Top 5 reasons why students prefer group tuition over private tuition

Timothy Gan

1. Well-Prepared Lessons

Typically, private tutors or home tuition do not structure their lessons using a syllabus or the curriculum. They teach their students by just answering the questions that students have. This may be effective for the students who have the right questions to ask but more often than not, they are not taught the tips and tricks to attempt questions proficiently. 

On the contrary, in a group setting, tutors make their lessons more structured and interesting to engage their students. The tips and tricks covered in the lessons usually make the students stay. Moreover, one-to-one attention is not forgone in group tuition too because tutors usually do not mind consultation before or after class for free or even attending to questions posed over Whatsapp.

2. Cost-effective

Group tuition is usually charged at a lower rate than one-to-one tuition. Expect to pay a much higher premium if you want to hire a very experienced tutor for private tuition. On the other hand, you pay a much lower price for an experienced tutor in a group tuition setting. Some group tuition even provide online portal and lesson materials which makes the price even more worth it.

3. Lesson Resources 

Apart from charging at a lower rate compared to private tutors, group tuition typically comes with better resources such as online portal, video solutions, self-publishing books and materials. All these are essential as students are preparing and studying for exams. 

4. Learning Environment

The ability to learn with friends allows for students to expand their knowledge. Learning in group settings gives students the avenue to learn collaboratively as one of the best learning tools is to discuss and teach someone the learned concepts. Many students who came to us from private tuition enjoy the learning atmosphere and culture of a class in a small group setting.

5. Effective Educators

Tutors who teach in a group setting have years of experience handling big groups of students. Since they have experience with so many different students over the years, they have definitely encountered all types of questions and common mistakes made by past students. The years of honing and refining their teaching skills translate into effective teaching that ensures students get the most productive learning experience in class.


Whether group tuition is effective or not, we usually encourage students to attend a trial lesson to gauge if it fits their learning needs. We have several tuition programmes for your to sign up for trials, e.g. A Math Tuition, H2 Math Tuition and E Math Tuition


Published: 18th August 2023
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Timothy Gan
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