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Why Private Tutors Can be the Best Long-Term Investment

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

The UK is suffering from a massive educational deficit. This March, the UK Children’s Commissioner estimated more than 840 million school days had been missed by Britain’s young learners in the past two academic years.

And, despite promised catch-up funding, many have questioned the government’s lacklustre funding package — promising just £50 per child, per year. It’s no wonder, then, that so many parents up and down the country are increasingly exploring alternative options for their children’s education.

Private tutoring has long had a reputation as an expensive option for the very privileged, but this is really a uniquely British attitude. In Singapore, Japan and Latin America, private classes are common and affordable. In Ireland, teenage students regularly attend cheap weekend schools called “grinds”.

British parents from London to Lisburn are gradually realising just how good an investment private tutoring can be, and the variety of affordable options available. But if you’re unsure whether to take the plunge, let us – a London tutoring agency with years of experience – try to convince you!

Read on for our guide to private tutoring’s numerous benefits.

Exam Results

First things first, private tutoring – whether online or in-person – gets results. Whether you’re sceptical of the British exam system or not, GCSEs and A-levels remain a fact of life — and your child’s final results will go on to affect the university they may attend and any training they undertake.

In a class of thirty or more, it can be tricky for even the best teacher to cover every angle. What’s more, in some schools, the teachers’ efforts can be focused on those at the very bottom and very top of the class, with those in the middle left to fend for themselves.

Even a short spell of private tutoring can be the difference between a middling grade and a brilliant one. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, your child can work hard on his or her specific needs with expert supervision — letting them push for a high mark and a bright future.


Looking to steer clear of the coronavirus? Already ferrying the kids every which way?

At Threshold Education, we pride ourselves on the quality of our online tutoring service. After more than a year of mixed learning, many students and parents have realised that online tutoring works are effective, convenient and cost-efficient.

Of course, we also offer one-to-one and group tuition in person. Unsure which to pick? You can always give us a call to discuss your options.

Love of Learning

Learning might be one of the best things in life, but sometimes schooling isn’t. Whether a class is too noisy, they find it difficult to stay cooped up indoors, or the pace of their lessons is too slow or too fast, the school can work against your child in small ways.

Over time, this effect can build up, producing unfortunate results. If you’re looking to reinvigorate your child’s love for learning, then, you might consider private tutoring. They can tailor your child’s programme to make sure they’re learning in the right way at the right pace — and enjoying themselves doing so!

Depth and Breadth

Has your child got a specific interest or aptitude in a particular subject?

At school, the incentive is to produce children who perform well in examinations. This can set them up well for the future, but often sacrifices deep inquiry into a subject for a whistle-stop tour of an exam-board syllabus!

If your child wants to study a particular subject at university, it can be good to encourage them to delve deep. That’s where we come in. By discussing your child’s needs and interests during the sign-up process, we may be able to match them with a subject-specific tutor who can balance both academic expediency and the joys of learner-led inquiry.

Want to find out more?

As always, all you have to do is get in touch with us. Why not fill out a simple enquiry form today?

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