VOLUNTEER TUTOR AGREEMENT AND CODE OF CONDUCT
As a Volunteer Tutor for ICNA Houston Unit (ICNA-Houston), I agree to the following:
1 General Expectations.
1.1 Purpose. My purpose is to guide students to do their own work by helping them develop necessary skills, not to do the student’s work for them. Further, If I do not have an answer to a student’s question, I will seek assistance in finding the answer or direct the student to an appropriate information resource.
1.2 Professionalism. I understand that my relationship to the students is professional not personal therefore I will not establish inappropriate relationships with students, and I will not exploit professional relationships with students or parents, for personal gain or private advantage by offering private tutorials for money, by referring to private third-party tutoring services or by other means unless approved by ICNA-Houston.
1.3 Commitment. I will be punctual for all tutorial sessions and I will give my undivided attention to the students.
1.4 Flexibility. I may have to be flexible to changes that occur to the schedule that are outside ICNA-Houston’s control. Further, I may have to teach more than one student in a session as determined by ICNA-Houston.
1.5 Dress Code. My dress affects interactions and relationships with tutees therefore I shall always dress in an appropriate and professional manner during a session.
1.6 Grades. I will not assign tests or grades the tutee, rather I will give positive feedback and constructive suggestions to students and evaluate their progress in the tutorials. Further, I will not comment negatively to students on their instructor’s grading policies, teaching strategies or personalities.
1.7 Respect. I will respect cultural and individual differences, including those based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. I will show respect for my student’s personal values and I will not impose my personal values or lifestyle upon students.
1.8 Concerns. I will work to resolve conflicts that may arise, and I will share any concerns that I have with my supervisor in writing.
2.1 Student Information. I understand that I may have access to confidential information about student academic performance and/or personal or sensitive information such as grades. This information must not be shared with anyone other than an ICNA-Houston supervisor for any reason. You agree not to access, use, or share information unless required to do so by law.
2.2 Intellectual Property and Information. I understand that I will not share, transmit or give ICNA-Houston’s information or intellectual property to any third party. I will protect all intellectual property of ICNA-Houston.
2.3 Quality Control. I understand that Tutoring sessions may be recorded by ICNA-Houston for quality purposes and that a supervisor may join a live session at any time.
2.4 Cyberbullying. I understand that incidents of cyberbullying are not confidential and such incidents must be reported to the supervisor to gauge their potential impact on a tutee’s learning environment.
3 Termination. I understand that the Tutee or ICNA-Houston may terminate the tutor-tutee relationship at any time for any reason. I will respect Tutee’s or ICNA Houston’s right to terminate the relationship.
4 Compensation. The tutoring services that I provide are voluntary therefore I will not be compensated by the tutee or ICNA-Houston nor will I request compensation at any time from the tutee or ICNA-Houston. Furthermore, I will not request or receive any gifts from ICNA-Houston or the students unless expressly approved by my supervisor.
5 Conflict of Interest. I understand that I must disclose any potential conflicts of interest to my supervisor and I may be removed from Tutoring a particular tutee or from the ICNA-Houston program as a result of the disclosure.
6 Absences. If I plan to be absent, I will promptly inform ICNA-Houston and the tutee in advance of the session in writing. If my tutee is absent, I may be required to work with another student.
General Release and Waiver of Liability
You acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in tutoring activities organized by ICNA-Houston. In consideration of being permitted to tutor students, you agree that you and your heirs, personal representatives, executors and assigns will not make a claim of any type against or sue ICNA-Houston, its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and present and former officers, directors, employees, insurers, agents, assigns and representatives (these are collectively referred to in this agreement as the “Released Parties”) damage arising from the negligence or other acts, however caused, of the Released Parties or anyone else related to or in any way connected to the tutoring activity.
In addition, you release, waive and discharge the Released Parties from all actions, claims or demands that you, your heirs, and personal representatives, or assigns now have or may hereafter have for, property damages resulting from your participation in the tutoring activity. This release includes or damage caused by negligence, active or passive, of the Released Parties.
YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A COMPLETE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A PROMISE NOT TO SUE OR MAKE A CLAIM, AND YOU ACCEPT IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY.
This release shall be governed by applicable state law.