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Example Terms and Conditions
The following is an example of terms and conditions used by one tutor on the site.
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Terms and Conditions for Tuition
- Fees for tuition are £X per hour, payable weekly directly to your tutor. You should pay your tutor directly, in cash or by cheque (a small surcharge may be applied to cheque payments).
- We require a deposit of one lesson's tuition fees to secure your booking.
- Scheduled tutorials will always take place on the day and time and venue specified in the letter that accompanies these terms and conditions, unless a tutorial is rearranged for a time that is mutually convenient to both tutor and student. Lessons will continue until a mutually agreed termination date.
- Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice will be billed to the client at a rate of no more than 1 hour of instruction.
- Although we work within the school curriculum, we do not do homework or assignment questions that are meant to be the student's own work.
- We strive to provide the best possible service. However, we will not be held accountable or responsible for the academic success or lack thereof demonstrated by the student/client. Although we will do everything in our power to help grades and skill sets improve, we can offer no guarantee thereto.
- We are not liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of use of our tutoring service, or any errors or omissions in the content of our materials. You the client specifically waive any and all claims arising out of the use of this tutoring service.
- All materials we create in-house are copyright. You agree that you will not publish or distribute any portion of any materials without prior written permission from us.
Comments From Philip White
I think for tutors who are just starting, it is important that they strike the right balance between protecting themselves, but not being too draconian, and putting prospective pupils off.
It is very important to request a deposit of one lesson fee from the outset. Then make it clear under what conditions the fee will be forfeited. When I first started tutoring I had a 48 hour cancellation deadline. When I became more established "scheduled" tutorials had to be paid for full stop. I would send a homework assignment through the post if a pupil did cancel.
From the outset, whenever I attained a new pupil I always posted (first class) a letter confirming the tutorial, the benefits my tuition would provide, testimonials from past pupils, and a copy of my terms and conditions. If you are professional and disciplined from the outset you will make life a lot easier as you become more established.
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