Bidding marketplace Bidvine has reported a 120% increase in the number of bids for private tutors in the UK.
The website, which advertises the services of local professional services reported a huge spike in the number of people bidding for private tutors through the site.
According to their data, the number of summer bids for tutors have more than doubled from 1,248 in summer 2016 to 2,721 this summer.
After speaking with a number of active tutors on their site, Bidvine concluded that the rise in demand for tutoring is down to the recent marking of primary school papers and the new marking model being used at GCSE level.
Other findings reported that 52% of tutors said parents were worried about the level of their child’s education and 68% said they currently tutor state school children. Some 75% of tutors also said parents still look for tutors over the summer despite their children reaching their school targets.
The news of this increase for summer tutoring comes in the same week that The Times published an article stating that tutoring agencies have reported significant growth over the summer months.
According to the article, the agency Bonas MacFarlane has a seen 10% rise in summer demand, and Fleet Tutors has seen 33% rise.