I want to spend a few minutes with you busting the myths about group tuition. Historically, group lessons outside of school have been frowned upon and considered far less effective that one-to-one tuition. While this can be true in some cases, it most certainly isn’t the case for all. Let’s look at it a little more closely…
Group tuition is a popular option for students who want to learn in a collaborative environment. However, there are many myths surrounding group tuition that need to be debunked. In this article, we will explore the benefits of group tuition for both students and parents.
Myth #1: Group tuition is not as effective as one-toon-one tuition.
Fact: Group tuition CAN be as effective as one-to-one, dependent upon the need and learning style of the student. According to the Department of Education, evidence shows that group tuition is effective and, as a rule of thumb, the smaller the group the better. The opportunity for greater feedback from the tutor, more sustained engagement in smaller groups, and lessons aligned with students’ needs explains this impact.
Myth #2: Group tuition is only for low-attaining students.
Fact: Group tuition has been shown to benefit all students, regardless of their academic level. It can be used as a more general strategy to ensure effective progress or to teach challenging topics or skills.
Myth #3: Group tuition is not personalized.
Fact: Group tuition allows teachers to focus exclusively on a small number of learners . This arrangement enables tutors to tailor their teaching to the specific needs of each student.
Myth #4: Group tuition is not cost-effective.
Fact: One to one tuition and group tuition are both effective interventions. However, the cost-effectiveness of group lessons indicates that greater use of this approach may be accessed by a far greater number of families. This is supported by the success of my Pay What You Can (PWYC) lessons which are being utilised by children from all backgrounds, from wealthy to extremely disadvantaged.
In conclusion, group tuition has many benefits for both students and parents. It is an effective way to learn in a collaborative environment and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the students. Moreover, it is cost-effective and highly accessible to all.
I hope this article has gone some way to busting the myths about group tuition! However, I’d love to hear your views!