Nicola Woolcock covers the Sutton Trust’s private tuition polling for the Times.
“State school teachers are charging their pupils for private tuition outside classroom hours in an attempt to improve exam results.
A study exposes the scale of tutoring, with more than one in four secondary-aged children receiving extra help, up from less than one in five in 2005. Tutors charge about £25 an hour but rates are said to be as high as £40 in some areas.
One in four secondary and one in seven primary teachers have given private lessons while holding down a day job, equivalent to about 80,000 teachers in England, according to the Sutton Trust, the educational charity.”