Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, has been invited to join the Tutors’ Association committee for establishing the rules of conduct for residential tutors.
Tutors International, the world’s leading provider of full-time private tutors around the world, has been invited by the UK’s newly formed Tutors’ Association to join the committee that will set the code of conduct for residential tutors.
Adam Caller, who founded Tutors International in 1999, and is a member of the prestigious IECA (Independent Education Consultants Association) has been involved in discussions with the Tutors’ Association from the outset.
Mr Caller commented: “It’s important that the Association is seen to have teeth – that it will enforce its policies and codes upon its members. This is what gives it credibility and authority, and will ultimately ensure its success as an organisation.”
Mr Caller has called for an industry body to represent private tutors for many years and to ensure the welfare of tutors is safeguarded and the needs of clients are recognised.
On his invitation to the committee, Mr Caller said, “This represents a big step forward for the private tutoring industry. The need for a code of conduct for residential tutors is borne out of the recognition that not all tutors are paid by the hour to provide a few hours of after-school support.”
“We have private tutors,” continued Mr Caller, “on years-long, full-time placements, living either in the client’s home or very near by in accommodation provided by the client, and may often travel extensively with the clients and their family. The rules that we want our members to abide by need to be set out clearly, for the benefit of everyone, and those rules are necessarily different for varying types of tutoring placement.”
Tutors International is a world-leading private tutor agency, placing high-calibre, full-time tutors with families around the world. Adam Caller founded the organisation in 1999, and has long been an advocate of self-regulation and a professional regulation in the private tutoring industry.
The Tutors’ Association was established to advance the private tutoring industry and encourage professional standards. The Association aims to support tutors in their work, by investing in continuing professional development and accreditation, and by informing the public of what should be expected of a professional tutor.