The runaway inflation was not enough, this summer the families will further lighten the portfolio Private lessons. At least for those cores where there is a student who has to deal with the infamous “School Debt”, or failure in the final report in one or more subjects, which must be canceled before the start of the next school year in order to gain access to the next class. According to estimates made by Skuola.net | Ripetizioni.it – leading platform in Italy to find private lessons online and offline – having at least one “debt” in June was about 1 in 5 high school students.
According to what the participants declared, about 3,000 students from first to fourth year were in high school, about 2 out of 3 “debtors” have already applied in one way or another (or they will in the next few weeks) to a private tutor to have more security in light of the end of summer verification. A proportion that does not vary significantly between those who could take remedial courses at their school and those who did not have this support.
Schools help students, but it is not enough
The resources made available by the summer plan are also complicit, But the institutes have made a great effort to help their students to recover the gaps. Overall, 8 out of 10 students declare that ad hoc courses have already been organized or will be held at their school. Which relates above all to the major subjects of the various courses, so that it can happen – that is, in 1 case out of 10 – that the subject where there were insufficient results was covered by the educational offer that the school had prepared.
The real problem, however, is that the kids don’t seem to trust these courses. On the one hand, there are actually almost a fifth of students (19%) who, despite having this option, gave up participating in it. On the other, those who have visited them almost always claim that they have not solved their doubts: about 1 in 4 found them completely (or almost) uselessmore than half (51%) have collected only a few ideas, only 25% feel fully satisfied. If that was not enough, it must also be taken into account that the remedial courses for virtually everyone have already been completed when the day of truth is more than a month away.
How much do you spend on summer tuition?
All factors that explain why, as expected, you have to stay in shape or fill the gaps that the school has not filled. external help is often and willingly used, in the form of private repetitions. There estimated average cost will be off around 270 euros, with significant differences in the distribution of the budget: 20% consider spending between 300 and 500 euros, around 1 in 10 even between 500 and 1,000 euros. But the largest share (27%) will be kept under 200 euros, if not even under 100 euros (that is, for 25%). A significant investment that is added on top of what is already provided during the school year: a similar survey always conducted by Skuola.net | Ripetizioni.it had estimated the average cost of repetitions from the return to school at around 400 euros.
The most requested topics? The same
That most popular topics are unfortunately always the same notes: Mathematics, Latin and Greek, sciences, foreign languages and Italian. Which, after “tormenting” the students during the school year, will also do so during the holidays: 20% of those interviewed estimate that they will continue to take repeats even from the resort mainly by remote connection, 53% will instead dedicate themselves to individual study courses or with the help of the family unit. Only 27% of students with debt will respect the sanctity of summer vacation and will refrain from studying while away from home.
Those who do not resort to private lessons, on the other hand, will essentially do so for personal pride, organizational reasons, or simply to avoid ruining their summer vacation. Though there will be those – about 1 in 4 – who will abstain for financial reasons. But as predicted, there is also a third way: those who have not attended the remedial courses and have not even made use of the repetitions. 57% of these students will try the business alone, all the others will seek support from family members (12%), classmates (6%) or specialized websites (25%).
“Although what were once called remedial exams are not extremely selective — last year, for example, 9 out of 10 students passed them — families are increasingly deciding to leave the stone unturned by resorting to private tutoring. Because the holes that have been created in the last three years by frequent contact with father I am often so profound that students cannot cope on their own or even through remedial courses offered by schools in which only a minority of students pass with flying colours. Fortunately, the development of technologies and the increasing presence of platforms dedicated to this type of services gives families the opportunity to do so continue the training course even remotely from the resort”Like this Marco Sbardella, head of Skuola.net | Repetitions.it.