Getting a private tutor comes with a lot of advantages; they can help with your assignment or homework, do an act prep test for your exams and so much more. You also have access to personal tutors who offer online tutoring in basic math, calculus, amongst other subjects.

Technically, having a home teacher who helps in academic tutoring can bring the best in your academic performance.

Still, one of the most common issues that crop up is: how much does an individualised lesson cost?

When it comes to homeschooling or one-on-one tutoring services, you should consider the following:

  • the home teacher's experience
  • the subject
  • where they teach
  • their qualifications.

Here's what we advise in getting the best tutors for a fair price;

Pay According To The Average Rates

When you're looking for a private tutor, consider that not all tutoring jobs are the same. In this case, it means the payments will differ.

If you want to hire a home teacher, there are some factors to consider. For instance, academic success requires that you have intensive private tutorials. In this case, you need to look out mostly for experienced tutors.

When you’re looking for relaxed in-home tutoring, average hourly rates are not a bad idea. However, you have to think about where you live before making demands. Your area or the place you live would determine how much you pay per hour. 

If you’re still confused about how rates can vary, we have put together some average rates all around Nigeria. It will give you a better understanding of how rates work depending on the state.

Here is an example of the average hourly rates of an English teacher in Nigeria:

  • Lagos: ₦3,000
  • Ibadan: ₦2,000
  • Portharcourt: ₦3,000
  • Calabar: ₦2,000
  • Abuja: ₦4,000
  • Kaduna: ₦3,000
  • Abeokuta: ₦2,000
  • Kano: ₦2,000
  • Ondo: ₦3,000
  • Enugu: ₦2,500
  • Jos: ₦3,000

From this list, notice that bigger cities have higher rates. It’s simply because of the cost of living is usually higher in comparison to other cities. So, if you’re living in any of these places, keep these figures in mind before choosing a private tutor.

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Creating a fun learning environment is one of the features of a good tutor. Photo Credit: Unsplash

Get All Details Before Accepting To Tutor At Home

If you’re taking on tutor jobs, you have to consider the area you’ll be teaching.

For students in Nigeria interested in home lessons, you will have to put a couple of things into consideration. For example, searching for maths will give you several options of private tutors offering differing levels of the subjects as well as many other things.

So, you might want to ask yourself: “What do I want from my tutorials?”

Afterward, you should think about asking your prospective tutor the following questions:

  • What area do you specialise in? Are you a reading and writing tutor, french tutor, physics tutor, etc?
  • Will I get extra exercises to do on my own as well as test prep?
  • Do you come along with your own equipment/materials?
  • Are you okay with tutoring online or at my house?
  • What’s your approach to creating a good learning environment?
  • Can my schedule work for you?
  • What teaching style do you use?

With the answers given to these questions, you can work out reasonable home tuition with your potential tutor. For instance, your guitar tutor is expected to come with their instrument. For courses that require instrument/equipment, always go for the tutors who have them.

You can also check out the best ways to get private tutorials on a budget.

Find Out As Many Details As You Can About The Tutor

There are quite a lot of tutoring companies and home teachers that aren’t half as professional and conversant with the subjects as you’d like. Other times, you may have to deal with working with a stranger (sometimes, the relationship doesn’t end well).

However, Superprof’s platform has made it a lot easier. You have the opportunity to read your potential tutor’s profile and get to know a lot about them. In fact, all our local tutors send in their qualifications to show that they are legitimate. So, you wouldn’t have to worry about false qualifications as they have been scrutinized by the Superprof team.

How To Know If A Tutor Has Been Verified By The Superprof Team

Look out for the tick when you’re viewing a private tutor’s profile. The tick means that their credentials have been checked. Additionally, if a tutor has qualifications in the specific subjects you’re looking for, their rates will be higher than their less-qualified counterparts.

Whatever it is that you’d like to learn (for vocational purposes or academic achievement), Superprof offers you that and more! Remember private tutorials are a great investment that will last you forever!

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Superprof's tutors are not restricted to just academic learning. You can learn other things that can add to your personal profiling. Photo Credit: Freepik @yanalya

Subject Prices For Private Tuition

Academic Support

The most popular type of tutorials on Superprof are academic support tutorials ranging from primary school to university. By tutoring students on the subjects that prove complex, our tutors help students achieve academic success.

