Home tuition is generally defined as providing academic guidance to students in their own homes. Institutions that offer this kind of service usually provide private tutoring in the evenings to provide academic support to students after a long day at school. Agencies that provide home tutoring services are usually organized by both educators and non-educators. Educators who see the need for academic assistance that some children cannot get in regular classes often work with investors to provide private tutoring for students who need it. The effectiveness of private tutoring can be measured by three factors. The first of which is the progress of students utilizing services in terms of academic achievement in schools. The second is the satisfaction of educators that comes from the opportunity to earn additional payments other than those obtained from teaching in schools. It should be noted here that not all tutors are professional educators. Lastly, the profits that investors get from operating the institution. A balanced correlation between these factors will determine how cost effective home tuition is.
The need for private tutoring arises because of the following factors: the diversity of student profiles, the diversity of educator profiles, and different individual psychology. Naturally, different gifts, abilities, and skills can be observed to be present among different individuals at different levels of manifestation. This reality explains the varying rates of learning among students. While the mainstream education system aims to provide a mechanism for individuals to fully develop their latent human potential, it lacks a mechanism to explain the different levels of learning among fast, medium, and slow learners. In cases where a student cannot adapt well to the primary classroom setting, the parents of the student get the necessary assistance from the home education institution.
It should be noted that each student actually needs some form of individual attention to enhance learning. Educational institutions recognize this and in fact, at the university level where research is the means to attain knowledge, individual academic advice is the norm. The shortage of schools in this case can be met with evening home tutoring.
The availability of normal and special education teachers is also one of the factors in the phenomenon of private tutoring. While regular teachers can accommodate the learning needs of the average student, teachers with specialized training in special education will be needed to deal with fast and slow learners. The lack of teachers with advanced training in special education will necessitate reliance on private tutoring at home.
From a collective point of view, private tutoring becomes necessary due to the following factors: standardized educational requirements specific to a particular education system and economic constraints. School days and hours are fixed and students have to adjust them, but this does not take into account the actual time needed to internalize learning. Therefore, it is necessary to have a supportive learning environment at home that can be fulfilled by homeschooling. Moreover, most of the parents nowadays are busy with economic or business affairs, trying to build financial stability to provide the best for their children and their future. Therefore, the time to pass the extra after school fees to their children is not possible. This is where private educational institutions come in for much needed help.
Based on the factors discussed above, it can be seen that home teaching is a need that can meet the shortcomings both at school and at home in terms of providing a supportive learning environment for children. While it is the primary responsibility of the education system to society to educate individuals, private tutoring is an inevitable factor in fulfilling that responsibility. This is due to the fact that home teaching makes the education system not provide appropriate provisions for those who are not specifically adapted to traditional learning approaches as applied and observed in traditional classrooms.