Parents and Schools Embrace the Benefits of Private Tuition

The new academic term is upon us, and this is traditionally a time of year when parent and student minds begin to focus on academic ambitions for this year. Whether it is for GCSE or A level exams fast approaching in May, entrance exam preparation for new schools or general curriculum tuition for any subject, this is the time to reach out for extra support from Academic Tutors Surrey.

Private tuition is becoming increasingly popular as parents and students realise the benefits. Survey results from the Sutton Trust and the National Foundation for Educational Research reveal that 27% of 11-16-year olds in England and Wales had private tuition at some point in 2019, and the number is much higher in London and the South East. This is a huge increase on 18% when the survey first began in 2005.

This figure is likely to rise as many schools are now considering investing in private tutoring for pupils as they are aware of the huge benefits of one-to-one tuition when it comes to providing extra support and helping to improve achievements for all.

According to recent media reports, schools across England received more than £2bn in pupil premium funding in 2019 and some of the funds are being invested in private tuition for pupils. While the funding can be used to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils, it is up to individual schools to decide how to use their allocation.

Geoff Barton, Leader of the Association of School and College Leaders spoke out to BBC News and backed the use of pupil premium for private tuition, saying school leaders should make their own decisions about what makes the biggest difference.

He commented: “The evidence shows that one-to-one tuition can be an effective approach to boosting progress. However, it is expensive to provide this additional level of support in schools and buying in a service could be a cost-effective method of supporting students in this way,” said Mr Barton.

Boosting progress is at the heart of our ethos at Academic Tutors Surrey and we find great satisfaction in helping our students to achieve the best they possibly can. We recently received a 5-star review from Charlotte, a parent who has invested in maths tutoring for her son.

Charlotte said: “A great turnaround and tutor provided. Our son has now moved up two grades in maths. Thank you!”

We work with youngsters of all ages, providing support as required. Our tutors cover all academic subjects from Primary age through to A levels, and we currently have experienced, vetted and DBS checked tutors available to help with one-to-one tuition in your home.

If you would like to discuss your home tutoring requirements, please contact us on 01483 363052.

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