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Private tuition is expensive so look for alternatives!

Parents in the UK spend over £6 billion pounds a year on Private Tuition, according to a recent survey conducted by; the online education resource designed specifically for parents.

  • Over 1/4 of parents use private tutors
  • Parents blame inadequate school support
  • But most say they can’t afford what is seen as a necessity
  • EdPlace promises an alternative, with revolutionary parent-to-child tuition tools at an affordable price

The survey found that more than a quarter (28%) of all families are using private tuition to supplement their child’s education. Increasingly parents are seeing extra support outside of school a must, not a nice to have. However, private tuition is expensive. On average parents using private tuition spend a staggering £2,758 per child every year.

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 not using private tuition because it’s too expensive. This is a damning indication of the state of the nation’s education system, where many parents feel the need to provide extra tuition, but simply cannot afford it. So what are alternatives for parents?

Do It Yourself tuition

Parents may be put off because it’s been a while since they left school, they don’t know how things have changed since then and even if they do, they might lack the time to sit down and tutor their child.

With a lot of focus on the education sector and advancements in online support tools, there are services out there to help parents solve these problems and give them confidence to get involved in their child’s education. is specially designed to help parents tutor their child. It provides the extra detail that a parent needs. EdPlace provides interactive resources across the Curriculum in English, Maths & Science. These resources are automatically marked and tracked. Based on their child’s scores EdPlace suggests resources that best suit a child’s needs and shows parents how their child’s 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) commented:
'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'.

Whether parents can or can’t afford a private tutor, there are viable alternatives; they just need to know where to look. Thank you to for this article. Launched in 2012, is run by a team of education, technology, and marketing professionals. EdPlace see big opportunities to help parents by blending the best online tools with leading resources created by their pool of experienced teachers. At the heart of the company is constant innovation and improvement, all designed to help parents become more involved in their child’s education.