|Tuition in a centre
|Tuition provided by an individual tutor
|Tuition provided by Think Tuition
|Is it personal to the student?
|Centres only offer a small range of subjects. As youngsters are taught in groups, they will only go at the pace of the learner who is furthest behind.
|A tutor working for themselves is only likely to be able to offer one subject area (eg. Maths). The danger is ‘death by worksheet’!
|Think Tuition offers personal tuition in all subject areas and all ages and stages. You can relax knowing that your child is being tutored by a specialist.
|Is it convenient?
|Parents have to drop the child off at specified times, and at their centre.
|If the tutor visits your home it is convenient. But not all tutors offer this service.
|Think Tuition’s service is built around your busy schedule.
|Is it safe?
|All centres will keep records of DBS checks.
|It is up to the parent to get assurances of DBS checks being in place.
|All Think Tuition tutors are DBS checked and vetted on their references.
|Is it quality assured?
|Usually there are a small number of teachers involved in recruiting tutors. The danger is handing your child over to an unqualified sixth form student.
|If a tutor is working for themselves, parents have no way of checking how relevant or recent their experience and skills are.
|Think Tuition tutors go through a rigorous interview and vetting process to make sure that they can get the job done.
|Is it founded on sound educational practice?
|Centres often rely on pre-designed computer programmes for learning.
|Individual tutors who are not up to date risk teaching children in an outdated way.
|Think Tuition is run by teachers who know their stuff, and many of our team are teachers. Our tutors are effectively supported to be the best.
|Is feedback on progress is timely and accurate?
|Feedback is given after a number of weeks.
|This is up to the tutor concerned.
|Think Tuition tutors give written feedback after every session. This in turn is monitored by parents and Think Tuition to make sure progress is made.