Home tuition is generally defined as the provision of academic guidance to students at their own homes. Institutions that offer this kind of service usually provide private tutoring in the evening in order to extend academic support to students after a day in school. Establishments providing home tuition service are usually organized both by educators and non-educators. Educators who see the need for academic assistance that some kids cannot get at regular classroom setting often work with investors to provide private tutoring for students who need it. Effectivity of private tuition can be gauged with three factors. The first among these is the progress of the student availing of the service in terms of academic performance in school. The second is the satisfaction of educators coming from an opportunity for additional pay apart from that derived from teaching at school. It should be noted here that not all tutors are professional educators. Finally, the profit that investors gain from operating the institution. A balanced correlation between these factors will determine how effective home tuition is.
The efficacy of private tuition can be gleaned from the following viewpoints:
The necessity for private tuition arises because of the following factors: diversity of student profiles, diversity of educator’s profiles, and distinct individual psychology. By nature, different gifts, abilities, and skills can be observed to be present among different individuals at varying degrees of manifestation. This reality accounts for the varying speeds of learning among students. While mainstream educational systems aim to provide a mechanism for individuals to fully develop their latent human potential, it has no mechanism to account for the varying rates of learning among quick, moderate, and slow learners. In cases where students cannot adapt well to the mainstream classroom setting, parents of such students get the necessary help from home tuition institutions.
It should be noted that each student actually need some form of individual attention to enhance learning. Educational institutions recognize this and in fact, at the university level where research is the means of attaining knowledge, individual academic advising is the norm. Deficiencies of schools regarding this matter can be fulfilled by evening home tuition.
The availability of normal and special education teachers is also a factor in the phenomenon of private tuition. While normal teachers can accommodate the learning needs of the average student, teachers with particular training in special education would be needed to handle both fast and slow learners. The lack of teachers with advanced training in special education would necessitate dependence on private home tuition.
In the collective viewpoint, private tutoring becomes necessary due to the following factors: standardized educational requirements specific to a particular educational system and economic constraints. School days and hours are fixed and students have to adjust accordingly, but this does not account well for the actual time needed to internalize learning. Hence, the need for supportive learning environment at home which can be provided for by home tuition. Apart from that, majority of parents nowadays are busy with economic professional or business pursuits, seeking to establish financial stability to provide well for their kids and their future. Hence, time for giving additional after-school tuition to their kids is out of the question. It is here that private tuition institutions go in for much needed help.
On account of the factors discussed above, it can be seen that home tuition is a necessity that can fulfill deficiencies both at school and at home when it comes to the provision of supportive learning environment for kids. While it is the educational system’s main responsibility to the society to educate individuals, private tutoring is an inevitable factor in fulfilling such responsibility. It is due to the fact that home tuition makes up for the educational system’s lack of proper provision for those who are not particularly adapted to the traditional approach to learning as implemented and observed in traditional classrooms.