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Is tutoring worth it? Calculating money, effort & success

June 15, 2021

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Thinking of getting a tutor for your child but not sure if it’s worth the time, money and effort? Tutoring can boost their confidence and inspire their learning, but it’s not for everyone.

So, is tutoring worth it for your family? This all depends on your child, their goals and how they learn best.

Read our latest blog to find out if tutoring makes sense for your family.

 

Statistics on tutoring effectiveness

English and maths tutoring can have a positive impact on academic skills.

A study from the Institute of Education, University of London, showed that private tuition had a positive impact on attainment, particularly in maths.

Another study in the Journal of Educational Psychology showed that small group tutoring sessions taken three times a week had a positive effect on reading outcomes. One of the benefits of tutoring is the small group sizes that allow tutors to give more attention to each student than school teachers are often able to.

At Explore Learning we have a proven record of enabling children of all abilities to excel academically.

However, it’s not just improvements to academic skills that can make tutoring worth it.

 

Most important things a tutor can do for a student

A good tutor or tutoring programme can also…

  • Provide reassurance of your child’s ability
  • Improve confidence and social skills
  • Help them catch up after time off school
  • Identify areas to improve on
  • Help prepare for an exam
  • Provide a positive role model
  • Inspire them to learn new things and find their spark
  • Give extra attention to SEND and gifted students

 

And for parents

It’s not just children who can benefit from a good tutor or tuition course. Hiring a tutor can help parents by…

  • Saving you time at home
  • Relieving you of homework help responsibilities!
  • Keeping family time as fun time
  • Reducing parent stress
  • Giving you peace of mind that your child is keeping up with school work

 

Does my child need a tutor?

When considering tutoring for your child, think about the following before you take the plunge…

 

What are your child’s learning goals?

Are they studying for an exam such as the 11 Plus? Do they want to get clued up on a specific skill like phonics or times tables? Or do they need a confidence boost as they step up to secondary school?

Whatever their goal – tutoring can be a great way to boost their confidence and help them get to grips with a tricky subject.

 

How does your child learn best?

Ask yourself, are my child’s individual needs being met? Young people all learn differently. Some children thrive in a large classroom, while others may prefer a home tutor for catch up sessions.

Finding the right environment is critical to learning success. Whether they prefer the buzz and camaraderie of an in-person group session or the quiet focus of an online tutoring session – our flexible tutoring memberships offer something for every learner.

 

Is getting a tutor worth…the money?

Weighing up family finances with your child’s learning needs can be tough. Tutoring is well worth the money if it is within a manageable budget, if it offers quality sessions that are mapped to the curriculum and if it helps your child to become a fearless learner.

While some private tutoring can seem expensive, there are lots of options out there to suit a variety of budgets.

Our online memberships start from £99 a month, offering weekly tutored sessions at great value. They also include personalised updates on your child’s progress and exclusive access to a variety of learning tools and resources that are tailored to your child’s individual needs.

We strive to make our services as accessible as possible to all young learners. Find out how to get financial support for tutoring here.

 

Is tutoring worth…the effort?

If finding the right tutor for your child seems like a lot of time and effort, then you might be looking in the wrong place!

Book a free online session in a few clicks to meet potential tutors and see them in action. This is an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs in-depth and for you to see what an Explore Learning session would look like for you.

Once you’re all set up, tutoring could save you a whole lot of time, effort and stress when it comes to keeping up with schoolwork at home. Your child will have access to everything they need for learning in one place and you will be able to easily track their progress online.

 

Is tutoring worth it….for exam preparation?

If you’re looking at grammar schools for your child, it’s likely you’ve considered 11 Plus tutoring.

Success in the 11 Plus, or any other exam for that matter, relies on confidence, structured revision and the right exam techniques. This is where tutoring can make all the difference.

Many parents will find it hard to help their child with 11 Plus techniques as they might not be used to the types of questions asked. In fact, when over 10,000 parents tackled the 11 Plus style questions in our online quiz, the average overall score was just 61%.

We have eighteen years of experience guiding students through their 11 Plus and understand what it takes to succeed.

 

Your child + expert tuition = fearless learners

While tutoring may not be the right choice for everyone, we believe we have the people and programmes to help all types of learners reach their potential.

Choose from weekly online one-to-one sessions or in-centre sessions from one of our 100+ tuition centres around the UK.

Book your free tuition trial session to get started.

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