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A Guide To Private Tutoring Companies In Dubai

by Jane TalbotJune 21, 2018

How can private tutoring benefit your child?

Whether hiring a private tutor as a supplement to a child’s regular school education is beneficial or not has been hotly contested between parents, teachers and private tutoring organisations over the years. With several questions being raised as to whether tutoring actually has any significant impact on a student’s grades.

For example, the London University Institute of Education team found those students who received two years of private maths tutoring prior to sitting their maths GCSE only scored an average of half a grade higher than those who did not; suggesting that tutoring offers no significant increase in educational attainment.

However more recent studies extoll private tutoring’s myriad of virtues, with findings advocating that supplementary tutoring means customised education that can be specifically focused on subjects that the learner finds challenging.

The one-to-one setting of tutoring also means the freedom to ask questions without reticence and with constant feedback.

The additional support can help children with special educational requirements such as ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, to help them to keep up with their peers.

And then there is improved academic test results.  Professor Kurt VanLehn at the Arizona State University published the finding of his 2011 study that found that, contrary to the London study, private tutoring increases a student’s results by one and a half grades.

The difference between a high C and a low A could hugely influence the possibility of acceptance into the preferred university.

With findings such as these combined with the intense level of competition for coveted college and university spots, the recent increase in the number of students opting to stay ahead of the pack by seeking extra learning assistance is understandable.

While private tuition has always been a staple of the UAE’s education scene, it is now becoming part and parcel of UK student life too. One in four school children in receive private tutoring, with the vast majority seeking assistance with the three core subjects, Math (77%), English (55%) and Science (30%).

It’s also an industry now valued at some UKP 6 billion (approximately 30m AED).

 

In the UAE

While tutoring has always been part of the education landscape in the UAE, specifically in the Asian school sector, there has been a significant upsurge here too – across curricula.

Johanna Burke enlisted the aid of a private maths tutor for her daughter when she was in Year 9.

“We sent out daughter to a private tutoring centre in Dubai when she began to struggle with maths in school. Her maths did improve but most importantly so did her general confidence in the classroom, which resulted in an improvement in her grades in more than just that subject.”

Katherine O’Hare had similar hopes when she sent her son to a personalised tutoring centre before he began secondary curriculum.

“When I felt that my child started to struggle to gain the concepts being explained in school, I felt that I needed help to boost his confidence at his current level and to give him an edge leading into the next academic year. He began private tuition. The one-on-one gave him the time and space to process and practice his skills. It was definitely a worthwhile investment in his future.”

With the popularity of personalised tutoring on the rise the Knowledge and Human Development Centre (KHDA) introduced licensing requirements and developed strict parameters for tutoring centres in Dubai. This is to ensure the maintenance of high standards and for the safety of the students. Using unapproved and unlicensed private tutors outside of regulated companies is illegal in the UAE.

 

Private Tutoring Centres in Dubai

SchoolsCompared.com has created a directory of the KHDA approved facilities that offer offline, personalised private tuition in a variety of subjects for students from 7+ as a guide to help parents determine which facility would be the best option for their child.

 

The Tutoring Centre Dubai

Founded in the U.S in 1994, The Tutor Centre has a network of over 100 international facilities and opened the first Dubai branch in Knowledge Village in 2011, followed by The Sustainable City branch in 2017.

The Tutoring Centre provides an after school programme that offers students an engaging learning environment to build skills required to be successful, its aim is to empower children to reach their full potential.

Individual learning solutions are designed for students who require additional support or need an extra challenge. Programmes include all standard school subjects plus much needed guidance on how to manage stress.

Designed to offer a blended programme of new and old, the system consists of personalised online tuition, teacher led small group tuition and independent and collaborative instruction to ensure multi-sensory learning techniques are realized.

