In a recent survey we commissioned, we found that over a quarter of all families are now using private tuition to support their child’s education. However it’s an expensive addition to parenthood, with mums and dads seeing themselves forking out around £2,750 per child every year. Looking at the number of children in education, the UK is spending a staggering £6bn on private tutors.

Parents Spend £6bn on Private Tuition
Private Tuition is expensive – look for the alternatives
When asked why they use private tuition, nearly 1 in 3 parents said it’s because their child isn’t getting the support he/she needs at school. This compares to 1 in 2 parents who aren’t using private tuition saying it’s “because it’s too expensive”. If you can’t afford to pay for private tuition, but you see the need to support your child outside of school, what are your options? Well, it’s not just private tuition.
EdPlace offers you a revolutionary way to get involved yourself. Now you can tutor your kids yourself, using interactive worksheets generated by qualified teachers, and all automatically marked – avoiding the growing costs of hiring a private tutor. We provide the extra detail you need, using interactive resources across the Curriculum in English, Maths & Science. These resources are automatically marked and tracked. Based on your child’s scores, we automatically suggest resources that best suit their needs and shows you how they’re performing over time and against their peer group. DIY tuition with a tool like is easy, fun and saves parents’ time and money. It gives parents’ the confidence to teach their child and help them get ahead. It does all of this at a fraction of the cost of a private tutor.
Mike Marchant (former Head of Education at the Mercer’s Company) says:
‘As an experienced school head I know that children respond best where varied techniques are used to support their learning. A resource such as EdPlace is a really useful addition to the studying they do in and out of school and gives students and parents easy and affordable access to extra help in core subjects’.
As a parent, if you choose to use a private tutor or not, you should know that there are alternatives out there that can give you the confidence to get involved, and save you money at the same time.
You just need to know where to look.