Some observations about tutoring in Sydney

People or organisations who offer tutoring differ widely.
There are students who are still studying at high school
level and do tuition to earn their pocket money.
Obviously this group lacks the teaching training or
skills.

There are a second group of students who have completed
their high school and offer tutoring for maths or
other subjects. These group of students also offer tutoring
as individuals or are hired by tutoring centres which are
mainly owned by business people. This group of people also
lack teacher training and are not trained as teachers by
tertiary universities.

A third group are qualified teachers who are currently
working as maths teachers as their day job and offer after
school tutoring. This group is more equipped and qualifed
for tuition and they have the advantage of being
formally trained and experienced, however, tutoring is
a second job for them. This means that the tutee will be
tutored by a person who is already tired due to their school
work. The other problem with this type of tutoring is that
the tutor will not have time to prepare and plan for tuition.

The best option for private tutoring is a person or a tutoring
centre who uses qualified teacher/s as theirmain full time job.
This type of tuition for maths and other subjects is very rare and
you are lucky if you have spotted and enrolled in one of them.

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