Poll: 24% of pupils have tutors

Almost a quarter of secondary school pupils now have private tutors, according to a survey by education charity The Sutton Trust. The poll found that young people in the capital are four times more likely to have private tuition than those in Wales.

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How much do private tutors cost?

Private tutors set their own rates and often offer discounts for larger bookings, but the average rate paid in the UK is £22.30 per hour according to research by First Tutors.

Tutors' rates tend to vary between £18 and £27 depending on the region and level of education Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

The price tends to vary by the level of education, ranging from just over £20 per hour for primary school pupils to £26.56 for university level.

Tutors are most expensive in Brighton (£24.53) and least expensive in Newcastle (£18.16).

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