Private Tutoring Agency calls for Industry Regulation

With over 500 private tuition agencies now operating throughout the UK, some with over 10,000 private tutors on their book, London based private tutoring agency, Tutor House (www.tutorhouse.co.uk) has called for a governing body to mediate and regulate the private tuition industry.

In 2009, The Guardian reported that 45% of UK pupils based in London have had a private tutor; and since then that figure has increased substantially.

A staggering 72% of all children preparing for Common Entrance have had a private tutors according to the IOE, with 25% of all 11 – 18 year olds having had private tuition at some point, mainly in Mathematics, reports TES.

Managing Director of Tutor House, Alex Dyer said, ‘With the rise of University tuition fees a few years ago, and the surge in fierce competition and pressure to get into good schools – the demand for private tuition in the UK has increased yearly.

‘With such a sharp increase in demand for educational support, many agencies and freelance private tutors have been able to charge above an ethical price for private tuition’.

 

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