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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Tutoring, or Test Prep?

I was well into this article before I realized that the British “tuition” must be the American “tutoring”.

An east London secondary school with high levels of deprivation is paying for private tuition to help pupils with their GCSE exams. Urswick school in Hackney is buying one-to-one lessons with its “pupil premium” money, given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils.

It’s hard to tell from the article if it’s tutoring for content or tutoring for test prep.

Is this an effective use of taxpayer money?

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