Does Your Child Need Tuition?

The New Zealand Tutoring Association represents major tuition companies and individuals throughout New Zealand.
By choosing to receive tuition from a member of the NZTA parents can be rest assured that they are dealing with a professional and ethical tuition provider.

Private tutoring is a growing business. However, it is also an area where parents can be vulnerable to bogus offers and misleading advertising. Tutors should be effective communicators. They should instil confidence in the student and work in partnership with schools. If you are considering using a tutor, ensure you find out how to get the best service for you and your child.

Questions you should be asking
• How long has the tutoring service been in business?
• Do they belong to a relevant industry association with an enforceable code of conduct?
• What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?
• Are the tutoring programmes applicable to the New Zealand Curriculum?

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New Zealand Tutoring Association (NZTA) Newsletter 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Newsletter for the New Zealand Tutoring Association.
The tutoring industry in New Zealand has shown steady growth over the years with the numbers of participants offering tutoring services increasing steadily. In recent times various Western governments have made moves to regulate the tutoring industry, particularly when new businesses set up without good business practice in place regarding professionalism of tutors and child safety in particular. Indeed, it was the spectre of government intervention in the New Zealand tutoring industry that led to the formation of the New Zealand Tutoring Association (NZTA), a professional body that would set standards for best practice and become a voice in New Zealand for the industry at large.

The NZTA is very aware of the scale of work needed to raise public awareness of the Association’s existence and work. Advertising in National publications has been done over the past few years, but it is the Association’s members themselves that can do the best work in this regard by raising the awareness amongst their clients of the Association and its aims. This is an important point as the Association enhances the credibility of the Tutoring service on offer, whilst supportive membership helps the NZTA gain traction in the marketplace.

In this regard, a couple of practical ideas may be helpful. Displaying your NZTA certificate clearly in or near your waiting area as well as putting the NZTA Logo sticker on your shopfront windows would be beneficial. Handing out an NZTA information pamphlet with your Assessment and promotional material would also be useful as well as displaying the logo on all newsletters that parents receive would also be good ways to promote the Association. The credibility and value of belonging would progressively improve if all members took some or all of these steps. The potential benefit to all members is worthwhile.

To read more please download or open the PDF

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AGM was held 21 September 2015

MINUTES of the meeting of the NZTA Board held at the Straight A’s Education Centre premises in Meadowbank, Auckland on Saturday 21st of September 2015 are available upon request.

AGM

There are 5 positions for the NZTA board; president plus three other board members and a public officer. After some discussion regarding roles and possible changes the current board was unanimously re-elected for the next 12 months unchanged.

Jonathan Anderson as President
Sally Clarke, Kathy Redwood and Sarah Simons as board members
Ralph Wesseling as public officer.

Next meeting will be on the 5th of March 2016

Time Saturday 12noon

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AGM 19 September 2015

The NZTA AGM and board meeting will held on the 19th of September at 12 noon.

Meeting will be held at Straight A’s

http://www.straighta.co.nz/contact-us/

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NZTA Logo Stickers and Flyers

All members are asked to make a concerted effort to use the logo in their print advertising and also make explicit reference on their websites. Better still would be to include a link to our website. (www.nztutoring.com)

Overt reference to the NZTA has numerous benefits to members:
• The logo gives assurance to consumers who may be tempted to look up the NZTA and see what membership requires of members. In this way it distinguishes members from non-members.
• The logo makes a public statement of accountability to the market. This is crucial in raising industry standards.
• The use of the logo symbolises pride in the application of the Code of Conduct.
• The logo can be a source of protection and provides members and consumers an industry-based mechanism for the resolution of conflicts.
Using the logo in your promotional material will begin to associate the NZTA with quality tuition.

The NZTA logo can be applied to material that you wish the parents to see.
The NZTA will also continue to provide “waiting room” flyers that explain to parents what the NZTA is and how that is important when deciding on a tuition provider. We hope you have these displayed in a prominent place so they are available for parents to take.

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