The average cost of private tuition by academic level and by region

by Dexter Findley

Ever wondered if you were getting a good deal on your private tuition? The national average cost over the past year was £22.31 per hour, with variation by academic level and by region.

The more complex the academic level, the more expensive the tuition per hour. An interesting exception is adult learning, which is cheaper than one would expect, probably due to the non-examined, casual basis on which most adults learn.

As we can see, there is clear (but not overwhelming) regional variation in tuition cost. South West London racks up highest, while Newcastle is the best for value for money. As a solid rule of thumb, rural areas are on average £2 more expensive than their closest cities, due to increased transportation costs and decreased tutor supply.