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NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Private Tutoring Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Private Tutoring in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 104 companies including many key and niche players such as A+ Tutoring, Building Educated Leaders For Life, Club Z! Tutoring Services, Daekyo Co. Ltd., Educomp Solutions Ltd., Fleet Tutors, Huntington Learning Centers, Inc., JEI Corporation, JEI Learning Centers, Kaplan Inc., Kids R Kids, Kumon, Learn It Systems, LearningRx, Mathnasium LLC, Megastudy Co., Ltd., Rocket Learning, Inc., Supreme Evaluations, Inc., Sylvan Learning Inc., The Princeton Review, Inc., Tutor Doctor, Tutor.com, Inc., Tutoring Club, Inc., TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd., and Woongjin Thinkbig Co Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Private Tutoring: Benefiting from Inadequacies of Education

System II-1

Education System & Private Tutoring II-1

Volatile Economy Fails to Dent Demand for Private Tutoring II-2

Current and Future Analysis II-2

Factors Influencing Private Tutoring II-3

Cultural Factors II-3

Education System of the Country II-3

Economic Factors II-3

Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-3

Private Tutoring: Taking Over the Role of Public Education II-3

Achieving Academic Excellence through Private Tutoring II-4

Private Tutoring: A Boon or a Bane II-4

Home Tuition: Enabling Students' Academic and Social Development II-4

Changing Role of Private Tutors II-5

Private Tutoring - Concentrated in Urban Centers II-5

Online/E-Tutoring Market on the Rise II-5

Challenges Faced by Online Tutoring II-6

Offshore Tutoring II-6

Opportunities & Challenges for Offshore Private Tutoring

Industry II-7

Private Tutoring Industry Attracts Investors II-7

Private Sector Companies Turn to Tutoring II-7

Privatization of Education Industry II-7

Favorable Regulatory Environment II-8

Affordability Encourages Private Players II-8

2. PRIVATE TUTORING - AN OVERVIEW II-9

Tutoring - An Introduction II-9

Private Tutoring II-9

Benefits of Private Tutoring II-9

Online Tutoring II-10

Informal Private Tutoring II-10

Tutor Selection - Essential Requirements II-10

Choice of Tutoring Method II-11

Volunteer Tutoring Programs II-11

Cross-Age Tutoring II-11

Peer Tutoring II-12

Mentoring Programs II-12

Pros and Cons of Private Tutors & Tutoring Centers II-12

Tutoring Centers II-12

Private Tutors II-12

Public Schools Vs Private Tutoring Services II-13

3. PRODUCT/SERVICE INTRODUCTIONS II-14

Varsity Tutors Launches Tutoring Services in Philadelphia II-14

Sylvan Introduces Sylvan Online™ Tutoring Solution II-14

At Home Tuition Introduces Online Tutorials for Mandarin Chinese II-14

InstaEDU Expands Online Product Portfolio with New Solutions II-15

Fleet Tutors Introduces Residential Tutoring Service II-15

WordSmart Unveils WordSmart Pro ACT and SAT Prep Tutoring

Solution II-15

Tutor.com Unveils MyLivePD™ for Math Teachers II-16

NMCC Launches Advanced Tutoring System II-16

American Tutors Online Introduces Website for Virtual Tutoring II-16

BPP Introduces Online Tuition Services for ICSA Students II-16

Tutors International Develops Internal Forum for Private Tutors II-17

Tutor.com Unveils Novel Online Tutoring Packages for Libraries II-17

eAgeTutor Introduces Online Tutoring Service II-17

Kaplan Introduces Advanced Course for GMAT Preparation II-17

Daekyo Modifies Noonnoppi Society and Noonnoppi Science Courses II-18

Kaplan Extends Full-Service Bar Review Offerings II-18

Deo Gloria Rolls Out Homework Coach in the US II-18

Kaplan PMBR Introduces Preparatory Course for Foreign Law

Graduates II-19

Learn It Systems Launches Adventure ELL II-19

Examville Introduces Web Tutoring Site II-19

KayBee Tutors Introduces Test Preparation and Private Tutoring II-20

OrgaMeta Introduces Tutoring Packages and Programs for

Standardized Tests II-20

University System of Ohio Provides Online eTutoring Services II-20

Tutor.com Introduces Novel Online Career and Tutoring Packages

for Libraries II-20

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE INTRODUCTIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-22

