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Your Maths Tutor’s Terms of Service

Please read the following terms of service, fill in and sign the Client’s Information to show you have read and understood about Your Maths Tutor tuition services.

 

PRICE:

The basic hourly rate for maths tuition is £60 per hour for a single lesson or ad-hoc tuition, paid at least 2 days in advance.

The hourly rate for long-term, regular, tuition has a fixed fee, no matter whether there are 4 or 5 weeks in any calendar month:

1 hr weekly - £180 per month

1.5 hrs weekly - £250 per month

2 hrs weekly - £320 per month

The monthly tuition fee is to be paid on the 25th of the month for the following month.

Monthly plans apply to lessons from primary to A-level (or equivalent - Scottish Higher, IB,...). Please ask for details about monthly plans for university tuition.

The basic hourly rate applies to all school levels.

Adjustments to the payment plans above can be made at the tutor’s discretion upon mutual agreement.

If you have currently a discount applied for group tuition, home educated students or otherwise, that will be agreed on and stated in our written conversation (email, WhatsApp, etc.).

If you want regular tuition over weekends, there is a 50% extra charge - if the tutor has a free time slot available. There is no extra charge for tuition on bank holidays. If a single replacement lesson is agreed to be tutored over a weekend, your normal rate will apply.

 

DISCOUNTS:

Currently, there are discounts available for recommendations of new students, for booking multiple lessons per week (more than two, otherwise, see the price chart above), taking a lesson with a study-buddy (i.e. creating a private mini-group) and/or if the tuition takes place in less busy times (during school hours - i.e. home educated students). Please ask the tutor for details directly.

 

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS:

Monthly plans are tailored to provide the best tuition support and are meant to take place every week. If the student is unable to attend, an alternative session would take a place instead, please see alternative sessions information below. Cancellations of the monthly plan can be done 5 working days before the next lesson - this would cease the tuition for the rest of the month and you’ll get a refund for any remaining lessons. You can book and start the tuition later again but your booking slot may be taken by another student.

For tuition paid on a weekly basis (the basic hourly rate - please see above), cancellations or changes to the length of the session have to be announced at least 48 hrs before the session in written form (via text message or email).

Lessons have to be fully paid/wouldn’t be refunded if:

  1. the client isn’t present at the lesson, i.e. not responding to video call for online tuition, excluding technical/internet connection problems on either student’s or tutor’s side - lesson can be rescheduled at tutor’s discretion <see below>
  2. cancellation/shorter session request is announced less than 48 hrs/5 working days (see above which one applies to your tuition plan) in advance AND the client will not choose an alternative session <see below>

 

It’s the client’s responsibility to be ready on time for the lesson. It’s recommended to log in to the lesson (to log in to Bitpaper + Zoom) a few minutes in advance to ensure a smooth start of the lesson.

If the client is late more than 10 minutes, the tutor won’t wait any longer and would end the lesson which will be charged in full. If the client is late less than 10 minutes, the lesson will finish at the usual time and be paid for in full. This is to ensure the students having lessons afterwards won’t be affected by the tutor being late for their lesson. Exceptions for a longer waiting time may be made at the tutor’s discretion.

If the tutor is late for a session, the client can choose one of the following options:

  1. having the session extended beyond the usual time to get the full length of the session (if that’s possible for both sides)
  2. being charged proportionally less considering the time lost by tutor’s delay
  3. adding the lost time to the next session with no change of charge

 

ALTERNATIVE SESSIONS*:

sessions can be tutored in one of the following alternative ways IF it suits both sides (student & tutor):

  1. rearranging** the session to another day/time
  2. distance tuition - the session is worked out remotely by the tutor for the student to learn the topic that was supposed to be a subject of the missed lesson. This can take the form of written notes, worked out step by step examples and/or short video tutorials for the given topic.

*The price of any alternatively arranged lesson is the same as the price of the lesson originally booked.

**The session is not considered as rearranged if it would be requested at the usual time slot of the next regularly scheduled lesson.

 

REPORTS & FEEDBACK:

Short feedback can be given at the end of the session when requested. Please let the tutor know if possible in advance and be present a few minutes before the lesson ends. This allows planning the lesson with a few minutes in mind for the chat before the lesson ends so it wouldn’t affect the next scheduled lessons.

Email feedback can be given regularly - as it suits each student’s plan (weekly, monthly or as requested/needed).

