Source: http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/maths-tutoring-adds-up-for-students-oecd-study-20131206-2ywop.html

**Many of the world’s most mathematically gifted teenagers** come from countries with the most lucrative **tutoring** industries.

Figures released this week show **tutoring in Asia’s powerhouses is widespread**, with **participation rates more than double those in Australia**, though the extent to which their success is a result of a punishing study schedule is unclear.

In test results released by the OECD, **15-year-olds from Shanghai topped the mathematics rankings**, performing at a level equivalent to **three years ahead of students in Australia**.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/maths-tutoring-adds-up-for-students-oecd-study-20131206-2ywop.html#ixzz2nXVdY3h0

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