New figures reveal a dramatic rise in the number of tutors providing one-to-one teaching for children. It's claimed there are now more than double the number of private providers than there are full-time teachers in schools.
One Bristol agency claims instability in the Government's education policies has helped its business grow by a third in the last year.
And as our Education Correspondent Richard Payne reports it's no longer the preserve of private schools and wealthy parents.
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