EleMental Launches In-Home Tutoring Service in Fairfield County II-22

Washoe County Library Introduces Online Tutoring for Students II-22

In.com Rolls Out New Educational Website II-22

Excelsior Software Unveils Web Tutoring Program Embedded in

Pinnacle Suite II-22

BSNL Launches Web Tutoring Service II-23

WeTutor.com Introduces Online Tutoring Program II-23

TeamUP! Tutors Introduces Private Tutoring Service in Seattle II-23

WyzAnt Tutoring Introduces Advanced Website for Student-Tutor

Matching II-23

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-24

Gimv Takes Over Studiekring II-24

Princeton Review Divests Test Preparation Business to

Charlesbank Affiliate II-24

Course Hero Purchases Cardinal Scholars In-Hometutoring

Business from InstaEDU II-24

MoCo and Peer Advantage Tutors Merge with Know Limit Learning

Services II-25

Daekyo Forays into Home School Business II-25

TutorGroup Receives Funding from QiMing Venture Partners II-25

Pearson Increases Stake in TutorVista II-25

Daekyo Forges Agreement with Seoul City II-26

Learning Forward Teams Up with Tutor.com to Unveil On-Demand

Learning Services II-26

Club Z Establishes Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Branch II-26

Educomp Acquires Stake in VMC II-27

Revolution Prep Acquires Ivy Insiders II-27

EdServ Acquires SmartLearn WebTV II-27

Edserv Acquires 2tion.com II-28

Kaplan Ventures Establishes Kaplan Global Solutions II-28

Kaplan Forms Venture Capital Subsidiary II-28

Princeton Review and HCZ Partner to Introduce College

Readiness Initiative II-29

Princeton Review and Broward County Extend Joint Venture

Initiative II-29

Princeton Review Receives MHEC Approval for Joint Venture

Initiative II-29

CDEL Enters into Agreement with Educomp II-29

Casio Partners with TutorJam® II-30

Testtoob.com Partners with TutorJam® for Discounted Online

Tutoring II-30

KVE and Howard-Suamico Collaborate to Establish Bay Port iAcademy II-30

Parliament Tutors Opens New Branch in Boston II-31

Cambridge Toronto Tutors Launches Service in Greater Toronto Area II-31

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-32

Educomp Acquires Stake in Learning.com II-32

ChinaEdu Completes Acquisition of 101 Online School II-32

IIT Chennai Signs MOU with Educomp Subsidiary II-32

State Shuts Down Club Z! Tutoring Services in Connecticut II-33

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-34

A+ Tutoring (US) II-34

Building Educated Leaders For Life (US) II-34

Club Z! Tutoring Services (US) II-34

Daekyo Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-35

Educomp Solutions Ltd. (India) II-35

Fleet Tutors (UK) II-36

Huntington Learning Centers, Inc. (US) II-36

JEI Corporation (Korea) II-36

JEI Learning Centers (US) II-37

Kaplan, Inc. (US) II-37

Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. (US) II-38

Kumon (US) II-38

Learn It Systems (US) II-39

LearningRx (US) II-39

Mathnasium LLC (US) II-39

Megastudy Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-40

Rocket Learning, Inc. (US) II-40

Supreme Evaluations, Inc. (US) II-40

Sylvan Learning Inc (US) II-40

The Princeton Review, Inc. (US) II-41

Tutor Doctor (Canada) II-41

Tutor.com, Inc. (US) II-41

Tutoring Club, Inc. (US) II-42

TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-42

Woongjin Thinkbig Co Ltd. (Korea) II-43

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-44

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Private Tutoring by Geographic Region - US, Europe,

Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010

through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 2: World Historic Review for Private Tutoring by

Geographic Region - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Private Tutoring by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,

Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,

2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Private Tutoring Industry - An Overview III-1

Improving Academic Excellence: A Major Influencing Factor III-2

Table 4: Proportion (%) of Students Seeking Tutoring

Services in the US III-2

Table 5: US Market for Private Tutoring (2011): Proportion

of Students (All Grades) Seeking Tutoring Services for

Math, English, and Science (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-2

Middle Income Households: Lucrative Consumers of Private

Tutoring Services III-2

Parents Desire to Groom Children Augurs Well for Private

Tuitions III-3

Changing Role of Private Tutors III-3

Private Tutors Benefit from Budget Cutbacks III-3

Role of NCLB Regulation in Private Tutoring Market III-3

States Opt for NCLB Waivers III-4

Home Schooling: A Growing Option III-4

E-Tutoring: A New Phenomena III-4

E-Tutoring - An Attractive Outsourcing Opportunity III-5

Impact of the Recession: A Review III-5

Cutbacks in American Education Funding: Implications for

Full-Time Private Tuition III-5

Private Tutoring Fees Cools Off Amid the Recessionary Heat III-6

Challenges in Store III-6

Lack of Recognition of Private Tutoring As a Professional

Expertise III-6

Demand and Supply Imbalances III-7

Regulatory Overview III-7

State Regulations for Homeschooling III-7

No Notice III-7

Low Regulation III-7

Moderate Regulation III-8

High Regulation III-8

Product/Service Launches III-8

Strategic Corporate Developments III-14

Key Players III-19

B.Market Analytics III-25

Table 6: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Private Tutoring Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 7: US Historic Review for Private Tutoring Analyzed

with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

2. EUROPE III-27

A.Market Analysis III-27

Overview III-27

Private Tutoring in Central and Southeast Europe III-27

What led to the Popularity of Private Tutoring Services? III-27

Teachers Turn Less Professional III-27

Poor Quality of Mainstream Education System III-28

Pressure of Cracking University Entrance Examinations III-28

Disadvantages of Market-based Private Tutoring Business III-28

Brief Overview of Private Tutoring in Select Regional Markets III-28

France III-28

Germany III-29

Estonia III-29

United Kingdom III-29

Overview III-29

Private Tuitions: A Booming Sector III-30

Increase in Demand for Online Tutoring III-30

Rising Demand for Home Based Private Tutoring III-30

High Demand for Private Tuitions in London III-31

English Tutors in Demand III-31

Government Policies Favor Tutoring Market III-31

Schools Collaborate with Tutoring Companies for Private

Tutoring III-31

Poland III-31

Turkey III-32

Overview III-32

Private Tutoring Services Facing Rough Weather III-32

Strategic Corporate Developments III-33

Fleet Tutors (UK) - A Key Player III-33

B.Market Analytics III-34

Table 8: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Private Tutoring Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 9: European Historic Review for Private Tutoring

Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

3. ASIA-PACIFIC III-36

A.Market Analysis III-36

Asia-Pacific: High Demand for Private Tuitions III-36

Table 10: Penetration Levels (%) of Private Tutoring

Services in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Japan,

and China (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Negative Perceptions Cast Shadow on Private Tutoring III-37

Australia III-37

Government Initiatives III-38

China III-38

Overview III-38

Table 11: Gross Enrollment Rate in China's Education

Sector (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

After-School Tutoring III-39

Rising Demand for Personalized Education III-40

Competitive Landscape III-40

Leading Players in Offline K-12 Tutoring Market III-40

Table 12: Number of Learning Centers of Leading Players

in China's Private Tutoring Market (2011) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 13: K-12 Private Tutoring Market in Beijing

(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by

Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Post-Secondary Market III-41

