Law tutors, especially those involved in LLB tuition, are in increasing demand. University law students often find their LLB law degree challenging and many have found that an effective way to both learn, and later to revise for the LLB is to hire private law tutors.
Private law tutors are successful at what they do because of the nature of the LLB syllabus. The LLB syllabus is fixed by its core subjects and while each university may focus on different aspects of the law, most of what is taught is the same. Thus your average tutor is equipped to teach students from all kinds of different universities once he has learned contract law, tort law, equity etc.
This success has been further propelled by the increasing popularity of online law tuition, which allows law tutors to spread their services abroad. An online law tutor is able to massively increase the number of clients who need tutoring by reaching out abroad.
There are some law students, however, who are not satisfied by your average tutor. These students want guaranteed success in their examinations and therefore will only want to be taught by the best. This has created demand for a new breed of law tutor: the super tutor. This new breed includes 1st class Oxbridge graduates, trainee barristers and academics and they ply their trade by emphasising their professionalism, teaching experience and academic qualifications. They excel not only at teaching students the basics in their degree but can also challenge them to explore theoretical issues and to delve into complex debates.
Some are concerned however that these tutors will create a growing educational divide between the rich and the poor. This is due to the fact that with higher quality comes a higher price tag. This can be seen for example from the fact that some tutors have charged up to £100 an hour – a fee that only wealthier students are willing to pay for. If a better legal education leads to better jobs and therefore better incomes, it is not too far fetched to imagine that private tuition may consolidate pre-existing income inequality.
On the other hand there are those who argue that schools and colleges already do that and that private law tutoring in fact increases social mobility. This is because anybody, regardless of their race, sex or class can potentially hire a LLB tutor. Private persons, unlike organisations and institutions tend to only care about one thing and that is the wallet off their customers. Tutors can therefore provide high quality education around the country regardless of their client’s background and play a role in spreading educational hotspots.
Where, however, are such services to be found? Professional law tutoring is unlikely to be found on general tutoring websites. Instead, attention should be cast towards law specialised tutoring services. These services are to be preferred because they often involve a more extensive vetting procedure which can guarantee the experience, qualification and professionalism that clients desire and need. Many of these services will for example interview potential tutoring candidates first and even assess their academic ability. Further, such services also tend to offer more protection to consumers in the form of their refund and cancellation policies.