How to choose whether your child wants one to one tutoring or group sessions?

While the former option may seem expensive at first but that’s not true when you take all the facts into account. This article aims to highlight the important factors to consider before making the right decision.

The major advantage of one to one sessions over group session is the syllabus coverage. Personal tutoring has more syllabus coverage with in-depth explanations which may not be the case in batch tuitions.

Since there is an adequate amount of time to study each topic, the concept-clarity increases exponentially.

Talking about the fees, paying per hour might seem costly but it amounts to the same thing as paying for 3-4 group sessions.

There are also additional benefits of one to one tutoring that should be considered such as:

1. Individual Attention: Your child can get the complete attention of the tutor without the distraction of a group.

2. Personalized Program: The course can be tailored according to the student’s ability to grasp concepts.

3. Flexible Schedule: Classes can also be scheduled as per the convenience of the student with impromptu sessions before exams or for clearing any doubts.

4. No Pressure: In a one to one environment student’s feel encouraged to ask more doubts that they might normally ignore as it would sound silly to ask in front of a group.

5. Learning Objective: One to one session is conducted more efficiently as the teacher can assess which concepts will take longer for the learner to grasp and alter the pace accordingly.

6. Personalized Assessments: As every student’s potential is different, assessments need not be standardized as in group tutoring. The tutor can set difficult to moderate assessments based on the student’s ability in order to maximize his/her learning potential.

7. Higher Engagement: In a class of 60 students, we have all noticed that only 2-3 students get all the marks for class participation. This need not be the case when it comes to one to one tutoring as the learner is forced to think and pay attention.

8. Relationship with Tutor: There is a personal relationship that is established in a one to one setting where the intimacy of interaction changes the teacher-centered dynamic leading to more trust and transparency between the learner and tutor.

9. More Feedback: The tutor has the opportunity to give timely feedback to the learner for continuous improvement.


One to one tutoring is surely more rewarding to the learner for an expert hands-on experience. It places more emphasis on the teacher making it essential to have a qualified tutor.

The learner, on the other hand, is given more freedom to express their thoughts and is constantly encouraged to fulfill their highest potential.

Overall, other than the marginally lower cost of group tutoring which is compensated by 2-3 extra sessions, the pay per hour model with its host of micro advantages is beneficial to the tutor as well as the learner.