Private Tuition is the way forward according to ‘Parenting Perfection’

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Parenting perfection a leading advice site for Parents, have gone against widely accepted practise and claimed that private tuition has shown one-to-one methods will and do get better results in educating children.

Parenting have published an article ( claiming that the benefits of private tuition outweigh the negatives and that one-to-one tuition should be used as a regular part of standard education.

“All the data gathered clearly indicates that those children who receive private and one-to-one tuition either as an addition or substitute for classroom education, are more likely to achieve better grades and have a greater chance of succeeding in higher education and/or practical employment.”


Parenting Perfection cite findings published by The Belfast Telegraph regarding a pilot scheme being run that has employed 230 graduates to operate as ‘Private Tutors’ within state run schools providing pupils with regular one-to-one coaching sessions. The aim is to increase both the numeracy and literacy levels of children in both primary and secondary education.

Critics of the article cited that it fails to take into account the high cost of private tuition and that one-to-one lessons are simply unaffordable for many families. According to Parenting Perfection itself and a leading private tuition company that isn’t the case.

“What if average families could get access to top tutoring resources sometimes reserved only for wealthier families?”

John Hooi, Founder of Tutor Doctor (

The aims of private tuition groups such as these appear in sync with the UK government’s plans to introduce one-to-one tuition as part of the state education system. Statistics show that both literacy and numeracy levels have dropped in the past decade but that pupils who receive private tuition on average gain at least a half grade higher in Maths and English at GCSE.

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Edward Bennett