The top benefits of private tutoring in Abu Dhabi for UAE students coming out of remote education and hybrid learning.
29 September 2021| Last updated on 4 October 2021
Children have experienced a very difficult 18 months.
With Covid-19 disrupting the vast majority of UAE students' everyday routines, private tuition has lost none of its popularity.
"Schools have done an amazing job in providing online lessons but some students are behind where they should be, especially in English and Maths," says Simon Hetherington, Director of the Kip McGrath Education Centres in Abu Dhabi, an international learning franchise that has been operating for over 40 years.
To begin with, let’s look at five reasons you might want to hire a private tutor for your child.
1. Personalised lessons for your child.
In a typical school in Abu Dhabi, students on average will sit in large-sized classrooms of around 30 children. With so many students, it can be very difficult to meet every child’s learning needs. Some inevitably do not meet their potential.
With a private tutor, students benefit from one-on-one attention with a qualified teacher who builds a lesson plan to focus on the student’s specific weaknesses and areas for development in school.
"We help them to reach that potential and build their confidence in English and Maths, allowing them to excel at school," says Mr. Hetherington.
"This is our specialism. We track progress, we frequently reevaluate student goals and we give regular feedback to parents."
2. Your child will learn from legal private tutors in Abu Dhabi, with no risks.
Generally speaking, private tutors are not allowed in Abu Dhabi, unless they have a valid work permit or operate under a licensed private tuition centre in the capital like the Kip McGrath Education Centre.
"Please be wary of part-time private tutors who come to homes," warns Mr. Hetherington. "They can be ineffective and it is also illegal, carrying AED 30k fines."
Earlier this year, the UAE Public Prosecution announced that in-person private tuition at home can carry hefty fines between AED 20,000 to AED 30,000.
Parents are rest assured that all professional tutors at Kip McGrath Education Centres in Abu Dhabi are licensed, monitored and have strict Covid-19 precautions in place.
3. Flexible private tuition classes.
Private tutoring fits around parents' and students' real-life school commitments and other extra-curricular activities.
At Kip McGrath, face-to-face private tuition is available at Raha Mall and Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi, and online private tuition is available if students aren’t able to come to the centres.
Kip McGrath works with students from any curricula and age group, helping children as young as five years old to learn how to read and write, all the way up to 18 year old students sitting their A Level/IB/SAT final exams.
Whether it be on the weekends or in the evenings after school, lessons with their fully qualified teachers from Western-speaking countries can be done at flexible times.
4. Affordable private tuition fees.
Tuition fees of private tutors in Abu Dhabi will vary depending on a number of factors, from tutoring hours as well as the teacher's qualifications and experience.
At Kip McGrath Education Centres, 80 minute sessions with their fully qualified tutors from Western-speaking countries range from AED 200 to AED 250 only.
Not only will your child get a free learning assessment, but if you also mention 'ExpatWoman', the first lesson is FREE when you enroll with a tutoring package!
5. Parents are also supported.
In addition to students benefiting hugely from having a private tutor in Abu Dhabi, parents will also find it advantageous.
Hiring a private tutor with Kip McGrath can help reduce the amount of pressure on mums and dads who may already feel tired from replicating the typical day-to-day school learning at home, due to Covid-19 pushing children to remote/hybrid learning.
Private tutors are experts at creating a schedule, providing curriculum advice, teaching students, and in setting up assessments to track students' progress.
For more information about private tuition in Abu Dhabi, either in-person or online, simply contact Kip McGrath Education Centre below.