If your son or daughter is suffering disappointing results at school, in practice exams or day to day work, all is not lost. There is evidence to suggest that private tutoring can help when it comes to taking important exams in the summer. At the latest a tutor should be lined up by the beginning of the calendar year. However, the autumn term is a good time to start tutoring sessions, especially if your son or daughter will be taking exams in the summer or at the beginning of the following academic year (11+). With exams becoming increasingly more important as coursework is reduced further and further, private tuition could make a significant difference to results. But how does private tutoring help certain students when they aren’t getting the results they want?