Global Online Tuition Market Opens Up To UK Tutors

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A survey report by The Tutor Pages has revealed for the first time that UK-based tutors are successfully capturing the international online tuition market.

A survey report by has revealed for the first time that UK-based tutors are successfully capturing the international online tuition market.

Online tuition has in the past been seen as a threat to UK tutors, with foreign tutors based in countries such as India able to undercut the fees charged by British tutors.

However, research by The Tutor Pages has shown that the overseas market has become a rich source of income for UK-based online tutors. In a survey of almost 400 tutors, a child living overseas but following the UK curriculum was one of the top three reasons why clients chose online tuition.

Among those tutors who taught face-to-face and online, exactly half charged the same fee for both, while around a quarter (23%) charged no less than 70-100% of their face-to-face fee. And for tutors working exclusively online, almost two thirds (63%) were charging the same as they used to charge face-to-face.

Tom Maher, President of The UK Tutors’ Association, said, “The Online Tuition Survey Report confirms that UK online tutors compete on the quality of the tuition they provide, and overseas families are often willing to pay a premium for this.”

Welcoming the report’s publication, he continued that it was “the first proper attempt to analyse the dynamics of the growing online tuition sector from a British perspective”.

One of the reasons for the growing trend in online tuition seems to be the emerging export market in preparing foreign children to study at British private schools. UK based tutors and companies currently provide online tuition to pupils across the world, helping them gain entry to the UK’s top public schools such as Eton and Harrow.

One expert in this area is Adam Muckle, who is currently tutoring pupils in Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, the Channel Islands and Seattle for entry into prep schools and Common Entrance at 13+. He said, “I think that technology has improved enough for parents abroad to have confidence that the quality of tuition online is not affected.

“The standard of education varies between countries and I sense parents like to have a British tutor to regularly assess whether their child is at the necessary standard before starting their education in Britain.”

Published this month, The Tutor Pages groundbreaking survey of online tuition in the UK covers a wide range of topics, including the affordability of online tuition, technology, potential benefits and challenges. For further information, download the free report at:

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