Private tutoring should be like any other industry, with professional qualifications
(PRWEB UK) 1 August 2012
Adam Caller, education consultant and founder of Tutors International, today announced that Tutors International are prepared to entirely fund the set up of a professional association for private tutors until such time that the association can pay back the loan.
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 Centre for Market Reform of Education (CMRE) earlier this month invited Mr Caller and other industry leaders to participate in a round table to explore the case for a new professional body for private tutors.
Mr Caller said of the meeting, “It was an important step, but it was apparent that there is too much diversity in the types of private tutor to standardise the profession at that level. By that I mean that the majority of private tutors take on assignments in between other jobs. Only a few of the represented companies at the discussion provide tutors for whom private tutoring is their career, and who are committed to developing and attaining high professional standards.”
Caller has been pushing for increased professionalism in the industry, a recognised private tutoring qualification, outside of normal teaching qualifications, and political clout: “Private tutoring should be like any other industry, with professional qualifications set by an industry body to carry out background checks, provide benchmarks and monitor standards. Tutors International has decided not to fund CMRE’s research, but has instead invited other tutoring companies to consult with us with a view to setting up a professional association.”
Other tutoring companies are also keen to be involved in establishing the professional association, which will provide training, support and regulation for professional private tutors, and interested parties are invited to further discussion with Tutors International.
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 tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They 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.
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 435 135
Tutors International, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HJ, UK