Top, Official Private Tutoring Centres In Abu Dhabi
According to The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) 2013 survey, nearly half (47%) of the parents in Abu Dhabi supplement their children’s regular school education with after-school private tutoring. With the majority focusing on the core subjects such as Arabic, English, Maths and Science.
The survey also indicated that many parents utilise the services of unregistered private tutors whose credentials have not been verified. The unchecked tutors may use teaching methods that conflict with the schools, potentially resulting in confusion and a negative impacting on test results. Another area of concern is the risks that come with leaving a child unsupervised in a one-to-one learning space with an individual that has not been security screened.
Using unapproved and unlicensed private tutors outside of regulated companies is actually illegal in the UAE for these reasons.
In an interview with UAE newspaper, The National, Dr Ali Al Jarman, with Prestige Advocates outlined the significant penalties for unlicensed tutors and the parents who employ them – although we have never heard of this actually being implemented.
“They can be charged with illegal employment under a different sponsor, which carries deportation, jail time and a heavy fine,” he said. “The parents can be prosecuted and be fined up to Dh50,000 and face jail and deportation.”
A myriad of studies undertaken across the world have shown that personalised, private tutoring is beneficial in increasing a child’s general confidence and can raise a student’s grades by one and a half times (as outlined in our recent tutoring guide). And the steady upsurge in private tutoring in the UAE suggests that it has become the norm as opposed to the exception.
SchoolsCompared.com has created a directory of the ADEC approved facilities that provide legal and regulated offline, personalised private tuition in a variety of subjects for students from 7+. The guide is to assist parents in determining which facility would be the most suitable option to meet their child’s individual requirements.
Private Tutoring Centres In Abu Dhabi
An international supplementary educational company, Sylvan Learning has nearly 800 centres located throughout the United States, Canada and the Gulf, with one centre located in Mazyad Mall, Abu Dhabi.
Sylvan Learning’s core focus is not only on seeking grade improvement. They are focused on establishing the core skills each child needs to allow them to develop into independent and self-motivated learners.
Tutors at Sylvan must be fully certified and up to date with the local curriculums 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).
FEES: Vary from Programme to programme.
Founded in 1976 in Australia, Kip McGrath has been helping primary and secondary aged children to improve and extend their learning in 560 centres across the globe. The first Kip McGrath tutoring centre was launched in the U.A.E in Al Raha Mall, Abu Dhabi.
Specialising in English and Mathematics, the tutors are hired from the U.K and U.S to deliver personalised learning programmes devised around the needs of the student, with the aim of complimenting the standard school curriculum. Each one-to-one tutoring session takes pace in a small group environment and is 80 minutes long.
Prep for school
Prep for High School
5 – 18 years
FEES: Assessment is free. Tutoring sessions range from 200-250 AED per session.
Tel: +971 2 558 8505
Email: [email protected]
An international group of education business Carfax Education has five distinct business departments, including Consultants, Tutors, Guardians, Colleges and Projects, providing expert educational delivery for British, American and Swiss curriculums. Established in 1997 in Oxford, UK, it opened its doors in Abu Dhabi in 2014.
Carfax Tutors offers high-end personalised tuition with a particularly focus on assisting students in gaining entry into the world’s leading Universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, as well as the top international boarding schools. Specialist guidance is also offered for those wishing to enter Veterinary, Medical and Dental programmes.
The Carfax tutors are selected from leading Universities from across the U.K and U.S to deliver one-to-one tuition and have been chosen for their familiarity with effecting positive educational results.
According to the group itself, 70% of Carfax students gain entry into their University of choice and 90% gain entrance to their boarding school of choice.
Full-time home schooling
University Student support
FEES: Prices start from AED 400 per hour in the Carfax Office and AED 600 per hour at the student’s home.
Located in Downtown, Abu Dhabi Feynman Education has a solid operational ethos that focuses on building a strong relationship with each student. Using techniques that are inspiring and engaging to help contextualise learning, providing examples, methods and formulae that students are able to learn and retain.
Feynman Education specialises on equipping students with the skills to transition into different educational systems. It has the resources to assist children with various learning difficulties as well as preparing students for higher education entrance exams.
Feynman Education also offers an advisory service, providing expert guidance on the local or international school that would best suit the individual student’s educational requirements.
(All GCSE subjects)
FEES: vary from programme to programme.
Shining Star Education Training– Where Learning Begins
Located on Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, Shining Star is an education based training company with programmes promoting the STEM subjects as well as the important topics of Collaboration, Communication and Innovation.
Shining Star puts a special emphasis on developing students into future leaders on the global field through the cultivation of creative problem solving and hand-on learning.
Offering a myriad of small group classes and one-to-one tuition, Shining Star uses international methods, focused on a holistic approach to teaching, with the aim of creating a motivation to learn in each student.
eShine- skill enhancement programme
FEES: Vary from programme to programme.