Education Endowment Foundation:Affordable Maths Tuition

Affordable Maths Tuition

Implementation costThe cost estimates in the Toolkits are based on the average cost of delivering the intervention.
Evidence strengthThis rating provides an overall estimate of the robustness of the evidence, to help support professional decision-making in schools.
Impact (months)The impact measure shows the number of additional months of progress made, on average, by children and young people who received the intervention, compared to similar children and young people who did not.
Project info

Independent Evaluator

The York Trials Unit logo
The York Trials Unit

Testing the impact of online maths tutoring.

Grant: £196,499
Key Stage: 2 Duration: 2 year(s) 10 month(s) Type of Trial: Effectiveness Trial
Completed July 2016

This project tests the effectiveness of making specialist one to one tutoring more accessible, efficient and affordable, by having sessions delivered over the internet. Nesta propose to test whether giving schools access to one such service, Third Space Learning, is feasible and leads to improved results.

Third Space Learning is a small British company which employs full-time tutors in a centre in India. Tutors are fluent English speakers, are trained to deliver online support, and have access to a library of tutorial materials. The advantages of it being online and based in India are the cost and flexibility. Instead of a school having to enter into a contract for a tutor to work at the school for a certain number of specified hours per week, teachers can decide that a pupil needs additional support and book a session within half an hour. 

ImpactThe size of the difference between pupils in this trial and other pupils
SecurityHow confident are we in this result?
Affordable Maths vs control group
Months' progress
Affordable Maths vs. control group (FSM)
Months' progress