Who is tuition for and how will I know if my child would benefit from it?

Here at Tutor In A Box we just love talking about tuition, so can’t wait to share with you all the reasons why we know it’s successful for so many students.


Who is tuition for?

The simple answer here is everyone. We have a motto at Tutor In A Box that we’ll tutor anyone. We’ve tutored children, adults, and even OAPs! Typically we work with primary and secondary pupils, aged between 6-18, covering SATs, 11+, GCSEs, A Levels, and everything in between.

Tutoring is really great for students who have lost their confidence. It’s something our tutors see frequently in new students, but it’s also something that can definitely be restored! Sometimes, students just need some more practice, a bit of extra support, or extra time on a subject to realise they really can ace their Maths and English. This can restore their belief, help them get back into the rhythm of the subject and allow them to enjoy their learning.

And don’t just take our word for it, Kate, a parent of primary-aged students, provided this lovely feedback after her children began their tutoring journey with us:

“They have gained so much confidence from their weekly sessions with [chief Maths tutor] Sophie and have also dramatically improved their grades – a welcome benefit! Most importantly, Sophie provides a fun, happy and relaxed environment in which the children can learn. They always leave each session with a sense of achievement and self belief, and for us, that’s the most important thing. Thanks Sophie!”


How will I know if my child will benefit from tuition?

We’ve come up with a few of the most common signs that can indicate if your child is struggling with their studies, and therefore could thrive with tuition.

Lack of confidence:

As mentioned above, lack of confidence is a really big issue that a lot of students are suffering from at the moment, especially as home schooling and lockdowns have meant that children have lost approximately one third of teaching time, which, when applied nationwide, results in an eye-watering 840 million lost school days.

Unsurprisingly students’ self-assurance in Maths and English has faltered as a result, so if you notice your child is more hesitant to learn or was previously really enjoying a subject but no longer wants to study it, they have potentially lost their confidence. But never fear, Tutor In A Box are here! Time and time again we’ve helped students regain their confidence in Maths and English, as our testimonials prove.

Dramatically different feedback in School Reports:

Another sign to know if your child would benefit from tuition is looking at recent school reports. Again, the disruption to education has made this more difficult, and it may even be expected to receive different comments than normal, but if there’s been a sudden, dramatic change in their behaviour and/or grades, this could be because they feel anxious, embarrassed, or insecure in Maths and/or English classrooms or abilities.

Whilst this may seem a cause for concern, it doesn’t have to be, and it doesn’t mean that their good behaviour and grades will never return. They might just need some extra support with their learning and may benefit from a bit of extra tuition.

Changes in behaviour:

For some students, the jump from primary to secondary education, or even between years, can be difficult to cope with. As a parent or carer, you may notice them become more withdrawn or spend more time alone. This may be because they are struggling with the changes to their learning.

Here at Tutor In A Box we’re all about good communication, something we’ve talked about in our blogs on keeping calm before results day and preparing for the 11+. So if you notice behavioural changes in your child, try to talk to them, or encourage them to talk to a member of staff at their school. It may be because they feel they are behind in their learning compared to their peers. And, you guessed it, tutoring could be beneficial here too, to get them back up to speed, or even whizz ahead.


We know that tutoring can benefit so many, particularly those who are lacking confidence, which then often has a knock-on effect on behaviour and grades. But we’d like to stress that tutoring is available for everyone, no matter their age, ability, or current situation. We’re always here to help!

If you think you or your child could benefit from tuition, give us a call on 01926 942140, or email info@tutorinabox.co.uk.