Do you know for sure what private tuition is? We’ve recently created a new introduction to private tuition to explain just that. Following a simple definition of private tuition, the explanation goes on to look at its place in the modern world, and in particular, the UK.
One interesting aspect of private tuition in the UK is that it is both a feature of private and state education. This is not a contradiction in terms! Firstly, ‘private’ tuition in this context can simply mean ‘personal’ or ‘one-to-one’ tuition. Secondly, private sector providers are indeed sometimes used by state schools to provide one-to-one tuition. This kind of tuition is a common use of the so-called ‘pupil premium’ – additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.