Often, the only time when parents tend to consider the option of extra tuition for their
children is when they are obviously struggling at school. Maybe their grades have
slipped in maths because they were at the dentist the day that long division was
covered and they haven’t been able to get their head around the concept since.
Or perhaps their spelling isn’t quite where it should be for their age. Tangible
academic problems like these often act as the catalyst for parents to consider
how they might help their children to do better at school.

However, children who seem to be doing OK, getting decent grades and not
complaining about homework could sometimes still benefit from a bit of extra
help. Tuition centres have a reputation of only existing to help struggling children
or of being crammer schools to give an extra boost just before SATs. Whilst
tuition centres clearly do offer these services, it is not widely known that they can
also really help children who are cruising along at their own speed or even
exceptionally bright children who may benefit from being challenged in different

Some parents shy away from the idea of ‘burdening’ their children with even
more schoolwork but tuition centres really aren’t like that. Parents often describe
Oxford Education a tuition centre in Cowley, as being more of a learning club,
where children have fun and learn at the same time. Extra tuition given in the
right environment and in the appropriate manner doesn’t have to stress children
out. On the contrary, it can really boost their self-confidence and really help them
to find their voice and flourish at school.

These days, children often have social calendars that are busier than their
parents. Dance class on Mondays, Football practice on Tuesdays etc. and
there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the week to go to a tuition centre. But
if the child’s experience at the centre is fun, it can be just the right kind of
complement they need.