Getting one on one private tutoring has plenty of benefits.

As a client of a tutoring business, you can get help with your homework or an assignment, get online tutoring in algebra, geometry, or calculus, or do some test prep for an important exam from personal tutors. In short, academic tutoring can bring you success!

However, the issue of cost often comes up: how much does a lesson cost?

From looking for a teacher, finding a reputable company, figuring out how much to pay per hour etc, a lot of things need to be considered. Alongside these, you may want to consider:

  • the subject,
  • the tutor’s experience,
  • their qualifications,
  • and even where they teach...

Here’s our advice for paying your tutor a fair price!

Pay your Private Teacher in Accordance with the Average Rates!

Several criteria need to be considered once you find your tutor... Not all tutoring jobs are the same and, as a result, will not all be paid the same per hour.

If your goal is to have intensive private tutorials to prepare for your exams, you need to look for experienced tutors. In this case, don’t expect to get a tutoring professional charging an average price per session.

However, if you want to have relaxed in0home tutoring, then looking at the average hour to hour rate is fine!

Firstly, think about where you live before you make your demands.

In fact, the average rate varies depending on where you live.

How much are private tutorials where I live?
The more expensive the place, the more expensive the tutorials. (Source: Bijzondere Streken)

What are the average rates in Australia?

To give you a better idea of how rates can vary, we’ve put together a few average rates from around Australia.

Here are the average rates for a physics in-home tutoring session:

  • Melbourne: $34/h
  • Sydney: $27/h
  • Brisbane: $27/h
  • Perth: $26/h
  • Adelaide: $27/h
  • Gold Coast: $20/h
  • Hobart: $25/h
  • Canberra: $28/h

Generally, clients in cities with a higher cost of living will pay more for a private teacher than someone somewhere more affordable, such as Bendigo or Ballarat.

Keep these figures in mind before you choose a particular private tutor: the aim is to pay a fair price for tutoring services!

Ask for Details before Accepting your Future In-home Tutor’s Rates

In-home tutorials, but in which home?

If you’re looking for a maths tutor on our platform, it might be difficult to choose just one from the thousands on Superprof!

Just by searching “maths”, for example, you can find tutorials for different levels and tutors offering different things.

The first question you need to ask yourself is, “What do I, or my child, wish to get from tutoring sessions?”

Then, don’t forget to ask your potential tutor the following:

  • What’s your specialisation? Do you offer test prep? Are you a reading tutor, algebra tutor, etc?
  • Do you bring your own materials/equipment? (a second guitar, dumbbells, etc.)
  • Can you give me extra exercises to do on my own?
  • Are you happy to teach the tutorials at my house?
  • Can you work around my schedule?
  • What’s your approach?
  • What teaching techniques do you employ?

You’ll be able to work out whether they charge a fair price based on their answers.

For example, if you’re struggling to choose between two different sports coaches costing $45 an hour each, choose the one that brings their own equipment!

If you want to learn quicker, it’s better to have tutorials personalised to meet you or your child's needs!

You can also find out how to save money on private tutorials.

Find Out as Much as You Can about the Tutor

Thanks to Superprof, students never work with complete strangers. You can choose your tutor knowing plenty about them!

Rather than the usual “I teach physics” or “I give private maths tutorials”, Superprof offers validated profiles!

In fact, our tutors can send us their qualifications so that you know they really have them!

This is especially important if you have children who need tutoring. As parents, you are responsible for ensuring that the people responsible for teaching your child have a high ethical standard.

How can I know if a tutor has been verified by the Superprof team?

When you’re looking at a tutor’s profile, look for the “tick” which means we’ve checked their credentials.

It’s a question of trust, like David, a private maths tutor on Superprof explains:

“In 2013, the Superprof site in France was launched; the main difference between them can be summed up in one word: “trust”. Each tutor has a complete profile detailing their experience, approach, and CV.”

If your tutor has qualifications in their given subject, their rates will be higher than their less-qualified counterparts.

