This article looks at the rise in popularity in one-to-one tuition and explores the reasons why. It focuses on research into this part of the education sector and the benefits to a pupil of using private tutors. The themes explored include both tangible and psychological benefits.
What is one-to-one tuition?
One-to-one is the process of pairing a qualified education practitioner with a person requiring educational tuition. This can be at any level from school tutoring for specific subjects such as Maths, or specific exams such as GCSEs, to corporate tutoring to learn a language or specific IT programme. It is usually one-to-one instruction which takes place at home, in the school, in the office or at a mutually agreed location.
What difference does one-to-one tuition make?
There has been lots of research into the effectiveness of education and how different methods of teaching leverage different results e.g. class sizes, curriculums etc. One-to-one tuition is much more effective than traditional schooling methods which is proven by Fleet Tutors (FT), a tuition service provider with results proving that 89 per cent of the pupils who use their service improve their academic grades. Other benefits derived from this type of education which include:
- Academic improvement
- Psychological benefits such as increase in confidence and therefore self-esteem
- Pupils' perception of school improves
- Attendance and completion of school improves
- Provides positive role models to pupils
- Improved ability of pupil to make and maintain friendships
- Eradicates social barriers
The process of individual tuition yields more positive results because tutors can tailor their teaching style to the individuals bespoke learning needs. It also provides a 'safe' environment where students can progress at their own speed, rather than the speed imposed by the school or their peers.
There is also a huge benefit from the environment which allows individual encouragement, praise and feedback which of course improves motivation and therefore results.
Why Use FT?
There is only one choice for one-to-one tuition and that is FT. This is because they are a reputable company with proven results as up to 89 per cent of their students improve their grades. They work for the client, rather than the tutor and are very selective with their supply of staff by making sure that they are all fully CRB checked and conduct a thorough screening process.
FT provide a full and complex education service because they supply tutors who specialise at the exact level of education required whether its GCSE level or corporate level. They create a bespoke offering by ensuring that the tutor/pupil pairing is suitable on all levels including personal attributes etc.
Private tuition is not a new concept but it is growing in popularity thanks to the increasing body of evidence to support its benefits. These include tangible educational results as well as psychological benefits such as improved confidence, self-esteem and attitude towards education and schooling in general. Reputable tuition companies like FT offer a wide range of education services and are specific about who they employ and how they pair pupils and tutors.
AUTHOR BIO :
David Patrick writes regularly on education for a range of websites and blogs. He focuses specifically on the evolution of the education sector including tuition providers like Fleet Tutors and improvements in practise.
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