What is the difference between teaching and giving private lessons?

Teaching is the process in which a teacher imparts knowledge, skills, and competencies to a student classroom, while tutoring is the process in which a private teacher teaches individual students in small group classes or one-on-one classes. Teaching and mentoring involve a lot more differences than you think.

What is the difference between teaching and giving private lessons?

Teaching is the process in which a teacher imparts knowledge, skills, and competencies to a student classroom, while tutoring is the process in which a private teacher teaches individual students in small group classes or one-on-one classes. Teaching and mentoring involve a lot more differences than you think. While teachers have to manage large classes of up to 30 students, the job of a tutor is to support student learning in a more personalized and flexible way. Starting a class and starting a tutoring session are often very different experiences.

A typical classroom, whether virtual or face-to-face, will probably start during school hours Monday through Friday, while scheduling tutoring has more possibilities. A tutor is a private education teacher who teaches individual students in individual classes or in small groups. Tutors with few or no qualifications who have a passion for the subject they teach can become excellent tutors with time and experience.

Lipa Bunton
Lipa Bunton

Future teacher-I hope! I am currently at university in England. I got into blogging during lockdown, which is when I became an online tutee too! I love blogging and love tutoring. I'm also a total maths geek. I've been tutoring GCSE students for a while, and this is a blog about GCSE tutoring.