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Why 1:1 or 1:2 instead of larger groups?

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Builds confidence

  • Targets the specific needs of the individual/pair
  • Support is intensive rather than general
  • Direct teaching and feedback
  • Parents can participate and see how to support their child at home


One-to-one tuition is a reliable way to help learners catch up if they are falling behind. Delivered well, it can lead to an extra five months learning gain for pupils during one academic year. The ability to target need and the intensity of support makes it very efficient’ (D’Agostino and Harmey, 2016).

Because one-to-one is targeted, it is one of the few strategies that can close the attainment gap. (Elliot, L & Higgins S in ‘What Works? Research and Evidence for Successful Teaching 2019)

Why 1:1 or 1:2 instead of larger groups?

Builds confidence

  • Targets the specific needs of the individual/pair
  • Support is intensive rather than general
  • Direct teaching and feedback
  • Parents can participate and see how to support their child at home


One-to-one tuition is a reliable way to help learners catch up if they are falling behind. Delivered well, it can lead to an extra five months learning gain for pupils during one academic year. The ability to target need and the intensity of support makes it very efficient’ (D’Agostino and Harmey, 2016).

Because one-to-one is targeted, it is one of the few strategies that can close the attainment gap. (Elliot, L & Higgins S in ‘What Works? Research and Evidence for Successful Teaching 2019)

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