Paying for extra tuition for your child, is it worth it?

With so many students missing out on valuable time at school, it should come as no surprise that many have fallen behind where they need to be. Although this is nothing to worry about as all students are in the same position, it does mean that by the time they come to leave school they may not have learnt what they needed to. It also means that if they have exams coming up they may not do as well as they normally would. As a parent you may want your child to do as well as possible and if you feel they have fallen behind or are struggling to catch up then you may consider paying for extra tuition for them. Sometimes the school may offer catch up classes that are either free or very low cost but if you want something a little more then you want to look at hiring a professional tutor.

Private tutors often charge between £30 and £60 per hour depending on their experience. They may be able to reduce their fees slightly if they are doing the lessons remotely but you need to access whether this is the best thing for your child. Often one on one tutoring is the best way to help your child catch up as they tutor can tailor the lessons to suit their way of learning rather than having to do it for a whole group.