Pronunciation First is now part of the Tutors’ Association! If you do not know about the association, you are probably wondering why it matters. This article will clear it all up for you…
- The tutoring profession in the UK is currently not regulated in any way. Anyone who wants to become a tutor, regardless of their qualifications, can do so. The Tutors’ Association became the first formal organization in the UK that aims to keep the profession up to standards and ensure that its members are delivering a professional service.
- The Tutors’ Association is the first professional body for tutoring and wider supplementary education sector in the UK. Launched in 2014, it now has over 700 members. Of these 180 are Corporate Members representing some 30,000 tutors throughout the UK. Central to their Mission, Vision and Values is to represent tutoring and the supplementary education sector and become the ‘go to’ resource for tutors, the public, the media, schools and government.
Why it matters to you?
Well, if you are looking to take one of our courses, be it our General English course or our Accent Reduction course, you will need to understand the standards and ethics we adhere to as a corporate member of the Tutors’ Association.
The Tutors’ Association aims to provide reassurance to parents that the tutor they have selected:
- Has committed to professional standards by signing up to a code of conduct;
- Presents no known risk to their child by having been successfully DBS checked;
- Has proven their competence by providing testamentary evidence of the successful completion of tutorial engagements.