The following benefits are included in your membership fee:
Each person on becoming a member shall be entitled to use the following designatory letters after their name indicating that they are a current member of the Association:
- Associate: ATA
- Member: MTA
- Fellow: FTA
Each Member will receive a membership certificate indicating their membership grade, membership number and the date it was admitted into the Association and on the Members Register of Tutors.
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Members shall be entitled to use the Association’s branding on their business stationery and internet site signifying that they are a member of the Association.
A Summary of Membership Benefits
In summary they are as follows:
- Being a member of the UK government recognised professional body for the tutoring profession
- Inclusion in the Association’s Members' Register of Tutors and Tutoring Companies
- Recognition of the fact that members have signed up to a recognised code of professional practice and ethics
- Use of the Association’s branding and imprimatur on your marketing materials and web site
- Invitations to free Membership Conferences and events
- Access to CPD events and networking opportunities
- Access to:
- Free specimen client and tutor contracts.
- As TTA is a registered academic body, subscription is tax deductible and has been approved by HMRC under section 344 if the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003.
- Use of the designatory letters MTA or ATA after their name for individual members. (Corporate Membership includes one individual membership as part of the package)
- A sealed membership certificate indicating membership grade, number and the date admission into the Association and on to the Members' Register of tutors.
- The opportunity to stand for election to the board and help shape the future and the agenda
- The opportunity to participate in the Association’s special interest groups and panels
a. Free legal helpline.
b. Free business support, company secretarial and corporate advice
c. The Accounting Service
d. £1m PI indemnity cover from £50 a year
e. 20% discount on the education supplies from Hodder, Galore Park and Oxford University Press through their Bond Brand
f. Our DBS services
Law Express Legal Advice Service - A FREE Helpline!
The Law Express Legal Advice Service is provided as part of the benefits available to TTA members. It is provided free of charge to our members who will be asked for their Association membership certificate number and a pass-code.
Law Express have been providing telephone legal support through its dedicated legal advice centre since 1995. Their customers include employee assistance schemes, insurers and businesses as well as individuals. They provide business legal advice, employee legal advice and personal legal advice. The work they do gives them a clear view of how their callers access and purchase legal services.
Members who call the legal advice helpline often want immediate, general advice so they are aware of their options. Or they may simply want a fresh perspective or information about their situation. Law Express aim to meet these needs quickly, and in a way that enables them to connect with our members.
Members can call Law Express about any personal, family or business legal issues and they will provide advice and further information on your particular and confidential needs.
Lewis Chambers - Pension and financial advice
We are pleased to be associated with the Tutors’ Association and the Tutoring Profession. We offer comprehensive financial planning in all aspects of personal and business finances. Planning and helping to visualise the financial aspirations for yourself, your family and your dependants is important to all of us. There are many areas to consider, and when you are fully committed to your business and home life, it is sometimes difficult to keep your affairs fully up to date. We are pleased to be able to offer advice and guidance in the following areas:
• Investment advice
• Pension advice
• Tax planning
Please contact us.
Chiltern House, 17 College Avenue,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AR
Tel: 01628 625769
Web site: www.lewischamber.co.uk
Lewis Chambers is a trading style of Chambers Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - FCA registration number 186722
The Week and Week Junior magazines
The Week magazine takes only the best articles from the global online and print media and edits them together, giving you a balanced and concise view of the news from the past seven days. http://www.theweek.co.uk
The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine for young people aged between 8 and 14. It's filled with news, fascinating stories and information, all written to engage curious minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them. Access to the discount codes to members are available on request http://theweekjunior.co.uk
All Members of The Tutors’ Association, LittleStreams are offering a 20% discount on every item on their online store using the voucher code “TTA”. LittleStreams is a maker of Printable Learning Resources for Mathematics. We make Card Games, Board Games, Domino Games, Worksheets and Task Cards. These are all purchasable using PayPal and are downloadable in PDF Format, and are easily prepared thanks to easy-cut guides with clear and concise teachers’ notes on use, set-up and gameplay. We also make a wide range of FREE printable posters on many different subjects and our range of games and worksheets is always growing. Check out our store now to see if we have anything for you, and sign up to our Newsletter to stay informed as we make new things.
The following benefits are subject to additional cost but are heavily discounted due to the TTA purchasing leverage:
Accountancy and Tax Services
TWD’s strong team of qualified accountants and senior ex-Revenue staff offer a nationwide service with clients spread throughout the UK.
