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    Cost of private tutoring??

    Can someone please tell me how much I would expect to pay for a private tutor for a 9 year old???

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    I have a maths tutor for my son and even though most were charging £20 an hour - I got her down to £15 for 1.5 hours. He is 11 and she has been just fantastic. Definitely worth any extra cash you have as my son is finding maths so much easier now thanks to her - I just found it hard to explain things whereas she does it perfectly

    Original Poster

    So how many hours a week do you have it for....... would just one hour a week be sufficient???

    poolielad;8536729

    So how many hours a week do you have it for....... would just one hour a … So how many hours a week do you have it for....... would just one hour a week be sufficient???



    what subject is it for btw?

    We orginally went for 2 hours but cut it to the 1.5 as they have already been in school 6 hours and thought it was just a wee bit too long. He thinks she is great. Make sure you PROPERLY vet whoever you chose - get copy of their disclosure - get references, check out the references.

    I placed ads in Gumtree and the local university. We got a primary school teacher who is saving up to emigrate next year and will really miss her!

    Original Poster

    Just basic, maths,english etc.......... He is only 9.

    Was that 2 hours aweek or day??

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    whatsThePoint;8536752

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    Sorry, this is a seriuos thread...if you have not got nothing possitive to add, would you kindly go away.....

    poolielad;8536753

    Just basic, maths,english etc.......... He is only 9.Was that 2 hours … Just basic, maths,english etc.......... He is only 9.Was that 2 hours aweek or day??



    a week lol - If I thought he needed an extra 2 hours a day I reckon it would be more than a private tutor he would need.

    He gets a lot though from that time as its obviously one to one and he doesnt get the chance to get up to any nonsense which am sure most kids do in class!

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    bossyboots;8536770

    a week lol - If I thought he needed an extra 2 hours a day I reckon it … a week lol - If I thought he needed an extra 2 hours a day I reckon it would be more than a private tutor he would need.He gets a lot though from that time as its obviously one to one and he doesnt get the chance to get up to any nonsense which am sure most kids do in class!



    Thank you for your help..... will be looking into this...

    poolielad;8536777

    Thank you for your help..... will be looking into this...



    Kids go into a trance like state in the classroom when they are bored - and maths isnt something that entertains them! But when we have this tutor in they use the kitchen and am in the living room............well for that 1.5 hours its just constant and I hear him rattling off answers and her really helping him. He isnt embarrassed about trying to guess answers as no other kids about - you know what I mean, as they hate to guess sometimes in case their friends laugh - it makes a huge difference when its one to one tuition.

    Good luck - and good on you for wantin to help your wee one as its such a big worry and I understand totally.

    My mum is paying for my 10 year old brother to have extra maths. She pays £25 a week for a 1.5 hour lesson but there is four in the class, i think she is paying well over the odds after reading this! But she says it really is helping him

    Original Poster

    I would certainly prefare one on one tutoring......

    my nephews and nieces go for a couple of sessions per week - mainly to prepare for 11+ / grammer school enterance exams - costs about £13 per hour but there are about 6-8 kids per session. They do just mainly exam papers

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    leilahfun;8537615

    My mum is paying for my 10 year old brother to have extra maths. She pays … My mum is paying for my 10 year old brother to have extra maths. She pays £25 a week for a 1.5 hour lesson but there is four in the class, i think she is paying well over the odds after reading this! But she says it really is helping him



    So the tutor is earning £100 for 1.5hrs?? Not bad money...

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    master_chief;8538196

    So the tutor is earning £100 for 1.5hrs?? Not bad money...



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