Code of Ethics
Capital District Consulting expects all its consultants to adhere to the following code:
- Dress Professionally
- Arrive prior to the agreed upon meeting time
- Contact parents of prospective tutorees within 48 hours of notification
- Clearly define your tutoring fee
- Never meet with a student without a second guardian/parental presence. We suggest selecting a neutral place to meet with students
- The tutors attention should be 100% focused on the tutoree
- In general a tutor’s conduct should be professional and tutors should refrain from any action that leads to embarrassment for Capital District Consulting.
In addition we adhere to the four principals as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Educators adapted from the Association of American Educators.
PRINCIPLE I: Ethical Conduct toward Tutorees
The independent contractor accepts personal responsibility for teaching tutorees character qualities that will help them evaluate the consequences of and accept the responsibility for their actions and choices. We strongly affirm parents as the primary moral educators of their children. Nevertheless, we believe all educators are obligated to help foster civic virtues such as integrity, diligence, responsibility, cooperation, loyalty, fidelity, and respect-for the law, for human life, for others, and for self.
The independent contractor, in accepting his or her position of public trust, measures success not only by the progress of each tutoree toward realization of his or her personal potential, but also as a citizen of the greater community of the republic.
1. The independent contractor deals considerately and justly with each TUTOREE, and seeks to resolve problems, including discipline, according to law and school policy.
2. The independent contractor does not intentionally expose the tutoree to disparagement.
3. The independent contractor does not reveal confidential information concerning tutorees, unless required by law.
4. The independent contractor makes a constructive effort to protect the tutoree from conditions detrimental to learning, health, or safety.
5. The independent contractor endeavors to present facts without distortion, bias, or personal prejudice.
PRINCIPLE II: Ethical Conduct toward Practices and Performance
The independent contractor assumes responsibility and accountability for his or her performance and continually strives to demonstrate competence.
The independent contractor endeavors to maintain the dignity of the profession by respecting and obeying the law, and by demonstrating personal integrity.
1. The independent contractor applies for, accepts, or assigns a position or a responsibility on the basis of professional qualifications, and adheres to the terms of a contract or appointment.
2. The independent contractor maintains sound mental health, physical stamina, and social prudence necessary to perform the duties of any professional assignment.
3. The professional educator continues professional growth.
4. The independent contractor complies with written local school policies and applicable laws and regulations that are not in conflict with this code of ethics.
5. The independent contractor does not intentionally misrepresent official policies of the school or educational organizations, and clearly distinguishes those views from his or her own personal opinions.
6. The independent contractor honestly accounts for all funds committed to his or her charge.
7. The independent contractor does not use institutional or professional privileges for personal or partisan advantage.
PRINCIPLE III: Ethical Conduct toward Professional Colleagues
The independent contractor, in exemplifying ethical relations with colleagues, accords just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession.
1. The independent contractor does not reveal confidential information concerning colleagues unless required by law.
2. The independent contractor does not willfully make false statements about a colleague or the school system.
3. The independent contractor does not interfere with a colleague’s freedom of choice, and works to eliminate coercion that forces educators to support actions and ideologies that violate individual professional integrity.
PRINCIPLE IV: Ethical Conduct toward Parents and Community
The independent contractor pledges to protect public sovereignty over public education and private control of private education.
The independent contractor recognizes that quality education is the common goal of the public, boards of education, and educators, and that a cooperative effort is essential among these groups to attain that goal.
1. The independent contractor makes concerted efforts to communicate to parents all information that should be revealed in the interest of the tutoree.
2. The independent contractor endeavors to understand and respect the values and traditions of the diverse cultures represented in the community and in his or her classroom.
3. The independent contractor manifests a positive and active role in school/community relations.