Growth of English Tutoring in Sydney
English Tutoring classes include critical reasoning, creative and essay writing and public
English tutoring helps both domestic and international students with their English skills and is
the key to successful school exams in Australia.
Online PR News – 06-January-2013 According to UNESCO, millions of students receive additional
academic instruction through private tutoring. Private tutoring is particularly prevalent in Asia-Pacific.
Private tutoring exists alongside the formal education system, it is often called the “shadow education”. Mark
Bray, in his book "Confronting the shadow education system" said, “It is not necessarily the weak students;
tutoring is more common among the strong ones.”
He added that supplementary private tutoring has positive dimensions. He said private tutoring assists
students to cover the curriculum and provide a structured occupation for young people outside school hours.
Louise Watson in her paper entitled "Private expectations and public schooling: the growth of private
tutoring in Australia" said that the number of school-aged children in Australia that are receiving additional
academic instruction through private tutoring is increasing.
She added that structural features of the state education systems, total household income and private
school fees influence the participation in private tutoring.
Other international studies from Baker et al., Tansel and Bircan, suggest that the increased demand for
private tutoring came as a result of high-stakes public examinations and intense competition for limited
English tutoring , in particular, helps both domestic and international students with their English skills for
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