What Are The Kind Of Private Tutorials A Tutee Can Get?

On the Superprof platform, there are physics tutors, writing tutors, science tutors, language tutors, online tutors, varsity tutors, but to mention a few. So, whatever your level of education is, there is a home teacher ready to help boost your grade level.

Here’s a sample of the average rates per hour on Superprof for a variety of academic support tutorials in Lagos:

  • Maths: ₦3,500
  • French: ₦3,000
  • English: ₦3, 500
  • Biology: ₦3,000
  • Philosophy: ₦3,000
  • Government: ₦2,500
  • Chemistry: ₦3,000
  • Art and Design: ₦4,000
  • Geography: ₦3,000
  • Literature-In-English: ₦2,000

With so many private teachers to learn from, you can’t fall back on your studies. Remember that it is not restricted to a particular level of education.

So, whether you’re an adult wishing to learn a subject you’ve always wanted or a university student, home teachers can help with the motivation you need to get you back on the path of knowledge and understanding.

Language Tutorials

Language tutors are quite popular on Superprof. Quite a lot of Nigerians wish to learn a second language or even brush up on the one they currently know.  Another thing is that you don’t have to be in school to learn a language.

In Nigeria, there are several reasons why one would want to learn a language.

For starters, it’s a great boost for CV. Students who want to further their studies abroad also need it. Additionally, language is useful for Nigerians who love to travel or the ones who would like to become translators.

Interestingly, one of the best ways you can learn a language is through a tutoring agency. In school, unless it is your major course, you may not be able to learn it as much. This is why private tutors are a great option.

So whether it is on Spanish tutoring, french classes, or indigenous languages, getting a home teacher can help you fall in love with learning a new language.

If you’re interested, here are some average sample tuition fees per hour for language in Lagos:

  • Native English Grammar: ₦2,500
  • French: ₦3,000
  • German: ₦3,000
  • Spanish: ₦3,500
  • Chinese: ₦4,000
  • Italian: ₦2,000

Sports Coaching

In Nigeria, the need to get fit is fast rising. In the metropolitan cities like Lagos, there’s little or no time to actively train at the gym or create exercise schedules. Usually, you would need a motivator in the form of a trainer.  This is why Superprof has provided a variety of home trainers

  • Martial arts: ₦5,000
  • Fitness: ₦3,500
  • Aerobics: ₦5,000
  • Personal Training: ₦4,000

Find a tutor for your personalised needs

Just as your tutor in the education system, your home teacher in sports can help you get back on track!

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Unlike school teachers, your home teacher creates an individualized teaching technique specific to you alone. Photo Credit: Freepik @jcomp

Leisure Courses

Our online tutoring services also offer private tutorials for hobbies. So, if you’d like to learn something new and exciting for leisure, you should check out the list of any home tutor available in your area.

Here are prices home teachers charge in Lagos:

  • Knitting: ₦1,500
  • Fashion Design: ₦3,000
  • Sewing: ₦3,500
  • Craft Design: ₦4,000
  • Make-up: ₦3,500

Whatever the duration, private tutoring has never been better. With Superprof, you can learn new skills through home-based tutoring or online classes.

Music Classes

If you’re interested in learning a musical instrument, Superprof has a range of tutors who have teaching experience in several instruments including musical theories or concepts. Below is a list of some home tuition for specific music classes per hour in Lagos:

  • Acoustic Guitar: ₦3,000
  • Piano: ₦3,500
  • Drums: ₦2,500
  • Electric Guitar: ₦4,000
  • Violin: ₦3,500
  • Singing: ₦2,000
  • Bass Guitar: ₦3,000

Taking home lessons surely has its advantages; a proper investment. Technically you would realise that the amount of understanding and knowledge you gain from learning in private classes is worth more than what you're paying. As a student, you enjoy the lifelong benefits of private tutorials; a lot of others use the knowledge they have gotten as a foundation for a great career path. This can also allow you to e conversations within and outside different fields. Additionally, your study habits get improved. So, long after your home lessons, you will find yourself studying without hassles.

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