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Peer Tutor Guide

Tutor Code of Ethics

Tutor Code of Ethics

  • Subject proficiency and knowledge-ability have top priority.
  • One of my goals is building the student’s self-confidence.
  • My student deserves and will receive my total attention.
  • The language my student and I share must be mutually understood at all times.
  • I must be able to admit my own weaknesses and will seek assistance whenever I need it.
  • Respect for the student’s personal dignity means I must accept that individual without judgment.
  • The student will constantly be encouraged but never insulted by false hope or empty flattery.
  • I will strive for a mutual relationship of openness and honesty as I tutor.
  • I will not impose my personal value system or lifestyle on my student.
  • I will not use a tutoring situation to proselytize my personal belief system.
  • Both the student and I will always understand my role is never to do the student’s work.
  • I count on the student to also be my tutor and teach me ways to do a better job.
  • Good tutoring enables my student to transfer learning from one situation to another.
  • I will keep confidential any information that my student decides to share with me or that I have access to in the helping process.
  • I will help my student “learn how to learn” by helping him/her improve study skills.
  • I will remember that I may be a role model for someone; therefore, I should conduct myself in an appropriate manner at all times.
  • I will not comment negatively to students on faculty’s grading policies, teaching methods/styles, assignments or their personalities.
  • I will strive to provide excellent customer service. I will be encouraging, positive, and maintain a professional attitude in the center.
  • My ultimate goal in tutoring is to foster independent and autonomous learning in the student.

 Developed from The National Association of Tutorial Services’ Tutor Code of Ethics.