Fair Trading is urging parents considering tutoring for their children to do some homework of their own. While tutors can complement the education provided by schools, parents should be wary of sub-standard offers.
¦ Read any contract carefully before signing and be aware of any cancellation conditions.
¦ Ask how “guarantees” of success can be substantiated and be careful of companies that rely on web-based communication and don’t offer contact details.
¦ Always exercise caution with overseas or interstate institutions promoting their services on the internet.
¦ Check that any computer-based learning program software is compatible with your computer.
¦ Make sure you have a fast enough internet connection if you opt for online tutoring.
¦ Seek testimonials from sources independent of the tutoring service.
¦ Check that the service is a member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA). Details: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or 13 32 20.
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