How Much is a Private Tutor? And Other Common Questions About Private Tuition


Whether you’re a student struggling to pass exams, a parent worrying about your child’s school work or if you’re just looking to get the best grades you possibly can, hiring a private tutor can make a considerable difference to your academic experience.

However, it is natural to have questions about hiring a private tutor - especially as they can be expensive! That’s why we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions and provided you with the answers that you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.

Why hire a private tutor?

Hiring a private tutor has many benefits, and can really transform a student’s entire academic experience at every stage of their education. Firstly, the one-to-one nature of private tuition allows for students to benefit from the undivided attention of a tutor, facilitating an in-depth understanding of topics that they may have struggled to get to grips with in a busy and distracting classroom environment. In addition, the personalised nature of private tuition also allows for tutors to craft bespoke learning programmes that target their student's precise learning requirements.

Moreover, your private tutor will operate on a schedule that works for both of you, meaning that your personal life won’t interrupt or be interrupted by tutoring sessions. This gives you the flexibility that you need in order to maximise results with minimal implications for your social life!

How can I make sure that my private tutor is right for me?

This can be a tough question for a lot of people considering private tuition. There is a wealth of information out there on the topic, which can be overwhelming and leave you scratching your head in confusion.

There are 5 key bits of information to consider to make sure you or your child get the optimum results from a private tutor:

1) Your chosen subject(s)

Is Maths leaving you in a complete muddle? Are essay questions causing you trouble? Have a think about what kind of tutor will benefit you the most.

2) Whether you want a local or online tutor

Would you prefer to meet a tutor face to face? Or would you rather have sessions online? At Tutor House we offer both - so it’s entirely up to you to decide!

3) The level of education that you are at

Are you studying for GCSEs or A-Levels? Or are you applying for university and need help with your personal statement? Tutor House has a tutor for every occasion.

4) Your personality and learning style

At Tutor House we have a wide range of tutors who offer a diverse range of teaching styles, so we’re guaranteed to be able to find someone to perfectly match your requirements.

5) Your budget

Private tutors can range in how much they charge per session, so it’s important to decide your budget beforehand.

Tutoring platforms respectively provide hundreds of tutors who specialise in a wide range of subjects with a variety of levels of qualifications which range from primary to PhD. So whether you’re based in North London looking for a face-to-face English Tutor at GCSE level, or you’re in South London and you need an online AS Level Maths Tutor, there is guaranteed to be a tutor out there who is perfect for you.  

Once you’ve found your ideal tutor, the next step usually consists of directly communicating with your tutor via Tutor House’s online platform. These initial discussions with a potential tutor are key to making sure that sessions will be beneficial to you and help you get the most out of your tuition. Furthermore, through communicating with your tutor in advance of a lesson, they can learn some important context about you and your current academic/personal situation and plan your sessions accordingly. After all, your sessions will be far more successful if they’re fun as well as informative!

How much do private tutors cost?

‘How much do private tutors cost?’ is one of the most commonly asked questions with regards to hiring a private tutor. The cost of private tutors can vary, with many setting their own hourly rate based upon their experience and their respective qualifications. Generally, the more experienced or qualified the tutor is, then the more expensive they’ll be - but that isn’t always the case.

The best way to find out how much private tutors cost is to look at tutoring platforms - that way you can see the price of tutors that fit your precise criteria. Whether you are looking for a private tutor in Maths, English, Physics or anything else - the great thing about using a tutoring agency is that you can tell them your preference with regards to pricing, and then they will find someone who fits that budget! Easy peasy.

Who can hire a private tutor?

The simple answer is, anyone! There’s a misconception that private tuition is just for children or students that are trying to pass exams. However, just because you’ve left the recognised ‘education process’, it doesn’t mean that you should stop learning. Adults no longer in education are increasingly seeking private tutors, and many have found them to be instrumental in improving their knowledge and skills in the workplace and their day to day lives.

Modern workplaces can be very demanding in terms of what your employer expects you to know and understand. From revising a few key skills to gaining the knowledge you need for that promotion, if you want to develop or refresh your knowledge booking a private tutor can help you to excel.

How do I find a private tutor?

In today’s age of technology, finding a qualified private tutor that is perfectly tailored to your needs has never been easier. That being said, it can sometimes feel like there is almost too much information out there, and as a result, you can be left feeling overwhelmed.

The simplest and quickest way to find a private tutor is to look online - this gives you the fastest results with the least amount of effort on your part. Simply search for private tutors that specialise in your chosen subject and then have a browse. At this point, it is also a good idea to specify whether you want face-to-face or online tutoring, as this will further refine your results to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

One of the best and most secure ways to find eligible and reliable private tutors is by using a tutoring platform. Offering a selection of tutors at different levels means we cater to all newcomers, whatever you may need. At Tutor House, we offer the very best private tutors who can provide unique private tuition that is crafted to perfectly suit you.

Hopefully, we’ve helped to answer any burning questions that you had about hiring a private tutor. If you're looking for a private tutor to help you reach your full potential, either visit our website and make a tutor search, get in touch with us at or give us a call on 0203 9500 320.

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Alex Dyer

Alex is the founder and director of Tutor House and has a degree in Psychology. He has worked in the educational industry for 14 years; teaching Psychology for 8 years at a school in London. He now runs Tutor House, after setting it up in 2012. Alex still tutors every week, he writes for the Huffington Post and has appeared on the BBC and ITV to discuss educational topics. Alex is an educational consultant and UCAS expert, he’s worked with hundreds of students over the years. He’s obsessed with squash, but is distinctly average.

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