AGREEMENT BY SCHEDULING
By scheduling a lesson with the Tutor, the Student agrees to the below terms in full.
FEES AND COSTS
The Student agrees to pay the agreed-upon rate. The Tutor will provide this rate in writing prior to the initial lesson. This rate is subject to change; the Tutor will notify the Student in writing of any rate changes at least one week prior to the implementation of the rate change.
No additional fees outside of the scheduled lesson will be charged by the Tutor unless agreed upon in writing. This includes time for preparation or travel.
The Tutor guarantees the fit and satisfaction of the Tutor’s services. If, during the student’s first lesson hour or within four hours of lesson completion, the Student is dissatisfied with the fit of the Tutor, the Student may request a full refund of the Student’s payment. The Tutor agrees to refund any payment made that follows these terms. This refund may be less fees. No refunds are guaranteed outside of this structure. Participation in scheduled following lessons constitutes satisfaction; lessons past the first lesson are not subject to refund.
SCHEDULED LESSONS AND OBLIGATIONS
Communication of a scheduled lesson date, time and location by the Tutor constitutes an officially scheduled lesson. No charges may be made prior to the creation of an officially scheduled lesson.
Lessons will not extend past the scheduled time except by mutual agreement of the Student and Tutor. The Tutor reserves the right to schedule and charge for the full range of time scheduled whether utilized or not.
CANCELLATION OF LESSONS BY STUDENT
The Student may cancel tuition or modify the length of a lesson by giving at least 24 hours prior notice to the Tutor in which case no tuition fees will be incurred. Lessons not attended by the student without giving 24 hours prior notice to the Tutor shall be charged at the full rate.
CANCELLATION OF LESSONS BY TUTOR
The Tutor may cancel lessons by giving 24 hours prior notice to the Student in which case no fees shall be incurred. Where a lesson was pre-paid, the Tutor shall reschedule the appointment at a time agreeable to both parties, failing which the Student shall be refunded with such a missed lesson fee.
Fees are calculated according to the times stipulated in the schedule and no adjustment shall be made for time lost because of late arrival by the Student.
Any lost time because of the late arrival of the Tutor shall be compensated for by extending a lesson by mutual agreement and by such amount of time that was lost.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE TUTOR
* The Tutor undertakes to do all preparation prior to lessons and to structure lessons in such a way as to optimize time to the benefit of the Student.
* The Tutor shall keep confidential all information of the Student and shall contact other parties involved in the education of the Student only if given written permission by the Student to do so.
* The Tutor shall not assign any of his/her duties or obligations under this tutoring contract to a third party without the written permission of the Student.
* The Tutor shall at no time be required or obliged to execute homework or assignments on behalf of the Student.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE STUDENT
* The Student undertakes to assist the Tutor in identifying problem areas in which the Student needs specific tutoring.
* The Student agrees that assignments, exercises or homework form an integral part of tutoring and undertakes to complete such work timeously.
* The Student agrees to abide by their University or institution’s honor code and all other binding academic and professional obligations.
The Tutor makes no promises or warranties with regards to a Student’s performance as a result of any tutoring provided.
STATUS OF THE TUTOR
It is expressly understood that the Student retains the services of the Tutor as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Tutor shall be responsible for his/her insurance and for all statutory declarations and contributions with regard to income tax.
This tutoring contract may be terminated by either party at any time by giving the other party 24 hours prior written notice.
PAYMENT AND NON-PAYMENT
Payment for online lessons are due prior to the start of lesson. Payment for in-person sessions are due at the end of a session. Payments not received within the deadline are subject to a 15% penalty, added to the base payment; this penalty compounds on the full payment (the combination of base payment and any penalty) each week (as calculated by the date and time of the initial due payment plus 7 days).
RELAXATION OF TERMS
No relaxation, indulgence, waiver or release by any party of any of the rights in terms of this agreement on one occasion shall prevent the subsequent enforcement of such rights and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of any of the terms.
This agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties with regard to the subject matter thereof and the parties waive the right to rely on any alleged expressed or implied provision not contained herein. Any alteration to this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.
Where the Student is a legal minor, the Parent/Guardian shall enter into this tutoring contract on behalf of the Student and shall accept and agree to all the terms and conditions contained herein on behalf of the Student.