Global Tutoring Private Market at a Glance

Tuitions have been an integral part of education system around the world. Once considered for average learners, the intense peer competition has made even brilliant students to seek extra academic assistance, which comes in the form of private tuitions. This way, the market rests heavily on the failure of standard education system to meet the unique needs of students, combined with the parent’s expectation to bring their kids the best possible education amidst the stiff competition.

The USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific (including Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China and Hong Kong) account for over 90% of international private tutoring market. In Asia, over 50% of primary school students receive tutoring while reputed tutors are no less than superstars, including those who earn in sever figures.

South Korea’s tuition industry is worth 15 billion US$ which is largest than those of any European country, holding 15% of the entire market. In Singapore, people spend nearly 1 billion US$ on tuitions. Britain’s tuition industry is valued at 2 billion USD which is largest in Europe. The tuition industry in the USA is large and diverse generating revenue worth 5 billion USD. This growth is driven by technological revolution in the education and the act of the government termed as “No Child Left Behind).

The size of private coaching industry in India has been pegged at 15.38 billion dollar as nearly 80% students attend private coaching classes. In Australia, 20% students have opted for private classes, making it a 6 billion USD market.

So these figures from around the world show that the “shadow education” plays no more second fiddle to mainstream schooling. Thanks to the ever competitive education environment, peer pressure and parents’ endeavor to secure the best educational resources for their kids.

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