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What Are The Benefits Of Private English Tuition?

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

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Every parent wants the best for their child when it comes to their education and, in recent years, private tuition has become increasingly popular. From improved academic results to increased self-confidence, one-to-one tuition can really benefit your child’s success in school and their future.

English is an important subject so it is crucial to provide children with the right support and guidance to help them to achieve their full potential. With the correct guidance, your child will have the opportunity to develop their English skills and help them to excel both academically and socially.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of private English tuition:

1) Personalised Support

Private English tuition allows children to receive individual attention, which is not possible in a classroom setting. A tutor can identify the child's specific needs and abilities, target areas that need improvement and tailor lessons to their interests. Progress can be more closely monitored than in a classroom setting and personalised feedback will enable the child and their parents to identify areas of weakness and work on improving them.

2) Customised Curriculum

By designing a curriculum that caters to the child's specific needs and learning style, children will follow a curriculum that suits their individual needs. This means that they will be able to work on topics and texts they studied previously but didn't fully understand and work on current learning goals. Furthermore, if they are academically and feel bored and unmotivated by the work they are currently doing with their class, a tutor can challenge them by moving onto more complex topics and giving them a head start on their peers.

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3) Better Understanding

A lack of understanding of the basic concepts in English may cause children to struggle with the subject but a private English tutor can help to bridge this gap. They will break down more complex topics into manageable learning areas, provide an in-depth explanation and examples of the concepts and make it easier for the child to grasp the subject.

Therefore, children will be well-prepared when it comes to tackling their school work and exams and will be more likely to approach future challenges with confidence.

4) Increased Confidence

Children who struggle with English may feel embarrassed or frustrated in a classroom setting, but private tuition can provide a safe and supportive environment for them to ask questions and practise their skills. Personalised instruction from an experienced tutor who understands their needs and learning style will help them to close gaps in their subject knowledge and improve their skills. This increased self confidence will encourage them to continue to make progress which will help them to stay positive when they encounter challenging learning tasks in the future.

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5) Better Academic Results

Private English tuition has been shown to improve academic results, as the child receives more focused attention and an individualised approach to learning which can help them to achieve better results in homework, assessments and exams.

With the help of a private tutor, students can understand difficult concepts, learn the skills they need to improve, become more motivated and achieve academic success. Tuition is particularly beneficial for children struggling with certain areas of English language, such as reading and writing, as 1:1 support helps them to learn more effectively than they would in traditional classrooms.

6) Improved Communication Skills

By having consistent 1:1 contact with a professional English tutor, your child will gain confidence in expressing themselves both verbally and in writing and develop a more effective communication style.

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7) Undivided Attention

Tutoring sessions are private so there is no competition or distraction from other students or siblings and a child will not be embarrassed to ask questions or ask for more help if they don't understand a topic.

8) Pace of Lesson

Private tutoring gives your child the opportunity to learn at their own pace without having to feel rushed or overwhelmed by any particular areas of study. They also have more free time for practice, allowing them to focus on mastering key skills and concepts without feeling any pressure from classmates or teachers.

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9) Improved Concentration

By working with an experienced tutor, your child can increase their focus on the task at hand and develop time management skills that will help them maintain productivity throughout both their lessons and in every aspect of their lives.

10) Flexible Learning Schedule

Private English tuition can be face to face or online, during the school day or after school and the timing, location and frequency of the lessons can be adjusted to suit the child's schedule. This is particularly beneficial for busy parents and students who may have other commitments and extra curricular activities.

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11) Relaxed Learning Environment

A student's home is usually a quieter and more comfortable learning environment than a classroom and your child will feel secure and able to learn at their own pace without being overwhelmed by classroom expectations. This is particularly important for children with anxiety or additional needs.

12) Career Advancement

A strong command of English is important for career advancement in today's global economy. Providing children with private English tuition can help them to develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career path.

13) Study Habits

In addition to parents and teachers, an effective private tutor can be a role model and have a positive influence on a child's life. They can recommend books the child might enjoy, suggest learning and revision resources and help to instil good study habits, such as time management and goal setting, which will enable them to excel in all areas of their academic and personal life.

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14) Increased Interest in English

A good English tutor can help to increase a child's engagement with the subject by making lessons fun and engaging and using resources based on the child's interests, current events and real-world examples.

Discussing English language and literature often inspires students to explore new areas of the language and become more engaged with learning English as a whole. This can benefit children who have struggled to stay interested in English at school due to a lack of challenge or difficulty in understanding specific topics.

Overall, it's clear to see that private English tuition can have many benefits and can be invaluable in helping children to develop a strong foundation in language which will stand them in good stead for years to come. From individual attention and a customised curriculum to improved confidence and better grades, private English tuition can provide children with the tools they need to achieve their full potential.

About the Author

I’m a private tutor, a former qualified and experienced secondary school English Teacher and the founder of English Home Studies. In addition to offering 1:1 tuition sessions for students from 9 - 16 years old (Year 5 - Year 11), I create digital and printable revision guides and activity packs.

I often post advice and links to free and affordable English resources on the English Home Studies Facebook and Instagram pages but, if you have a child in KS3 or KS4, you might like to join one of my Facebook groups:

If you would like to find out more about my qualifications and experience, read some of the lovely reviews I've received from previous clients or have any questions, please have a look around my website or send me a message. Many thanks.


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