Adam Caller, founder of private tuition company Tutors International, issues apology to the Tutor Pages

Top Quote Adam Caller issues apology for a statement made regarding the reputability of The Tutor Pages in a previous press release. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 31, 2010 - Adam Caller, founder of the leading global private tuition provider Tutors International, has issued an apology to Henry Fagg of The Tutor Pages for the statement that the private tutor website is a disreputable source. In response to complaints from The Tutor Pages, Mr Caller spoke at length with Mr Fagg, and was convinced that his website is not running disreputable service. Mr Caller apologized personally for having caused offence and has issued the following statement. For more information, visit or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.

    "I regret the offense caused by my previous press release, and have come to the conclusion, having spoken to Henry, that he does not run a disreputable website. Quite to the contrary, the information provided on The Tutor Pages website is presented in accordance with the law as it currently stands," said Adam. "At present, all responsibility lies with parents to ensure that the private tutor they employ is safe to work within their household, including extensive contact with their children. The Tutor Pages states on the website FAQ that just as a newspaper is not responsible for checking the credentials of its advertisers, The Tutor Pages is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of the information posted by individual private tutors," Adam explained. "In line with the standard set by law, it advises parents to take sensible precautions when employing a tutor."

    "However, whilst I appreciate that The Tutor Pages is not obligated to check its tutor information by law, Henry and I disagree with regards to the moral obligation that such an introductory role places upon an organisation," Adam continued. "At Tutors International, we believe that any entity introducing a tutor to a family, be it a friend, agency, website or organisation such as Tutors International, has a moral responsibility prior to giving that advice to do more than the legal requirement. By introducing the tutor, that entity is giving the tutor credibility, and whilst parents and families do their best, they simply aren't skilled in verifying the claims made by a candidate to the level required to ensure their family's safety."

    When asked what Tutors International does to fulfill this moral obligation, Adam replied; "We go to the most extraordinary lengths to verify a tutor's background. We write to three referees and independently verify that the referees are indeed who they claim to be. We renew the tutor's ECRB check and then refer their details to Kroll who carry out a background check tailored to our needs. Once all of the information is available, of course it is ultimately up to the parents to decide which tutor they wish to employ," Adam added, "but we see that as the last responsibility, as opposed to the law which sees that decision as the parent's responsibility from first contact through to employment."

    "I singled out The Tutor Pages and I apologise for doing so, as they are complying with the law," Adam concluded. "My belief that the law is woefully inadequate in this regard is separate to the reputability of The Tutor pages website."

    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 is able to source the best international tutors including multilingual travelling teachers to accompany families travelling around the world, or those whose lifestyle necessitates frequent travel, in order to maintain consistency in education in extraordinary circumstances.

    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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