In most cases, the TWD unique system mean there is no need for face to face meetings, which helps maintain lower costs and avoids the need for the soaring hourly charges usually associated with traditional high street accountants.
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
We have negotiated the following rates for members who meet the qualifying underwriting criteria. Please note that our cover includes the standard Public Liability insurance, extended to include Professional Indemnity insurance, sometimes called “errors and omissions” to cater for incorrect advice. This cover is very expensive to source in the open market.
Here is the link to TTA’s dedicated page on the Alan Boswell Group’s internet site:
Here are some indicative premiums that are inclusive of all fees.
|Public Liability||Professional Indemnity|
|£1m||£250||£1m||£500||£50 Inclusive of IPT|
|£2m||£250||£2m||£500||£120 Inclusive of IPT and service charge|
|£5m||£250||£5m||£500||£160 Inclusive of IPT and service charge|
We are very pleased to be able to announce that we have also now arranged for the online DBS applications through Capita. The link is as follows: https://disclosure.capitarvs.co.uk/cheqs/ and you will need to click on the orange link to start your application. On becoming a member you will be provided with the log in details. Identity checks will need to be carried out through the service provided by the Post Office here is the link: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/document-certification-service copies of their certification and the documents will then need to be sent to the Association for processing to complete the DBS process. The list of services and process is as follows:
|Item||Description||One-time Charge||Annual Fees||Transactional Fee|
|1.||DBS Enhanced Certificate||N/A||N/A||£44.00|
|Enhanced Certificate Administration fee||N/A||N/A||£9.50|
|2.||DBS Standard Certificate||N/A||N/A||£26.00|
|Standard Certificate Administration fee||N/A||N/A||£9.50|
|3.||Supplementary IT Cost||£||N/A||N/A|
|4.||Supplementary Training Cost||£||N/A||N/A|
|5.||DBS Adult First admin fee||N/A||N/A||£2.00|
|6.||DBS Adult First fee||N/A||N/A||£6.00|
|7.||ID Checking Service fee (web link above)||N/A||N/A||£8.75 payable to the post office|
|8.||Route 2 External ID Validation fee||N/A||N/A||£5.00|
Galore Park / Hodder Education
Hodder Education is the second largest secondary school publisher in the UK, providing materials supporting the curriculum in almost every subject area and at every level, including online assessment and resources, and training services for teachers.
Galore Park, now part of Hodder Education, is the leading publisher of educational textbooks for pupils studying at independent schools, and is the sole distributor of ISEB Common Entrance papers for 11+ and 13+.
Hodder is providing a unique offer for our TTA members:
- Preferential prices for TTA members buying any Galore Park or Hodder Education products. This includes Hodder Education, Galore Park, Philip Allan for Hodder Education, Philip Allan Events for Hodder Education and Hodder Gibson
- 20% discount for orders placed via the website or with our customer service team. This will be facilitated using a code which will be supplied to you on joining.
Bond - TTA members tutoring the 11+ can now get a great deal on Bond, the number one series for 11+ practice.
If you are preparing your students for the 11+, common entrance or are developing their general maths and English skills, Bond provides progressive practice from age 5 through to 13. Bond supports all four core 11+ subjects; English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning, including support for the University of Durham CEM examinations.
To discover more practice products to support your tutoring sessions visit www.bond11plus.co.uk
or email our 11+ experts at email@example.com.
Many tutors are already using Bond …
….as part of lesson planning (no matter what age, subject or ability level)
….for setting homework (especially useful over the holiday period)
….to build confidence (carefully graded papers including “up to speed” and “stretch” resources)
….to vary the study style (with a mix of books, mock papers and online practice)
Bond has teamed up with TTA to offer members an exclusive 20% off Bond practice
products, promotional code available on joining. Bond is now part of Oxford
We have negotiated with Tutorcruncher the first 1 months usage free for new users who are members of the TTA . Tutorcruncher is one of the preeminent CRM systems for tutoring businesses of all sizes. Providing invoicing, time sheets, client management and scheduling system. Tutorcruncher allow members to focus on building their tutoring business rather than worrying about paperwork.
Seminars and Workshops
Throughout the year the Association will be running a number of member events either free of charge or at a reduced rate. These events will cover topics affecting the profession and also support professional development. Please keep an eye on our internet site news page for further developments.