NIE studying impact of tuition
Top query: Do grades really improve or is an unhealthy reliance created?
The National Institute of Education (NIE) has launched three studies to answer key questions about the impact of private tuition here.
At the top of the list is whether tuition really improves students' grades or if it creates an unhealthy reliance which may make them worse.
The studies, which are expected to be completed by the end of next year, will also question if tutors help students understand content or if they merely drill children to be exam-smart.
Dr Shaljan Areepattamannil, who is heading the project, said he and his team will try to measure whether tuition does indeed raise scores in maths and English through the course of a year.