To compare the costs of per-hour tutoring, start by looking at the differences between private, public and online tutoring. After determining these differences, gather information about the education and experience of the different tutors.
The per-hour charges vary widely based on the type of tutoring being offered. If working with a limited budget, choose a private or online tutor; they tend to be the least expensive, though this also depends on other factors. On average, private tutors charge about $10 or more per hour for high school courses. However, to work with a certified teacher as a private tutor, it can be as high as $75 an hour. There are also online tutors who choose their costs based on the difficulty of the courses being taught. Some charge per-hour while others charge per-session or on a weekly basis.
Tutoring agencies and tutoring centers are additional options. Agencies often are costlier -- around $25 an hour or more -- depending on the tutor’s education and experience. Consider the subject matter, age of the child that needs the tutor and what level of expertise the tutor or teacher needs to have. Teachers tend to cost more, while high school or college student tutors usually cost less. Some agencies provide discounts for families that need more than one tutor.