According to the Australian Tutoring Association, tutoring is a $6 Billion industry in Australia alone. Children start attending tuition classes when they are as young as 10 years old. Most parents spend on an average between $51 - $90 a week on tutoring.
I recently visited one of the most sought after tuition centers in the Upper North Shore and spoke to the owner about why do parents admit their students to their center. She mentioned something amazing. She said
Even though the “Selective Exam” test papers have been getting tougher and tougher for the past 3 years, the cut-off grades have been going higher and higher. It simply means that students are working harder than ever before and that there is no scope for any mistake.
There is a lot of pressure on kids to perform well in their exams these days. From a very young age schools classify their students into “Extensions” and “OCs” .. just another term for the creme de la creme.
Families where both parents work are left with no choice but to choose the best tutors to coach their kids. However choosing a tutor itself is a tough job. With so many tutoring services out there how do you select the one that suits your child’s learning style?
We at Wisekangaroo want to understand the most challenging problems that parents face when looking for a tutor for their children. We want to build an online tutoring marketplace that makes selecting a tutor a breeze, suites your child’s learning style, is safe, convenient and inexpensive. On Wisekangaroo, you can find Maths tutors, Science tutors, English tutors and tutors for most foreign languages.
Please fill out our “Parent Tutor Survey” to help us understand how best we can server the needs of YOUR KIDS and YOU.