After doing many researches, we found out that there are many similarities and differences between day schools, tutorial schools and private tutors in different perspectives.
First, we compared the difference of the number of students in a class of a day school, tutorial school and private tutor. Both day schools and tutorial schools have 30-40 student in a class, but private tutors have only 1-2 students.
Next, we compared between the teaching methods in day schools, tutorial and private tutors. Day schools use textbooks and teach according to the school syllabus. According to booklets and leaflets of the tutorial schools, tutorial school usually play movies and videos to the students. They also give tips and past papers and teach according to the examination syllabus. But on the other hand, private tutors teach in a totally different way. They check students' homework and answer their questions, they also give extra exercise for the students to do.
Examination results are also very important to students and teachers. In day schools, examination results are not always good, some of them might fail, but it depends on the level of your school. But in tutorial schools, Most students passed the examintion as they revised in the tutorial school very often. Students' examintion results will usually improve if they study with private tutors too.
Then, we compared the difference between day schools, tutorial schools and private tutors about school fee. Many day school are free but there are some schools need to pay a few thousand dollars per month. In tutorial schools and private tutors, students need to pay fee. In tutorial school, it is about $800 per subject per month, but private tutors are about $150 per hour.
Teachers' qualification are also important. In day schools, teachers are graduated from university and have MED. But in tutorial school, teachers' qualification has no limit. Private tutors are usually studing in university.
After that, we compared the difference between them in lesson time. Day schools usually have lessons from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tutorial schools have classes anytime between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Private tutors have classes after usual school hours.
The place to have lesson is also a great difference between day school, tutorial schools and private tutors. Day schools and tutorial schools have a fixed place to teach. But the place to have lesson of the private tutors are chosen by students.
Students' academic level is also different in different type of school. In day school, students' level is same as the whole form or grade. In tutorial schools, students' level is the same as the group. But students' level are different when you are studying with a private tutor.
The subject taught in day schools, tutorial schools and private tutors are neearly the same. They all teach about coomon subjects, such as: English, Chinese, Mathematics, Science etc.
We summarized the information above into a chart below:
|Comparing object||Day Schools||Tutorial Schools||Private Tutors|
|Number of students in a class||30-40 students in a class||30-40 students in a class||1-2 students|
|Teaching methods||Using textbooks and teach according to school syllabus||Play movies and videos, give tips and past papers and teach according to the examination syllabus||Check students' homework and answer their questions. Some of them will also give extra exercises for students to do.|
|Results||Some are good and some are bad.||Most students passed the exam||Usually improved than before|
|Fee||Some are free but some need to pay a few thousand dollars per month||About $800 per subject|
per month (4 lessons)
|About $150 per hour|
|Teachers' qualification||At least graduated from university and have MED||No limit||Most of them are still studying in university|
|Lesson time||Usually from to||Anytime from to||After school hours|
|Places||Fixed place||Fixed place||Chosen by students|
|Student level||Same level as a form||Same level as a group||Student’s level maybe different|
|Subjects||All common subjects||Usually main subjects||Usually main subjects|