Parents prefer private tutoring for their children for a variety of reasons. Reasons such as the idea that education given in schools is not sufficient and that extra lessons might have positive effects on the success of students can steer parents and students towards private tutoring. As in all over the world, the demand for private tutoring which has become widespread in Turkey as well has increased even more in the recent years. This study aims at identifying the attitude of parents, who live in the city of Kahramanmaraş and have primary school children, towards private tutoring. This study, in which the survey model was used, consists of 418 parents selected through the simple random sampling method and the data were collected through the “Private Tutoring Tendency Scale.” The obtained data were analyzed with the SPSS 22.0 software. As a result of the analysis of data, a significant difference was not found in the attitude of parents who have primary school children towards private tutoring in the sub-dimensions and total values in terms of the age of the parents, number of children in primary school and grade level of the children. However, a significant difference was found in the socio-economic dimension in terms of the parents’ gender; in the cognitive and socio-economic dimensions in terms of the parents’ education level; in the cognitive dimension and total values in terms of the parents’ monthly income; in the socio-economic dimensions in terms of the school type of the children and in the cognitive, affective dimensions and total values in terms of the private tutoring situation of the children.