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fleshmarketclose Wed 26-Sep-18 21:09:56

Our appeal to SEND Tribunal has been adjourned so that the LA can cost the provision that they propose. They propose that Y11 dd is placed in a special school but because she is academically able and the school caters for children with MLD and SLD they will bring in tutors to teach dd 1 to 1 so that her academic needs will be met. They propose tutors for GCSE Maths ,English, Science, French and Art and dd would be tutored each day until lunchtime.
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what the cost of these tutors is likely to be please? How many tutors are likely to be needed as well? It's twenty hours per week if she is tutored until lunchtime each day.

catslife Thu 27-Sep-18 14:03:43

I think it's a bit different when the tutors are paid via the LEA to independent private tutors. My understanding from a friend who did this sort of work in the past is that the pay would be in-line with supply teacher rates which are approx £120 for a whole day (6 hours so £20 per hour). However it may be a bit more than that to allow for lesson preparation time and marking.

daisyrowley Thu 27-Sep-18 16:04:25

Hi fleshmarketclose !
Individuals generally charge according to their level of education and experience. Expect to pay $20 to $40 per hour for a high school student, and up to $85 per hour for a certified teacher with top-notch experience. A teacher trained and qualified to work with children with special needs will likely charge more.

Best Regards,
Daisy Rowley from DoMyWriting!

fleshmarketclose Fri 28-Sep-18 15:01:26

@catslife so quite possibly £500pw as I imagine the tutor who teaches Maths isn't likely to teach French as well. What a huge amount of money!

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MinaPaws Wed 17-Oct-18 12:01:03

Bear in mind that tutoring is intensive. Ratio of 1-1 doesn't need as many teaching hours as 1:30 pupils. Tutors can set work to be done outside tutor hours.

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SuperMoonIsKeepingMeUpToo Tue 04-Jun-19 13:17:29

I do similar tuition to this type of work. My service pays me at UPS1 nearly £40ph. So the weekly cost could well be £800.

SuperMoonIsKeepingMeUpToo Tue 04-Jun-19 13:21:31

The service I work for is run by a LEA. I wouldn't have thought that the provision made for your daughter would be given by unqualified teachers.

RRWilliams Wed 03-Jul-19 09:36:48

There is a great site with lots of free 11 plus past papers:

There are also a couple of interesting blogs on how to select the best tutor for your child:

... as well as international tuition:

and even how to become an 11 plus tutor:

Hope you find my recommmendations useful.

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Annaminna Thu 21-Nov-19 08:42:48

Maths GCSE teacher with SEN degree in Hampshire and Surrey area is £25 p/h

Alessiajasper Tue 26-Nov-19 12:11:20

For GCSE maths, I've found "EasyA" to be really helpful for my son. The app allows him to take photos of his maths question and get connected with Oxbridge tutors. It's fast and the tutors are all very helpful. It's also unlimited, meaning your child can ask as many questions they want. Much cheaper than having an in-person tutor come round every time he has a question. And I can't help!

They also have a free trial offer right now so I highly recommend you have a look. Son's maths has improved dramatically in just a few months.

Here is the link for iPhone:

And the link for Android:

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