The idea of teachers earning a few extra pounds by offering private tuition to pupils is not a new one – but research has revealed how widespread the practice is.
According to a Sutton Trust-commissioned survey of almost 1,700 teachers, carried out by the National Foundation for Educational
Research, almost a quarter of those at secondary level (24 per cent) said they had taken on private tuition work outside their school commitments in the last two years.
Two-thirds of those who tutored did so after being contacted directly by parents, they said, while some 11 per cent of secondary heads said their school had sent parents information about private tutoring – a smaller proportion than at primary level, where the figure was 18 per cent.
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