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Tutors International Releases Tutor Qualification Details Following Response to Institute of Education Report on Teaching Assistants

Tutors International has released details of the qualification criteria for tutors to reassure parents following the recent report on how poorly managed use of teaching assistants can damage a child’s education

Oxford, United Kingdom, September 25, 2009 --( Following a recent report by the Institute of Education, Tutors International has released details of the level of education, qualifications and qualities required before they a candidate is considered for a position as a full-time tutor. The report revealed results from a study showing that children who spend the most time in class with teaching support assistants make less progress than other students in the same class. The same report detailed how two-thirds of the teaching assistants in the study had not been educated beyond GCSE level, have less training and less experience than qualified teachers. In order to address concerns caused by this report, Tutors International has reassured parents of the standard of tutors by making recruitment criteria easy to find on the tutor recruitment website. For more information, visit or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.

"The report received widespread coverage in the national press, and has revealed the impact an individual with the most contact time has on a child's education. I'm glad that this issue has been brought to the forefront," commented Adam Caller, founder of tutors International. "We have been asked in the past whether we could just find a university student to support a child's education, as many tutor agencies have been known to do, and we have always said no. This report provides clear evidence of why we have always taken the time and effort to find the most exceptionally qualified individuals to fill our tutor positions; it really does make a huge amount of difference to the quality of education provided."

"We've made our recruitment criteria visible to demonstrate that we take our responsibility very seriously, and also to reassure parents that their child will not be placed in the same situation as the children in the report, namely spending the majority of their time with an individual who is inadequately trained and poorly qualified," Adam explained. "We know that our recruitment standards are amongst the highest in the industry, we have never recruited a person who simply claims they are able to teach; we ensure that our tutors are educated to a minimum of degree level and have extensive experience of teaching with excellent references. After all, this report demonstrates the importance of the education and teaching ability of the individual who spends the most contact time with the child. We wanted to be transparent in our efforts to ensure the children we educate are being taught by the very best."

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.

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Tutors International
Adam Caller
+44 (0) 1865 435 135

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