If your child is planning for entrance exams, or struggling in a particular subject, a private tutor can offer the confidence boost they need, writes Katie Hughes.
According to educational charity The Sutton Trust, one in four families have used one. Some take one on holiday with them. Others even have one staying long term. There are now more than a million private tutors in the UK* and they outnumber full-time teachers, nurses and solicitors put together. Why is business booming for them?