Subjects Curriculum Age
Math

Reading

Phonics

Writing

Advanced Vocab

Grammar

Kindergarten

Study Skills

Pre SAT prep

Pre ACT prep

Advanced reading

Advanced Vocab

UK National: GCSE,

IGCSE,

AS

A-Level

 

American High School

 

IB

 

AP Syllabi

 

 

K3 +


Fees:
Prices range from AED 1600 to AED 2000 per month for two, one-to-one sessions per week. The diagnostic assessment is free
Enrolment Fee: AED 210
Standard Tuition: 1st child: AED 1950 per month (two sessions per week), AED 2550 per month (three sessions per week)
Sibling Discount: 20%
Address: Knowledge Village, Block 2B, Ground Floor
Phone: 04 435 6548
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tutoringcentre.com

 

The Tutoring Club

Established in 1991, the Tutoring Club operates out of two locations, Town Square Centre Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road and Mudon Community Centre, inside the Mudon Community.

The Tutoring Club offers a variety of learning materials and systems that were developed in-house, built on 25-years of teaching experience.

With a strong emphasis on the importance of confidence and self-esteem, the Club builds a comprehensive learner profile before tutoring begins and ensures that the learning environment is conducive to physical and emotional comfort.

The club uses diagnostic testing to fully establish the specific needs appropriate to each individual learner and builds a customised development programme suited to their requirements, which they claim is the fastest learning system for moving student up in grade levels and skills.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
Maths

English

RX Reader Beginner

Reading

Writing

Arabic

IELTS,

SAT

General Sciences

Advanced Chemistry

Advanced Physics

Study Skills

U.S  

Pre K – 12 grade

 


Fees:
Vary from programme to programme. The summer programme is AED
Phone +97144431791 Dubai Land
Phone +97143219336 Times Square Centre
Phone +97142403339 The Springs
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tutoringclub.ae

 

Knowledge Quotient – Education is Power

Mrs Anita Ajmiri and Mr Habib Ajmiri established the flagship Cordoba Institute 1988, which laid the foundation for the formation of Knowledge Quotient in FZ LLC based in Knowledge Park in that opened in 2008.

Guided by the principle of ‘Academic Success for All” part of its mission is to facilitate academic success with customised, innovative and flexible learning opportunities designed to help make students successful, competitive and resilient global adults.  It has a reputation for assisting students, who don’t attend regular school, to complete and pass their exams.

With an extra emphasis on exam preparation, the institute adopts various teaching methodologies catered to each student’s capabilities, delivered in a structured classrooms setting, providing individual attention with the focus on grade improvement.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
English Language & Literature, Economics Maths

Business Studies

Physics

Accounting

Chemistry

Sociology

Biology

Psychology

Environmental Management

Travel & Tourism

Geography

Government & Politics

UK-GCSE IGCSE

AS A-Level CIE

 

American-IB AP Syllabi

 

Indian-CBSE ISC ICSE

 

School and post secondary higher education students


Fees:
Vary from programme to programme.
Phone: +971 04 438 0226 / 0229
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kq.ae

 

MetaMindz Blended Learning

As the only tutoring service authorised to provide after school learning support in GEMS schools, MetaMindz services are available at various locations across Dubai.

Using artificial intelligence technology from a leading US based education technology company, MetaMindz assesses potential students using a scientific approach that identifies knowledge gaps so that each individual student’s unique learning requirements can be met.

Utilising engaging instruction, intrinsic motivation and meaningful rewards the institute motivates students to want to learn.

With a ratio of 1:4 Metamindz uses scientific methods and blended learning systems and techniques that set them apart from centres that use traditional tutoring methods.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
Math Diagnostics/Tutoring

Math Higher Grade Tutoring

English Reading Diagnostic

English Tutoring

Writing Improvement

Computer Programming

Physics

Biology

Chemistry

School Admissions Test

Personality Development

 

All

 

6.5 – High School


Fees:
Fees range between AED 130 per hour to AED 175 per hour depending on the package purchased. The diagnostic fee of AED 150 is waived off upon enrolment. 10% sibling discount applies to every consecutive booking.

Web: www.metmindz.com

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (04) 368 5604

Address: Head Office, Jumeirah Lake Towers, First Floor, Red Diamond Building

 

Sylvan Learning

An international supplementary educational company, Sylvan Learning has nearly 800 centres located throughout the United States, Canada and the Gulf with two learning centres in Dubai (Al Garhoud and Al Barsha).

