Private Tutoring is a rapidly expanding industry around the world with the New Zealand tutoring industry experiencing considerable growth over the last decade. Overseas statistics indicate the tutoring industry has been growing by 7-10% each year over the last decade.
New Zealand offers a wide range of tutoring facilities ranging from private tutors working from their homes to tutoring organizations. All share the same vision of helping students achieve their goals. With the emphasis on the ‘importance of a good education’ becoming an essential requirement in today’s world, the place of the tutor has almost become a compulsory component in a student’s educational journey.
Once upon a time extra tutoring was seen as a confirmation of low intelligence and failure on the horizon. Thankfully this ‘stigma’ attached to extra tutoring that was prevalent twenty years has disappeared. Students now seek tutoring for a range of reasons such as: examination preparation, extension and enrichment work, additional support when in a competitive environment in order to achieve top results and those low achieving students needing extra help in areas they find difficult.
A professional working relationship between schools and tutors/tutoring organizations has developed more recently. This relationship promotes the needs of the students and fosters unity among education providers. It gives parents/caregivers the confidence that their son/daughter’s tuition is aligned with national requirements.
The New Zealand Tutoring Association (NZTA) is an association that was formed in 2008 to unify the tutoring industry nationally by representing tutors and tutoring organizations and to ensure that tutoring in New Zealand is kept at a high standard. All members must abide by the Code of Conduct.
By choosing to receive tuition from a member of the NZTA parents can be rest assured that they are dealing with a professional and ethical tuition provider.