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7:39PM, 18 Sep 2017

Tutoring prevents pupils working out own problems, warns headteacher

Private tuition can be harmful to the long-term academic prospects of children, a leading London headteacher warned today. Victoria Bingham, head of South Hampstead High School, said children who are tutored miss out on the “struggle time” needed to work out problems for themselves, and many end up unable to think independently and lacking intellectual confidence. She urged parents to “be brave” and not to resort to private tutors for their children at the first sign that they are struggling at school. ...

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