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1:1 vs Group Tuition: which is better?

948936No one learns in the same way. During your revision you may work best by taking reams of notes, you might make flashcards, exclusively use past papers, watch videos, or study with your friends. We’re all individuals, and we have different needs when it comes to learning, just as with anything else.

Therefore, when it comes to getting a bit of extra help in the form of tuition, you may be torn between two options: one to one sessions or group classes. In this post I aim to simplify the decision for you, hopefully helping you to come to a decision.

Firstly, you have the option of learning one to one, which allows you to tailor the lesson to exactly what you want, and concentrate on a specific nuance that needs to broken down slowly before you’re able to understand it. Thus you’re able to learn at your own pace, including the opposite case where you progress quickly and may feel held back by working with students of mixed abilities.

The great thing about learning in a grouped environment is that you’re able to share ideas on tackling a problem, and others can provide a unique approach that perhaps hadn’t crossed your mind. Also, less pressure is put on any one student, giving them the freedom to recall knowledge they have under their own steam. It also gives the chance for more varied questions to be asked of the teacher, so that the width and breadth of a topic has been completely covered. Healthy competition can also be encouraged, pushing each student to excel. This fosters a livelier, more stimulating environment, which in turn enhances the social skills of a child.

Ultimately both methods have their merits and downsides depending on your level and personality. A combination of both may be the way forward, as you gain the advantages of both types of tuition, but in the end it is down to you.

Luckily for you, here at Luton Tutors we offer both individual and group sessions, with a new class beginning on Sundays at Luton Sixth Form College offering GCSE Maths, English and Science. Contact us for more details if you’re interested.

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