UK school enlists Indian maths tutors online

UK school enlists Indian maths tutors online


Pupils at a north London primary school in Crouch End have been put them in touch with teachers in India. The schools is Ashmount Primary School and it is looking to improve pupils mathematics - with the help of the internet. The pupils have been using an online one-to-one tutoring scheme - organised by a British entrepreneur - which links them to tutors more than 4,000 miles away in the city of Ludhiana in India.

But the scheme has proved controversial, with teachers' unions fearing outsourcing teaching may erode standards in the classroom.

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