A new trend in Indian outsourcing is promising to revolutionise the way that British schoolchildren receive extra tuition in maths and science.
Indian entrepreneurs are hoping to capitalise on the dearth of science and maths teachers in Britain by using India's wealth of graduates to deliver virtual lessons at affordable prices.
With private tutors costing £25-£50 an hour in Britain, Indian-based companies are now offering online GCSE maths tuition for just £50 a month for unlimited sessions to anyone with a broadband internet connection.
"If a child does 15 classes in a month, that works out to just £3.30 an hour," said Nishant Sinha, whose online service, Transwebtutors.com, is one of a small number of companies that have started providing tuition to customers in Britain and the United States.
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