History repeating …

UK“According to the Telegraph, University students are increasingly turning to private tutors to help them pass exams because they are unhappy at the standard of teaching on their degree courses. It’s not a new phenomenon of course. In the nineteenth century students who wished to do well in University examinations enlisted the services of private coaches. A coach like William Hopkins was known as ‘the senior wrangler-maker’ for his ability to assist men to the top of the University examination league table …” (more)

[Intersecting Sets, 5 July]

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