Sylvan Learning’s core focus is not only on seeking grade improvement. It is focused on establishing the core skills each child needs to allow its students to develop into independent and self-motivated learners.

Tutors at Sylvan must be fully certified and up to date with curricula and do communicate with each student’s regular school teacher as part of the individual students unique 4 step ‘Sylvan Method’ achievement plan (Step, Plan Teach, Apply).

Subjects Curriculum Ages
English Reading

English Writing

Maths

Science

Exam Prep

School Admissions

Arabic

Robotics

Coding

Engineering

 

All

 

 

All Grades


Fees:
  Vary from Programme to programme
Tel: +97144345400
Email: [email protected]
Al Garhoud Tel: +971 4 2567919 
Al Barsha Tel: +971 4 4345400

 

Megabrain Training Centre-Silicon Oasis

With the mantra of “Customer Satisfaction Is Our Vision, Scientific Approach Is Our Mission And Your Success Is Our Goal” Megabrain Training Centre was launched over 30 years ago with the aim to mix learning with fun.

Private One-to-One tutoring is available for students falling behind their peers who are seeking fast results. Small group tutoring (up to 6 students) is available for those wishing to see long term, stable progress. The facilities claim to be state-of-the-art and chairs “ ergonomically designed for comfort”.

Megabrain also offers a variety of after school activities.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
Maths (standard and higher)

English Literature

English Language

Physics

Biology

Chemistry

Economics

Technology

Communication

Arabic

 

UK

GCSE

IGCSE

IB

 

 

The whole family


Fees:
  Vary from Programme to programme. Group tutoring sessions start from AED 105.
Address: Dubai Silicon Oasis, SIT Tower, Office 214
Tel: 04 333 53 77
Web: www.megabrain.ae
Email: [email protected]

 

Gore’s Tutoring Dubai 

Established in Bur Dubai in 2003 under a different name, Gore’s Tutoring was renamed when it moved to TECOM in Knowledge Village Dubai in 2011.

Gore’s Tutoring is most popular for Maths and Sciences but has expanded in the last four years to offer a growing list subjects.

Customised programmes are available for home schooled / British council students using a tech-traditional approach, which offers a blend of traditional teaching techniques combined with the creative use of modern technology.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
Maths (standard and higher)

English Literature

English Language

Physics

Biology

Chemistry

Economics

Technology

Communication

Arabic

Test Preparation

Entrance Exams

Mechanics

Social science

Business

Economics

Accounting

 

UK

GCSE

IGCSE

AS level

A level

IB

CBSE to migration programme

MYP

US

 

 

All grades


Fees:
Vary from programme to programme.
Tel: 050-902-1727, 052-7689-565, 050 214 90 99
Email: [email protected] 
Web: www.gorestutoring.com

 

Carfax Education UAE

Established in 1997 in Oxford, UK, Carfax, both an education consultancy and tutor company, opened its doors in Dubai in 2012.

Its Tutor division offers “high-end personalised tuition”, and the company as a whole says it is focused on assisting students in gaining entry into the world’s leading Universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, as well as top international boarding schools.

Specialist guidance is also offered for those wishing to enter Veterinary, Medical and Dental programmes.

Tutors are selected from leading Universities from across the UK and US.

According to the company, 70% of Carfax students gain entry into their University of choice and 90% gain entrance to their boarding school of choice.

Subjects Curriculum Ages
English

History

Maths

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Psychology

Business Studies

French

Arabic

EFL

Full-time home schooling

Summer Courses

 

UK

GCSE

IGCSE

AS level

A level

 

US

 

SWISS

 

 

7 +

University Student support


Fees:
Prices start from AED 400 per hour in the Carfax office in Knowledge Village and AED 600 per hour at the student’s home.
Address: Office G31, Block 2A, Knowledge Village, Dubai, P.O. Box 500709
Telephone: +971 4 438 5276
Email: [email protected]

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