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cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 20:40:09

One to one tuition from a primary school teacher over the summer holidays

How much would you pay per hour?

LadySybildeChocolate Tue 10-Jul-12 20:41:13

Why would you like to know?

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lovebunny Tue 10-Jul-12 20:41:57

per hour, not less than thirty pounds. charge in half-hours.

BellaVita Tue 10-Jul-12 20:42:04

Why is this in AIBU?

cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 20:42:35

I may be offering my services. Someone I know has expressed an interest in phonics tutoring

Sparklingbrook Tue 10-Jul-12 20:43:25

I paid DS1's tutor £20 an hour. Money well spent IMO.

cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 20:43:29

Thanks love bunny , have you experience of doing this yourself?

cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 20:44:17

Am I being reasonable/unreasonable with price

ilovesooty Tue 10-Jul-12 20:45:37

It depends which area of the country you're in, and whether it's at their house or yours.

I can't imagine why most parents with primary school aged children would want them tutored in the summer holidays though.

lovebunny Tue 10-Jul-12 20:50:27

no, i just paid for a lot of out-of-school lessons (hobbies) in my time.
you're not being unreasonable with the price - you could go higher if you're in a smart, high-income area, or are offering something specialised.
i think primary aged children and their parents actively seek tutoring - english, maths and prep for entrance exams.

cahu Tue 10-Jul-12 20:50:40

I live in the North East and pay £24 for an hour. Just on a week night though, I give her a break in the holidays! wink

cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 21:05:38

Thank you

WorraLiberty Tue 10-Jul-12 21:10:09

A mother at my DS's school told me a couple of months ago that she was going to pay £25 per hour to have her child tutored (year 4) because she felt he was falling behind.

I told her to have a word with the Head as he would be mortified if he knew she was going to pay out to do what his staff are paid to do for the child for free.

She had a word and I was right...he was and made arrangements for her child to have extra tutoring in school.

I really don't know why any parent would pay out for this sort of thing if they don't have to.

cheekypickle Tue 10-Jul-12 21:10:55

It's just a bit extra in the summer holidays

Whoneedssleepanyway Tue 10-Jul-12 21:12:09

Not all schools would have the resource to do that Worra.

Sparklingbrook Tue 10-Jul-12 21:13:52

DS1 had half an hour tuiton every Saturday in Maths when he was in Year 3. It made a huge difference.

WorraLiberty Tue 10-Jul-12 21:14:08

Whoneeds, it's not about's about staff making sure the children aren't falling behind.

If a child wants to learn, they should be able to do so for free...that's certainly how the Head looked at it anyway.

Sargesaweyes Tue 10-Jul-12 21:14:13

If you are a fully qualified teacher then anything between £20 and £35 depending on the area. When I lived in Kent I charged £30 for Kent test tuition. I charge £25 for similar now in NWest. For phonics and tuition of younger children I would charge £20 as not much planning involved as all resources are already there.

Whoneedssleepanyway Tue 10-Jul-12 21:21:10

It is about resource, there is 1 teacher to 30 kids if you have a higher proportion of kids struggling they cant all be given extra attention in an ideal world yes but there are only so many hours in the day...

kim147 Tue 10-Jul-12 21:22:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sargesaweyes Tue 10-Jul-12 21:23:11

Many of the children that I tutor have confidence issues which is often the reason that I am hired. I agree though Worra, it should be down to the school. I would be mortified if children that I taught were receiving tuition! For this reason I make sure that I provide the best possible private tuition and always review with the parent after 6 weeks so that they don't feel like i'm stringing them along.

Sparklingbrook Tue 10-Jul-12 21:25:52

Well I know of a teacher who, when the children moved up to Secondary started to Tutor her own ex pupils. confused

WorraLiberty Tue 10-Jul-12 21:26:09

Whoneeds, the teacher simply spent an hour alone with the child, split into two half hour sessions.

She did exactly what a lot of tutors charge a lot of money for. It was no big deal to her to set him some extra work and go through it with him.

As the Head said, it's his teacher's job to get the best out of kids who want to learn.

Of course it wouldn't work if he didn't want to learn and catch up, but then nor would paying for it.

BellaVita Tue 10-Jul-12 21:27:18

I pay £20 per hour per week for DS2 (yr7) to be tutored in English (we go to her) and for DS1 (yr10) I pay £10 per hour per week to have him tutored in Maths (Uni student - we travel to her) she has now graduated though but hopefully one of her friends who is taking over her flat and will be doing her maths master degree will take him on - not sure if this will be the same price.

However, both have been worth it IMO and I would have happily paid up to £30 per hour.

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