Students stand in front of a wall of adverts for private tutors. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Why is private tutoring such a big deal in Hong Kong?

With some celebrity tutors earning millions of dollars each year in fees, we chart the rise in popularity of private tutors amid a fiercely competitive race for university places

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Students stand in front of a wall of adverts for private tutors. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Mandy Zheng

Mandy Zheng

Mandy is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

Zoe Law

Zoe Law

Zoe was a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She is a journalism student from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in global studies.

Veta Chan

Veta Chan

Veta is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She graduated with a degree in Asian and International Studies from City University of Hong Kong, and will be pursuing a Master of Journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

Evanna Gurung

Evanna Gurung

Evanna is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Evanna resides in the UK and is a first-year student at Falmouth University studying journalism and communications.