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Geoff Ashton

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Just like anything else in life there are two sides of a coin. Hiring a private primary tutor can be both beneficial and in some cases, less than ideal for your child. Instead of your child improving and having better grades, your child could become overworked and exhausted. The following are some of the pros and cons of hiring a private primary tutor:


  • Your child is able to get one-to-one private sessions with their tutor unlike with a class teacher who has many students in a class and not enough time to give individual attention to all. Having a good relationship with the tutor will help your child to retain information and improve on grades.
  • You are able to choose the right private primary tutor who is qualified, has the right amount of age-appropriate skills and experience, and can adapt to your child's learning style which will help in meeting the needs of your child. By checking on the progress reports of your child, you get to know if they are getting the help they need and making measurable progress.
  • The tutoring sessions take place in the comfort of your home. This means you do not have to drop off and pick up your child whenever the tuition lessons are scheduled. This makes it very convenient.
  • Having a private primary tutor can help your child broaden their educational experience by tapping into their passions.
  • Hiring a private primary tutor early in your child's life can quickly accelerate their learning pace, putting them in a commanding position in what is, after all, a competitive environment in school and subsequently in their working life.
  • The experience of working with a private primary tutor can teach your child the advantages of seeking out learning, rather than waiting for it to come to them. They can develop a sense of 'self-help' which will set them up for a life of self-improvement and success.


  • 'Pushing' children too much from an early age, if not carefully controlled, can cause stress, which in turn can force them to build a brick wall to all learning. This very much depends on the child's personaility and on their parent's understanding of this. Most parents recognise this, but some need a little reminder every so often!
  • Looking for the best private primary tutor for your child can be both time-consuming and tiring. Think of trying to choose a meal in a restaurant with dozens of options! The term 'analysis paralysis' aptly describes this phenomenon. This situation is what Ash Tutors aim to alleviate.
  • The costs of hiring a good private primary tutor for your child can be an issue for many parents. Parents need to be aware of this and ensure they have the funds available for a consistent number of lessons. Studies show that to be effective, at least 12 hours of lessons are needed (i.e. a half term). We always tell parents that if they can't afford so many, then wait and save up! A small number of lessons is money wasted if it doesn't yield results.
  • You might be overburdening your child with tuition thinking that it is the solution to his/her bad grades in school. By chatting to your child's teacher, parents might discover another cause.

Of course, these aren't exhaustive lists! They are just food for thought, and all part of the conversation you need to have if you're considering hiring a private primary tutor for your child.

(For advice on how to find the very BEST private tutor for your child - read this post:

How To Find The Best Private Tutor Today!)

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