If you need a longer chat, please arrange a call to discuss current progress or results and expectations of the tuition more in-depth, to discuss teacher's notes and school reports or for any other tuition-related discussion directly.

For any further communication with the tutor please feel free to use emails/texts/messages any time.

 

HOMEWORK:

Providing additional homework resources is a free part of the service and can be done on a regular or irregular basis depending on the style that suits the best current student’s lesson plan. Shorter focus-based homework can be marked by the tutor if the homework is finished and returned at least two days before the next lesson (where answers are not provided). For more extensive homework, marking can be done either by the client (where answers are provided), as a part of the next lesson, or alternatively as an extra paid online/distance lesson.

In some cases, the tutor may suggest a more in-depth assessment (usually around mock time for pre-exam students to help narrow the pre-exam tuition focus or near other key times during the school year, such as end-of-year assessment to help identify possible topics to focus on during summer lessons if these are taken). This is a free part of the service and the tutor will let you know if/when this would apply to you.

 

Read more about good homework practice:

https://yourmathstutor.com/index.php/extras/blog/14-articles/57-homework-too-much-too-little

and

https://yourmathstutor.com/index.php/extras/blog/14-articles/69-why-do-i-give-answers-to-my-students

 

ADDITIONAL MATHS SUPPORT:

Students, or parents on behalf of younger students, are encouraged to be in touch between lessons and ask additional maths questions (via email, WhatsApp,...) in order to get help with their practice. The tutor answers as soon as it is possible for shorter questions, this is free of charge. If there is a more complex maths problem that needs to be helped with between lessons, an additional lesson may be arranged or this can be left to be solved during the next lesson.

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:

Tuition during the school holidays is expected to continue as usual. The days/times may vary if requested. The best way to book a different session day/time for school holidays is to discuss availability a few weeks in advance.

 

END OF TUITION:

Tuition services can be terminated at any time but at least 48hrs before the next scheduled lesson for the basic hourly rate paid weekly or 5 working days before the next scheduled lesson for the monthly plan.

Any outstanding payments for the rest of the prepaid lessons will be refunded.

 

DISCLOSURE:

While for the majority of students following the suggested lesson plan the expected results are overall very promising (improving by two grades on average, lowering maths anxiety, understanding maths principles and establishing the ability to apply them), the tutor doesn’t guarantee this. Please note that:

Long-term regular tuition helps improve student’s knowledge and maths skills to a degree that varies for each individual. By discussing specific academic goals and following the tutor’s recommendations for the lesson plan, the student may expect the desired result.

The tutor doesn’t guarantee any specific academic results, exams grades, etc.

The tutor is not liable for any mistakes (on her side nor the student’s side), the overall outcome of the tuition nor for the academic results, grade results, entrance applications success etc.

The tutor’s work in any form is meant to be a guidance for the student who is supposed to learn from it and then do the required maths by themselves after having a sufficient amount of lessons.

 

SAFEGUARDING: 

Notes from each lesson are always provided in written form (mostly in Bitpaper). Hence for lessons conducted online in a form of a video call (with or without cameras on), be it over Zoom or an alternative program, students/clients are not allowed to record lessons in any form. The tutor would seek consent from the parents (and/or the students if they’re independent adult learners) prior to any recording should the need arise. While recording is not generally needed nor expected in lessons, students will be always asked (even with prior parental consent) whether they allow the recording before it would start. This applies to any type of lesson - one to one or groups.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

Contact me for bank details - payments to be sent via bank prior to the lesson(s).

For international payments (outside of the UK), you may want to use Wise (if it supports your currency) to have lower currency conversion fees.

For free international transfer of up to £500 create an account through this link:

https://transferwise.com/invite/u/veronikam44

 

Email me at veronika@yourmathstutor.com

Text me or call me on +44 750 7356 113

 

Your Maths Tutor

Veronika Skye

37A Colliers Road, Fallin

Stirling FK7 7HU

Scotland, United Kingdom

 

Online private maths tutor for all ages and abilities

www.yourmathstutor.com

 

Feel free to pass my details to your friends and family if they need maths tuition - and earn a discount on tuition for both of you.

The majority of my students are doing GCSE or A level maths, yet I tutor all levels from primary maths to university maths, including SEN students, homeschooled students and adult learners.

 

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