IS YOUR SCHOOL-AGED CHILD GETTING ENOUGH OUT OF THEIR 9AM-3PM OR IS IT TIME TO CALL IN A TUTOR IN 2017?
Private tuition is something many parents consider, but it can be a costly add-on to the educational experience. Regardless of cost, there is high demand for tutors around the globe, as parents want to give their kids everything they can to help them succeed. Tutors can help break in their academic ability and teach kids skills to enhance their studies. An interesting statistic has emerged in recent years around tuition. When once tuition was regarded as a necessity for high school students, they are no longer the biggest consumers of private tutoring. Young children, some as young as four, now occupy the biggest marketshare of one-on-one private tuition. Progressive Home Tutors’ Gary Sudran has been working in private tuition for 26 years. He says that back when he started, 60 per cent of his clients were high school students and 40 per cent were in primary school but that stat has “There’s been a massive increase in the number of children between the ages of 4 and 10 coming to us for weekly tutoring in the past decade,” Gary says. “It’s a combination of anxious parents, homework wars and the speed with which the school curriculum is now being taught in schools which is faster than ever. “Early childhood teachers are also more likely to highlight to parents their child’s learning tuition so their child doesn’t get left behind in the classroom.” Gary says it’s not just children who are struggling private tuition, it’s also children who excel and require outside tutoring to help them get further ahead to reduce the risk of boredom. “Some parents are even opting to have their child tutored to improve their chances of getting into says. The growing demand for one-on-one academic tutoring companies opening their doors in Industry Analysts predicts the global private A Brisbane mother of two teenage girls, Fiona her daughters and believes it’s the relationship the learning the most. “The most important thing is the tutor,” Fiona says. “If the kids connect with the tutor it’ll be their best subject. A tutor can make them look at While general tuition is not for everyone, it can still provide value for kids who need it. Specialised tuition, such as music tutoring is more vital when students are looking to learn an instrument. Charlotte Ashcroft from Ashcroft Music Centre for kids in specialist subjects. crucial in specialised areas such as instrumental music,” says Charlotte. “Private tuition allows for teachers to tailor their lessons individually for each students’ needs and learning styles.” tutor each other. Peer tutoring is one of the best study techniques for students at any level and it’s completely free.