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The top 10 benefits of private tuition

By Atom | Jun 9, 2023, 10:09 AM

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Many parents are looking for private tuition to help fill in gaps in their child’s learning, build their confidence, and prepare them for exams. With the demand for tutoring in the UK on the rise, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Here are 10 reasons why private tuition may benefit your child.

What are the top 10 benefits of private tuition?

1. Tailored learning based on your child’s needs

With class sizes growing, teachers can’t always cater to every student’s learning needs. However, a 1 to 1 tutor can assess exactly which areas your child is struggling with and target these areas. They can also identify areas where your child has potential, and challenge them further than they would be challenged in the classroom.

2. Personalised lessons

All children have a unique way of learning. Maybe your child is a visual learner. Perhaps they prefer reading and writing. Your tutor can create lessons that are tailored to your child’s learning preferences. This will help them to stay engaged with topics, and develop a love of learning.

3. Mentorship

Private tutors are more than just teachers, they are mentors. Because they meet with your child regularly on a 1-1 basis, they will develop a unique relationship with your child. They will act as a role model for your child, providing the support and encouragement that your child needs to develop into the best version of themselves.

4. Motivation

Meeting with a tutor regularly gives your child someone to be accountable to for their learning. They will be more likely to complete their homework and review challenging material if they know they’ll have to go over it in a session with their tutor.

5. Improved confidence

A private tutor can help your child to overcome any obstacles they may be facing in their learning and when a child masters a topic, their confidence grows. A tutor will also provide lots of positive reinforcement to make your child feel like they can achieve anything they put their mind to.

6. Saves parents time and effort

How many hours have you spent helping your child with a homework assignment on a topic you haven’t thought about in years? A private tutor can help alleviate this added stress by helping your child with their homework and assignments, giving you your time and energy back.

7. Provide an expert opinion

Private tutors are experts in their topic or field. If your child is preparing for 11+ exams or the pre-test, your tutor can provide your child with the expert knowledge and specific test-taking skills they need to pass their exam.

8. Flexible and convenient

With so many tutors available, arranging private tuition is easier than ever. You can request lessons online or in person based on your needs, and your tutor will work around your schedule to make learning convenient for you and your child.

9. Improved performance in school

Studies show that after just 10 hours of private tuition, 72% of students improve by at least 2 grades. This means that private tuition could have a significant impact on your child’s attainment in school and in their exams.

10. Better time management

Children’s schedules are busier than ever with homework, exam preparation and after school activities. Private tutors can help provide structure to your child’s learning journey and teach them to manage their time and responsibilities effectively.

What are the advantages of private tuition?

Tutors are more than just teachers – they are mentors and role models for your child. They can help your child overcome any learning obstacles and challenge them in their strengths to help them reach their full potential.

Tuition can improve your child’s performance in school and in exams, which will have a positive effect on your child both academically and emotionally, because when they feel confident in their classes, school becomes an exciting and welcoming place to be.

What are the disadvantages of private tuition?

Private tutors can be costly - tuition fees range from £20 to £90 depending on the tutor’s experience and level of education. This means you’ll need to decide on your budget, your tuition needs and your expectations before choosing a tutor.

Finding the perfect tutor for your child can also be a challenge. With so many tutors out there, it can be difficult to decide which tutor is right for you. You may want to consider asking a potential tutor for a free trial lesson to make sure they are exactly what you are looking for. You can read our complete guide on finding the right tutor for your child, here.

Find the perfect tutor with Atom Tuition

At Atom Tuition, we have a hassle-free service to help you find a tutor. Our team of dedicated client managers will talk to you about your child and their needs, matching you with the perfect tutor to help your child achieve their full potential and boost confidence for their education and beyond.

One-to-one private tuition with Atom is available for Key Stage 2 core subjects (English, maths and science) and preparation for selective secondary schools. You’ll get:

  • A uniquely personalised and data-driven tutoring service

  • A carefully-selected tutor who has undergone enhanced DBS checks and has a proven track record for success

  • Weekly reporting and termly assessments, with 24/7 access to your child’s progress data

  • Discounted access to our award-winning online platform Atom Nucleus for continuous learning between sessions

  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed; if you feel that your introductory lesson isn’t a positive experience, we’ll give you a free replacement with another tutor or a full refund

Find out more about Atom Tuition

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