Whether you want to improve your level or consolidate what you’ve learnt in a given subject, it’s better to do so with someone who’s qualified. Private tutorials are an investment for the future.

Private Tuition: Prices by Subject

Academic Support

Academic support tutorials from primary school through to university are the most popular type of tutorials on Superprof.

By offering regular academic tutorials, our tutors help any client get through the national education system.

What type of private tutorials do they offer?

Whatever your level of education, an in-home private tutor can boost your studies.

Where can I get exam preparation tutorials?
Academic support at home is effective when it comes to failing students. (Source: Digital Photography School)

Here are some average rates on Superprof for different academic support tutorials in Melbourne:

  • Maths: $25/h
  • French: $30/h
  • Biology:$27/h
  • Philosophy: $33/h
  • History: $31/h
  • Art: $29/h
  • Design: $33/h

Whether you’re in one of Australia's primary schools, secondary schools, or universities, let a private tutor motivate you with in-home academic support tutorials!

Language Tutorials

Language tutorials differ from other subjects since they are popular with students in and out of school!

Whether you’re getting ready to go to university, abroad, or just want to boost your CV, languages are useful for everyone, and a great way to build self belief or self esteem!

Unfortunately, learning a language at school isn’t always easy.

A private tutor can help!

A tutor’s private approach can help you fall in love with language learning.

Here are some of the average rates for language tuition in Melbourne:

  • English as a Foreign Language: $22
  • Spanish: $30
  • French: $29
  • German: $27
  • Italian: $33
  • Russian: $32
  • Chinese: $32
  • Arabic: $28

What are you waiting for? Start learning a language now!

Sports Coaching

In-home private sports tutorials are becoming more and more popular!


Because demand keeps going up!

In 2015 gym membership spending jumped up by 44%.

What can you learn at home?
If you want to be the next Ronaldo, you best get practising! (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

If you want to get back in shape or practice a certain sport, Superprof can help you get there with a private coach.

Here are some example rates for sports teaching programs in Australia with Superprof:

  • Personal Training: $43/h
  • Karate: $23/h
  • Judo: $30/h

Your tutor, as an educator, can provide you with personalised training to help you on your way to sporting greatness!

Leisure Subjects

Superprof offers plenty of private tutorials for free-time activities. Here are how much they cost on average in Australia:

  • Knitting: $24/h
  • Sewing: $27/h
  • Embroidery: $23/h
  • Make-up: $23/h

Whether weekly or monthly, you can learn new skills with one to one in-home tutoring or online tutoring from the best tutors around!

Music Tutorials

Who doesn’t love good music?

According to the ONS, 90% of 16-24 year olds listen to music. This percentage decreases with age but two thirds of over 65s listen to music in their free time.

So many people love music out there. However, it can be extremely difficult to decode the information out there in order to teach one's self. Luckily, there are plenty of tutors available to teach music theory and instruments.

How much does it cost to learn a musical instrument?
Piano lessons have never been more popular! (Source: Daan Bartels)

Learn more about music with private tutorials.

Here are some average prices for music tutorials in Australia:

  • Piano: $40/h
  • Guitar: $30/h
  • Clarinet: $48/h
  • Singing: $30/h
  • Cello: $56/h
  • Violin: $47/h
  • Drums: $35/h

As a student, your payment for tutoring is entirely tax deductible! Just report the spending in you annual tax return and be supported by the government for getting yourself ready for that dream job. Get in contact with your ideal tutor on Superprof, where you can read the bios of various tutors and private schools.

Your payment will be negotiated person-to-person once you have gotten in contact with one another. Just requestion their payment information after you have began your course. This is a good way to feel better about your self while social distancing if you find yourself in that unfortunate position.

If you are a school student, then good news for you! Becoming a client of a reputable tutor or tutoring school puts you in perfect stead to get into your ideal course after graduating, and puts you on track for your ideal job! Read the bios of the various tutors on offer on Superprof and search out the relevant information which will indicate that this person is the right match with you!

What a good way to spend your free time! Read some bios and get in contact with a good tutor on Superprof today!

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