It is no secret that learning from a teacher is much easier than figuring things out for yourself. If you are a secondary level or college student then you’ll know just how difficult it can be to get the attention of your teacher when there are so many other students in the class

Luckily with the advancements of technology in recent years and the opportunities, that exist across the internet, you’ll have little trouble finding both in-person and online alternatives for private tutoring. You’ll have an abundance of both tutors and resources to help you get your learning up off of the ground.

With more and more tutors offering private sessions and tutorials online the price of online lessons has never been so affordable. This means that students like yourself can afford to get some extra help outside of the classroom without breaking the bank. You’ll have little trouble finding qualified teachers and classes to help you along the way with your learning.

Ireland has an abundance of teachers, lecturers and an educated workforce to learn from!

There has also never been a better time to take up a new skill or hobby! Nowadays there is either a computer or a smartphone in just about every house in Ireland. With just a few clicks of a mouse or touches on your smartphone, you can find an abundance of private classes to help you learn your new skill of choice or develop your existing skills even further.

With so much freedom and choice when it comes to finding cooking classes that are suited to your ability as well as your own personal learning style, it can prove more difficult than you would think. It is also important that you know where to look.

Regardless of whether you’re looking to improve your skills in order to enhance your portfolio in order to improve your chances of getting accepted into your preferred college course, or you just want to learn some basic skills to impress your friends, spending money on private tuition with an experienced tutor isn’t something that you’ll live to regret.

Depending on what your own personal goals are in your chosen skill or hobby, the cost of private tutoring and ultimately learning how to develop your ability is likely to deviate considerably. In this article, we’re going to look at how much you can expect to be paying for your private tutorials across the island of Ireland.

The rise of private lessons at home
Home tuition is increasingly popular (Source: commons.wikimedia.org - Brian A Stone/US Navy)
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Mollie
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1st lesson free!
Ben
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Ben
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Be smart with your money!

When you first start out on the search for private tutors that offer their services in your area, you are bound to make a few mistakes. Many students who are operating a tight budget fall into the trap of picking the cheapest option when it comes to private tutoring.

While it is important that you pick lessons that you can afford, you should also consider the proximity of the respective tutor as you will need to make this journey many times each month if you choose to learn in person.

All those trips sure add up when it comes to calculating the hidden costs of your private tutoring sessions.

Similarly, if you are studying for exams you are likely in a situation where time is constrained, so you must also ask yourself how long you can afford to spend in the car or bus commuting to and from each lesson!

While you could learn from these mistakes until you start getting everything right... you could save yourself the unnecessary trial and error and the cash! By comparing the prices of tutors online you could save yourself a lot of time and a pretty penny too!

You need to keep an eye on the market and see what the going rate is for a tutor in your respective subject and level. Remember, the hourly rates of tutoring are likely to vary according to the subject they are teaching as well as the student’s level.

There are many websites out there that let you compare the tutors in your choosen skill or hobby!

Consider the level of your private lessons!

Without any great surprise, that the price of a class depends on the subject being taught. Language courses are, on average, the cheapest, and sports classes were the most expensive, at €35 per hour.

The price of private tuition also depends on the level at which it is taught. A tutor who teaches mathematics to college students will charge less on average than one who teaches specialised preparatory maths classes.

The level of remuneration depends as well on the level of qualifications and experience of the teacher. A former Trinity College student will usually charge more than the average going rate.

On average, a private lesson costs €20.60, though this varies considerably from one region or city to another.

A quarter of UK schoolchildren have had private lessons
48% of pupils in Dublin receive private tuition (Source: Pixabay.com - Pexels)

Arriving at the right price to pay for Private Tutoring

If you are considering taking the next step with your learning and availing of private tutoring sessions there are a number of worthwhile considerations when you are trying to arrive at a suitable price to pay for your lessons:

  • Where you live
  • Where the Tutor offers their lessons
  • The tutor’s experience and qualifications
  • Your goals
  • Your budget

In Ireland there is some variance in what you can expect to pay for a single tutoring session, It also depends on where you are! If you are in Dublin you can expect to pay an average of €15 an hour, while elsewhere you could be looking at €12 for your private tutoring sessions.

It is important to bear in mind that it is the tutors that choose their own rates and we don’t get any say in what they charge for their hourly rate.

As a student, you’ll have access to tutors from all across the country, so try not to get too bogged down if you can’t find one right away within your price range.

Regardless of what they teach with platforms such as Superporf the first hour is often free and this can let you get a taste of what the tutor offers. This is rarely a full lesson but rather an opportunity to learn about:

  • Their style of teaching
  • What a typical tutorial is like
  • The different methods that they’ll cover
  • How they monitor your progress

Above all, it’s a useful opportunity to see how you get along with your tutor. If you don’t get along with them, it might be a better idea to look at other options and get in touch with different tutors. You're going to spend quite a lot of time with just your tutor so make sure you pick the right one! 

Read our short history of private lessons, also on this blog.

Learning at the beach
Many families take their child’s tutor on holiday with them (Source: Schriever Air Force Base - Christopher DeWitt)

Save on your private tutoring sessions with Superprof!

More and more students are moving over to tutoring websites like Superprof, which allow you to browse and connect with qualified tutors of all manner of subjects. These online tutor platforms offer both greater flexibility and more competitive pricing for both student and teacher.

If you haven’t already, you should check out Superprof! Just a short browse of the platform for the subjects or skill that you intend on learning and you’ll get a sense of what tutors in your area are charging per hour.

Don't forget that home tutoring isn't the only option. If you are looking to get private tutorials from experienced teaching professionals you could also opt for online lessons on the platform. This will broaden your search and might just help you find cheaper options!

While the hourly rate for private tutoring sessions is likely to fluctuate depending on the respective experience of the tutor, it will provide you with a great benchmark and ultimately help you in making an informed decision on what hourly rate you should be paying.

The price will vary according to supply and demand with supply is the number of tutors offering a given class and the demand being the number of students who want classes.

Luckily, with Superprof there is an abundance of teachers to choose from so you don’t need to worry about finding affordable options for your private tutoring sessions.

The tutors on the platform will have worked with countless students just like yourself in the past! So they will be well equipped to coach you along the way to mastering your skill or improving your grades. So why not kickstart your journey with a Superprof tutor today? The perfect cooking mentor for you might just be a matter of clicks away!

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