Members often ask whether they can engage in private tutoring on their own time.
ETFO has publicly opposed referring students in publicly funded schools to private education providers.
ETFO believes that all students in the public system should have access to the resources, services, and supports they need to succeed.
Members should know the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) policy on tutoring:
Teachers are bound by the Professional Misconduct Regulation 437/97 under the Ontario College of Teachers Act. Section 26 states that a teacher is guilty of professional misconduct when practising the profession while in a conflict of interest.
Public servants, such as teachers, are held to higher standards than other employees in conflict of interest situations.
Teachers should be guided by the following rules, which apply to public servants:
ETFO has developed specific guidelines for members:
Members are advised to consult Professional Relations staff in Protective Services at (416) 962-3836 or 1-888-838-3836 for additional advice.