About The Tutors' Association

The Tutors' Association is the only professional membership body for tutoring and the wider supplementary education sector in the UK. Formed in 2013 we currently have more than 900 members, including Individuals and Corporate Members representing some 30,000 tutors from all sectors of the community.

Our Purpose

To create a community for members of the tutoring profession, where they can:

  • Exchange knowledge and experience
  • Get access to information and services that assist with their day-to-day work
  • Provide mutual support and encouragement 

To provide a unified and coherent voice for the tutoring profession so that it can:

  • Engage constructively with all the other stakeholders in the provision of education
  • Help ensure that the profession is perceived accurately and positively
  • Create mutually beneficial partnerships within the wider educational landscape

To provide reassurance to parents that the tutor they have selected:

  • Has committed to professional standards by signing up to a Code of Professional Practice
  • 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

Code of Professional Practice 

Subscription to the Association's Code of professional practice for organisational and individual members and the Code of Ethics for Individual Tutors is a requirement of membership. According to the membership criteria set by the Association, a copy of this code must be displayed at members’ primary place of business and communicated to their clients. Corporate members are responsible for monitoring whether tutors with whom they work honour these codes.

Child Protection

TTA registered tutors are required to have a DBS less than three years old. They should read the Association's  Child Protection Guidance  and if working for a Tutoring company, sign up to and adhere to their policy.

Online Tutoring Companies should hold a Code of Conduct which should include a clause on cyber-bullying. 

Read more reasons to join and the full list of benefits and resources available to our Members.