The pandemic changed the way education is viewed across the world. Parents realized that teachers are real-life superheroes. Another surprising little nugget the pandemic unearthed is that more parents have become interested in homeschooling.
According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there were nearly 2.5 million homeschool students in grade levels kindergarten through high school pre-pandemic. In 2020-2021, that number jumped to 3.7 million homeschool students.
Interest has not faded. Now parents are curious about what homeschooling really means for their kids and wallets.
Why Hire a Homeschool Teacher?
Tutoring is a component of homeschooling that provides students with virtual or in-person guidance throughout the school year. This can be used to supplement a lesson plan and assist the student in becoming an independent learner.
Typically, an effective tutor will provide customized options fitting a student’s pace, learning preferences, and academic goals.
Given the more intimate and private nature of tutoring, many parents may think the option is too expensive for their budgets. However, that doesn’t have to be the case.
Factoring Homeschool Tutor Costs
Homeschool tutoring is not a one size fits all service. There are plenty of factors that influence cost and affordability. Some factors that impact pricing include:
- Subject area
- Virtual or in-person sessions
- Student’s grade level
- Number of days per week
- Length of tutoring session
- Group or personal instruction
- Skill and experience level of the tutor
- Whether tutoring is provided in-home or on location
That said, the price of tutoring services generally ranges from $15 per hour to $150 per hour. Online tutoring services may charge a flat rate for hourly tutoring. Private or in-person tutors may have a weekly or monthly fee and include other costs like travel.
Likewise, whether an individual or an educational agency provides tutoring affects cost. Some tutors offer template tutoring, which means all students are given the same tools, time, and attention for a set price. Fully customized tutoring will cost a bit more.
Ultimately though, there is no right or wrong pricing option. The best option is simply the one that will best help the student understand the material and reach desired outcomes.
The Learning Team understands that needs and priorities differ from student to student. We work closely with our parents and students to ensure that we optimize the chosen tutoring services for individual academic growth. If you’ve been curious about the benefits and costs of tutoring in Huntsville, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.