A recent October newsletter, published by The Good Schools Guide, announced plans for a new OFSTED-style inspection system for tutoring companies to protect vulnerable families.
In a statement this week, Adam Caller, who founded leading global private tutoring firm, Tutors International in 1999, voiced his support for The Good Schools Guide and echoed their concerns that students and families are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous firms during times of vulnerability.
Mr Caller commented: “I was appalled to read of some of the experiences being reported by families to The Good Schools Guide. These were students – and families – in crisis, desperate to turn their situation around for the sake of their futures, who put their trust in tutoring firms, only to be underserved, overcharged, and then threatened. Whilst DRB checks serve to monitor individual tutors, there is little to no protection for families should a dispute arise with the tutoring company itself.”
The Good Schools Guide is currently researching into whether an Ofsted-style inspection system for tutoring firms would be welcomed by parents. Adam Caller has been a passionate long-time advocate for increased regulation and scrutiny for tutoring companies, and Tutors International operates a thorough and extensive approach to due diligence when it comes to placing tutors with families, as detailed in its recently updated review on The Good Schools Guide website.
Mr Caller added: “I’ve always found that The Good Schools Guide shares our passion for detail and a thorough evaluation, so it is no surprised to me that they wish to take action to prevent situations like this being repeated in the future. I would wholeheartedly endorse any attempt made to crack down on this sort of unethical behaviour for the sake of students, families, and also individual tutors, as this is potentially as damaging to their careers as it is to their pupils – they need to know who they are getting involved with. An official, formal inspection system for tutoring firms would be a huge step forward for the tutoring profession.”
Tutors International has placed exceptional private tutors with families all over the world, full-time and part-time, on both permanent and temporary contracts. Adam Caller prides his firm on its willingness to go the extra mile for both tutors and clients, and is always on hand to advise and assist, well after the placement process is completed.
To find out more about the services offered by Tutors International, visit tutors-international.com. Tutors can browse the latest vacancies and submit an application by visiting tutors-international.net.
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International provide provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child’s needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children’s educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.