IT’S ALL ABOUT QUALITY EDUCATION
According to a 2014 report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. the global market for Private Tutoring is forecast to reach US$196 billion by 2020.
In Australia, private tutoring has become one of the most widely adopted learning methodologies with the aim of enhancing a student’s overall academic performance.
In fact, according to a 2016 report by IBISWorld, Australia’s tutoring industry is now worth AU$6 billion a year as more students seek assistance in boosting grades and ultimately, career aspirations. Primarily attributed to the inability of the standard education system to address the unique needs of each student, demand for the private tutoring continues to grow, fostered by an increasingly competitive school environment.
Many Australian schools that offer Scholarships or Select Entry programs use an entrance exam, and in some cases, reports, NAPLAN results and teacher recommendations as part of their selection process. With entrance examinations becoming a critical factor for gaining admission into many top schools and competitiveness across the educational sector at an all-time high, students and their families are more willing than ever to invest money and time in tutoring in order to gain an edge.
With parents trying to give their children a vital edge in education – and entry into the nation’s top performing schools – we have seen a huge increase in the number of private tutors teaching students after hours and on weekends.