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Group work offers benefits of one-to-one tuition, at a quarter of the price

Research conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests that the size of tuition groups is less important than whether tutors are qualified teachers or well trained volunteers.

  • EEF will provide £120,000 to extend a new tuition project to 1,200 pupils across 100 primary schools, recruiting students and recent graduates to act as Maths and English tutors in disadvantaged communities
  • One-to-one tuition, five days a week over a 12-week term, costs approximately £700 per pupil
  • Chief executive says tuition could be effective even when there were more than three pupils per group.

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