4 Behave Ethically When Tutoring

Ethics: Moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity. (Oxford English Dictionary)

When we are ethical, we study and analyze right from wrong and do the right thing that will uphold the principles that we are committed to. There are difficult situations that arise and every tutor needs to have thought about them so that they can do what is right.

Review the Association for Association for Coaching and Tutoring Profession Code of Ethics

We support the ACTP Code of Ethics as cited below from:

1. Best Interest Tutors will be committed to acting in the best interest of tutees as specified by the employing organization or institute.
2. Responsibility Tutors will take responsibility for their own behavior and work to resolve conflicts that may arise between themselves and a client.
3. Integrity Tutors will practice and promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness.
4. Fairness Tutors will exercise reasonable judgment and take precautions to ensure that their potential biases, the boundaries of their competence, and the limitations of their expertise do not lead to or condone unjust practices.
5. Commitment Tutors will fulfill commitments made to learners.
6. Respect for Others Rights and Dignity Tutors will respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality and self-determination.
7. Excellence Tutors will strive to maintain excellence by continuing to improve their tutoring skills and engage in applicable professional development activities.
8. Respect for Individual Differences Tutors will respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.
9. Professionalism Tutors will not engage in inappropriate relations with tutees.
10. Confidentiality Tutors will maintain the highest privacy standards in terms of protecting personal information relative to those whom they tutor.

Notes and Questions:




Code of Ethics Exercise:




Go through each idea and write a short statement about what it means to you as a tutor. Identify any questions that arise for you.

1. Best Interest  



2. Responsibility  



3. Integrity  



4. Fairness  



5. Commitment  



6. Respect for Others Rights and Dignity  



7. Excellence  



8. Respect for Individual Differences  



9. Professionalism  



10. Confidentiality  




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