Tutoring isn’t as prevalent in Dorset as in London and the south east but families sometimes use tutors for discrete needs – such as providing support for maths at key stage 2 and giving extra help for GCSE subjects like maths and the sciences. Some families use tutors to help children prepare for the grammar schools, often opting for online tuition or enlisting locally retired teachers.
Our article on finding a tutor contains helpful information for families considering private tuition for their children. In the aftermath of the pandemic online tutoring has become far more widespread, which enables parents to look beyond their local area – you may want to consider one of the 60+ tutor agencies we review for this, ranging from Fleet Tutors and Hyde Tutoring, both of which specialise in online tutoring. Increasingly, tutor agencies provide specialised help eg SENsational Tutors (SEN), Air Maths Tuition (maths only) and Keystone Tutors (unusually, grows its own tutors). Kumon offers English and maths tuition at its study centre in Bournemouth while Kip McGrath’s Bournemouth branch offers online tuition.