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What A Maths Tutor Charges Per Hour

From Imogen, published on 24/05/2017 We Love Prof - UK > Academia > Maths > How Much Does Maths Tuition Cost?

Private tuition costs money.

Not all students have the same opportunities when it comes to accessing maths aids to overcome their difficulties in school. It usually comes down to their parents’ financial situation and whether they have the means to get them the extra bit of help they need.

For many families, price is usually the deciding factor in most situations.

Not all forms of tutoring have to break the bank – there are resources available for all budgets. So let’s have a look at the different options to learn maths.

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How Much do Tutoring Companies Charge?

Each tutoring organisation has their own rates. For a tutoring business, taxation and running costs usually result in a high cost for one hour of tuition.

To uphold their reputability, these organisations usually require their tutors to hold a degree or a minimum A grade in an A level in the subject they teach. This means they can guarantee a certain level of qualification and an agreed methodology so that students get the most out of their sessions.

However, after commission and tax deductions, maths tutors aren’t left with a very large proportion of what you pay.

Whether you agree with this or not is up to you.

How Much Will an Undergrad Working ‘Off the Books’ Cost?

Recruiting an A level maths or undergraduate student is becoming all the more common for those who want to study maths. These home tutors are usually looking for tutoring jobs for an extra bit of pocket money and are happy to help younger learners through their schooling.

Find an older student who can their their knowledge with you Getting help from other students can be advantageous ¦ source: Pixabay

But what do they charge for maths lessons?

  • £10 per hour for GCSE maths
  • £15 per hour for AS level and A level
  • £20 per hour for a GCSE small group session
  • £30 per hour for an AS or A level small group session

As with professional tutors, rates are adjusted according to the level of study.

Having a one to one maths tutor who is also in the education system can be beneficial to students since their tutor is familiar with the relevant study skills and feels comfortable helping their tutee to understand what the maths national curriculum requires of them.

It’s ultimately up to parents and pupils to decide whether this kind of home tutoring, where tutors do not necessarily hold a maths degree, suits them.

How Much Does Maths Tutoring Cost Through SuperProf?

Superprof offers home maths help and online tutoring services from the best tutors who set their own rates according to their own qualifications and level of experience.

At Superprof, we don’t recommend working ‘off the books’ and provide a safe and secure way to find a tutor. In the UK Superprof is free to use. Search and message tutors for free and pay no commission to Superprof.

Superprof can help you find a home tutor or an online tutor – whatever suits you best. Filter by price or location, message tutors to discuss your needs before hand and hey presto – you have a tutor!

Tutoring in Schools

Schools often set up their own tutoring systems to help students who slip through the net or are starting to fall behind in class. When it comes to maths, this usually works by pairing maths A level students from the sixth form with maths GCSE pupils. This form of peer mentoring can help students gain the confidence they need to feel calm when it comes to speaking up in class and sitting exams.

It’s worth knowing that this type of help comes at no extra cost to parents, however, it is mainly focussed on those who are between grade boundaries (trying to achieve a grade C instead of a D, for example) or wanting to attempt the GCSE higher maths paper instead of foundation maths.

These supplemental sessions usually take place before or after school, or in form period.

Receiving help from another student who is also at their school can put the tutee at ease with the course content since the pressure of performing in front of a teacher is removed. This means they have a higher chance of academic success.

What are the Alternative Options for Extra Maths Help?

The list of solutions below is not exhaustive, but it will give you an insight into alternatives to one on one tutoring.

Academic Support Groups in Your Local Area

There are groups which exist for the purpose of providing free tutoring to children and adults who cannot afford to go down the private route. Such organisations can provide help with maths homework help or assist adults who are having difficulty in their day-to-day lives because of their level of education.

The objective of these associations is making sure no one gets left behind at school regardless of their situation.

Action Tutoring is an organisation made up of volunteer tutors who work in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, Liverpool and Brighton and Hove. Their aim is to give pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to succeed in their academic careers and go on to further education.

The Access Project is another one of these organisations and focusses particularly on helping low-income students fulfil their potential and get a place at top UK universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.

These associations tend to target students in need by operating in areas where a high proportion of students are eligible to receive free school meals.

According to the Action Tutoring website, only 38.7% of those achieving 5 GCSEs at A*- C grades are eligible for free school meals. This shows a correlation between socio-economic background and prospects.

Free Online Maths Resources

If your child wants to practice what they’ve been learning in their school maths lessons, there are plenty of maths websites where then can play fun maths games, do cool maths drills and download free maths worksheets.

Maths websites have cool games and free worksheet for maths students Find free interactive resources on the internet ¦ source: Pixabay

School teachers often set homework on My Maths – a website where children can do their homework, follow tutorials, and play my maths games. For those who don’t have a My Maths school login, websites such as BBC Bitesize maths are full of resources from KS1 maths all the way up to GCSE and Scottish higher maths.

BBC Skillswise maths also provides resources to help adults in maths and English. This website focuses on the practical applications of maths in everyday life, so you’ll find anything from calculations to geometry.

Maths Lessons on Youtube

Many certified teachers such as Mr Barton Maths are uploading their maths lessons to Youtube.

This is a popular resource for students who are working through maths past papers, since they are usually exam board specific, as the maths teacher shows their working – an invaluable resource for test preparation.

So if you want to work through Edexcel maths GCSE past papers, AQA maths A level past papers, or OCR maths past papers, you’ll find a video for your exact practice paper.

This method of A level maths revision and maths GCSE revision is useful for students as they can pause, rewind, and replay parts of the lesson at any point.

And, of course, it’s completely free! All you need is a Wifi connection.

And if you’re not preparing to sit an exam, there are plenty of videos teaching general maths. So if you want to refresh your mind in maths and feeling curious why not try a quick search?

Prices Vary Depending on Several Factors

What you pay for an hour of math tutoring can change depending on who you approach. For instance, a certified teacher with a math PhD will charge a lot more than a maths undergraduate.

Location also plays a part in academic tutoring costs. The average hourly rate of tutors in London is £22.50, compared to just £14.39 in Bradford.

And that’s just the start! The level of tutoring experience on someone’s CV will also influence how much they charge.

Decide what's important to you before you select a tutor Each tutor will take you along a different path, which will you choose? ¦ source: Pixabay

Difficulties in maths usually originate from a lack of confidence in the learner due to the nature of classroom teaching in maths for schools. If they miss something important or struggle to comprehend a certain concept, it can set them up to misunderstand what follows.

More often than not, the tutor has to undo these feeling of self-doubt and persuade the pupil to believe in their abilities by making them aware of their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

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