoolwork. Employing a tutor will ensure that your child completes their homework on time. There may well be some initial objections to the tutor coming over, but it's unlikely that your child will display the same level of opposition to their tutor as they would to you.

So think before you choose a tutor ...

Tutoring can be an excellent resource, providing encouragement and reassurance to pupils feeling overwhelmed by their schoolwork and needing a boost in confidence, but that doesn't mean every child needs a tutor.

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