James Heale covers the Sutton Trust’s Private Tuition Polling in the Mail on Sunday.

“Many parents admit they have watched YouTube videos, with two-thirds of the 1,600 parents surveyed saying it helped them get to grips with what their children were supposed to be learning.

And more than a quarter said they would consider hiring a tutor for their child, though most said they would enlist extra help ‘only if they are really struggling’. Physics was voted the hardest subject, with 81 per cent of parents struggling, followed by maths (55 per cent) and chemistry (43 per cent). The easiest subjects were history, geography and religious education.

Last month, the Sutton Trust revealed that 27 per cent of secondary-school children have had private tuition, while nearly a quarter of teachers have taken on private tuition outside school in the past two years.”

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