How to correctly use the phrase 'home tuition'? Please give some examples from both a student's and a tutor's points of view.

Are the following sentences correct: I give/offer/provide home tuition for English to students of classes up to 12th. (I want to say I am a home tutor.)

  • Your intent is not clear. Tuition is what you pay for education, so are you asking about what you pay for home teaching/tutoring? If you could add some rough phrases it would really help.
    – user3169
    Nov 8, 2014 at 4:20
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    @user3196 - Tuition also means the tutoring not just the fee for it, in fact in the UK I'd say you rarely hear tuition on it's own to mean the fee for tutoring, the fees are normally called tuition fees : the fee for tuition provided.
    – Frank
    Nov 8, 2014 at 4:32
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    @Frank I didn't know that. There seems to be a difference in usage between British English and American English (me). See tuition and tuition.
    – user3169
    Nov 8, 2014 at 5:49
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    Your clearest statement is your parenthetical statement. If you want to say you are a home tutor, say, "I am a home tutor."
    – J.R.
    Nov 9, 2014 at 2:53
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    "I am a home tutor who teaches spoken English."
    – J.R.
    Nov 9, 2014 at 12:03

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Tuition technically can refer to the act of teaching a private student, but in my experience (American English) this meaning is far less common than that of a fee paid for education. If you write "I provide home tuition", you are likely to be misunderstood as offering some sort of service for helping people pay for college. Tutoring is by far the more common term for the act of teaching: saying "I provide home tutoring" will be much more clear to most readers.

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