GCQAB: Tutoring for Pay

G: Personnel

The Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) has an obligation to provide an educational program that meets the needs of all students, with no preferential treatment for those able or willing to pay for private tutoring.  

Professional responsibility requires that teachers make themselves available during the school day for student conferences and reasonable extra help outside regular class periods.  No reimbursement may be accepted for such extra help during the school day.

Teachers or counsellors may recommend to parents, through the Principal or Vice-Principal, that a student receive tutorial assistance outside of school hours.  Providing such tutorial assistance is the responsibility of the parents.

The school may assist in arranging for tutorial or remedial instruction and in suggesting suitable tutors.  No tutoring of students by staff on a paying basis should occur during the school day, or on school premises.  Teachers should not tutor his/her own students.

Private tutoring or private therapy of students that requires the removal of students from classes is discouraged. In circumstances where private tutoring or private therapy is pursued during school hours, service must be provided off school premises.  Accommodations for students removed from classes during the instructional day will not be supported except by special arrangement with the school Principal.

DMT Responsibility: AS-HR

Adopted Date: 
Monday October 18, 1982
Revision Date: 
Aug 1990
Sep 1994
May 2016