Families turning to private tutors to improve their English
English tutors that are offering one on one lessons are increasingly becoming popular among Shenzhen families. Although it can cost higher than group tuition, training centers and websites have seen a rising number of customers requesting one on one teaching services.
Lessons comprised of two sessions of 50 minutes each, costing between 400 and 520 yuan. Courses have at least 36 lessons, this mean that each family needs to spend at least 18,000 yuan to secure the services of an English tutor. Parents don’t mind paying high fees as long as their children’s English levels improve. English tutors available for private lessons can be found in training centers and websites.
Students that took the one on one lessons are usually aged between 3 to 20 years of age and are from primary, middle and high schools, but other attendees are movie stars, TV presenters and businessmen and their English levels vary. Tutors find it hard too prepare for materials for their students, but once the get the hang of it they become fast learners. Most English tutors are undergraduates or postgraduates that have two years teaching experience, and certified by the foreign experts affairs authorities.