Impact of Regulations III-41

Market Restraints III-42

Hong Kong III-42

Overview III-42

Burgeoning Growth for Secondary School Tutoring Market III-42

Table 14: Penetration Rates (%) of Tutorial Services in

Hong Kong (2005-2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

India III-43

Overview of Indian Education System III-43

Table 15: India's Population Mix (< 30 Years) for 2012:

Percentage Share Breakdown by Age Group (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 16: India's Population Mix (< 30 Years) for 2012:

Percentage Share Breakdown by Urban and Rural Segments

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Tutoring: A Tradition in India's Education Industry III-44

Table 17: Indian Education Market by Segment (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for K-12, Private

Professional Colleges, Tutoring, Test Preparation,

Vocational Training, Pre-schools, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 18: Schooling Market in India (2012): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Revenues by Segment - K-12, Tutoring,

Pre-School, and Content & Stationery (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Growing Demand for Home Tutoring III-45

Test Prep Market: Changing Exam Formats Challenge Players III-46

Coaching Classes - A Thriving Business III-46

Table 19: Coaching Class Market in India (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Classes 6-12,

Graduate Test Preparation, and Post-Graduate Test

Preparation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 20: Subject-Based Tuitions Market in India (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for School Subject

Tutoring (6-12) and Tertiary Education (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 21: Graduate Test Preparation Market (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Engineering,

Medical Exams, Civil Services, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

India Emerges as a Hub of E-Tutoring Industry III-47

Rapid Growth of Indian Online Tutoring Firms III-48

US - A Major Market for Indian E-Tutoring Companies III-48

Japan III-48

South Korea III-49

Private Tutoring Industry III-49

Private Education Expenditure in Korea III-50

Table 22: Spending on Private Education Per Person in

Korea (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Average

Monthly Expenditures by Service Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 23: Private Tutoring in Korea as a % of Total

Education Expenditure (2006-2012E) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 24: Private Tutoring Market in Korea (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Market Size for High School,

Middle School, and Elementary School (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Conventional Education Losing Sheen III-51

Table 25: Private Education Market in Korea (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Spending for Private

Educational Institutions, Private Tutoring, and Home

Schooling (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Concerns on Rising Cost of Private Tutoring III-52

Impact of Economic Slowdown III-52

E-learning Industry III-53

Growing Demand for English Learning Courses III-53

Government Adopts Measures to Regulate Private Tutoring III-53

What Led to the Failure of Policies on Private Tutoring? III-53

Competition III-54

Table 26: Leading Players in the Korean Home Tutoring

Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales

for Daekyo, Kumon, Woongjin, and JEI (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Malaysia III-54

New Zealand III-54

Singapore III-55

Policies to Tame Greedy Private Tuitions Market III-55

Vietnam III-55

Product/Service Launches III-56

Strategic Corporate Developments III-57

Key Players III-60

B.Market Analytics III-63

Table 27: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Private Tutoring Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 28: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Private Tutoring

Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

4. REST OF WORLD III-65

A.Market Analysis III-65

Outlook III-65

Canada III-65

An Insight into Private Tutoring Industry III-65

Egypt III-65

Overview of Education Market III-65

Private Tutoring Industry III-66

Types of Private Tutoring III-66

Private Home Tutoring (Durus Khususiyya) III-66

Study Groups (Magmu'at) III-66

Rising Cost of Private Tuitions III-66

Saudi Arabia III-66

UAE III-67

Growing Demand for Private Tuitions from High School Students III-67

KHDA to Regulate Private Tutoring Businesses III-67

South Africa III-67

Tutor Doctor (Canada) - A Key Player III-67

B.Market Analytics III-68

Table 29: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Private Tutoring Analyzed with Annual Revenue

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 30: Rest of World Historic Review for Private Tutoring

Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 104 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 110)

The United States (74)

Canada (3)

Japan (1)

Europe (8)

- The United Kingdom (7)

- Rest of Europe (1)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (24)

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