The Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Tutoring Nowadays, it is a common practice that pupils have private tutors. A recent investigation shows that about 70 percent of pupils in cities have private tutors. I think private tutoring has advantages as well as disadvantages.
The advantages of private tutoring are as follows. Private tutoring is usually one-to-one, the teacher knows the weak points as well as strong points of the pupil, and teaching is, in most cases, directly to the point. Besides, for those shy pupils who dare not ask questions in the class even if they can't understand what is taught, private tutoring gives them the chance to catch up with other pupils. It can be seen that private tutoring benefits a lot of pupils. However, the disadvantages of private tutoring can't be neglected. For one thing, private tutoring takes up much of the pupil's time that they can hardly find enough time for rest and entertainment, which are essential for their physical and mental health. For another, some teachers who are busy shuttling from one family to another tend to neglect their regular teaching duties. What is more, some teachers only offer the so-called tips for test-taking instead of helping the pupils acquire what is most needed.
Since private tutoring has advantages and disadvantages, parents should be careful when they decide to find private tutors for their child. In my opinion, greater importance should be attached to classroom teaching and practice, to the improvement of teaching quality and to the tapping of the pupil's potential. Thus, the pupils can grow up healthily.