Concern over lack of regulation for private tutors

  • Lauren Hall reports on the growth of private tuition

Private tuition is a growing industry, but there are concerns it is not as tightly regulated as other areas of education.

Tutors are becoming more popular and can make a big difference to a child's academic achievements, helping them prepare for exams and give them extra guidance with school work.

However, tutors aren't required to go through the same background checks as those working in schools.

Now it's prompted calls for a change in the law and parents are being urged to do their own checks when hiring a private tutor.