In order to provide the highest quality service to the FIU community, the Center for Academic Success adheres to the ethical standards and principles for tutors created by the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) and supported by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The fundamental guidelines stipulate the following:

  1. Best Interest: Tutors will be committed to acting in the best interest of tutees as specified by the employing organization or institute.
  2. Responsibility: Tutors will take responsibility for their own behavior and work to resolve conflicts that may arise between themselves and a client.
  3. Integrity: Tutors will practice and promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness.
  4. Fairness: Tutors will exercise reasonable judgment and take precautions to ensure that their potential biases, the boundaries of their competence, and the limitations of their expertise do not lead to or condone unjust practices.
  5. Commitment: Tutors will fulfill commitments made to learners.
  6. Respect for Others’ Rights and Dignity: Tutors will respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination.
  7. Excellence: Tutors will strive to maintain excellence by continuing to improve their tutoring skills and engage in applicable professional development activities.
  8. Respect for Individual Differences: Tutors will respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.
  9. Professionalism: Tutors will not engage in inappropriate relations with tutees.
  10. Confidentiality: Tutors will maintain the highest privacy standards in terms of protecting personal information relative to those whom they tutor.