The Centre for Market Reform of Education is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors to develop industry standards and improve the consistency of private tutoring practice. The Tutors Association Consultation will be seeking industry input on the rationale for this initiative, and its proposals for the constitution of the association, its remit, membership requirements, codes of professional conduct and proposed member benefits. Recognising the challenges posed by previous government-led initiatives, the Centre for Market Reform of Education (CMRE), together with a number of leading industry providers, began developing proposals for a new professional association in June 2012, and is today launching an industry-wide consultation on its proposals. The Tutoring Association Consultation will be seeking to develop industry standards and accreditation for tutors and tutoring providers alike, and to disseminate guidance for those procuring their services. The consultation opens today and is running until the 17th of July 2013. The results of the consultation will thereafter be published in a report one month after the end of the consultation period. Respondents’ comments and recommendations will inform the constitution and development of the association. As tutors, we would appreciate your full and considered response to the proposals outlined in the consultation document. A copy of these proposals is available for download at http://www.thetutorsassociation.org.uk. I look forward to engaging with you and considering your response. Please do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.