Terms and Conditions

Introduction

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These terms and conditions control your use of our website; by using our website and services, you fully accept these terms and conditions. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, we advise you not to use our website or services.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Tutor” means the person introduced by the Employment Business to the Client for an Engagement;

Client” means the person to whom the introduction of a Tutor is made and includes pupils/tutees.

“Client Representative” Any person authorised to act on behalf/to represent the Client 

“Employment Business” means Private Tuition Club Limited, Office 3, 05 1 King St, London EC2V 8AU. 

Engage, Engagement” means the Client using a Tutor for tuition in person and online;

Introduction” means the passing to the Client of Tutor Information;

Agreed Hourly rate” means the rate payable for tuition as agreed between the Employment Business and the Client;

Initial/Trial Session” means the first hour of an initial online or in person meeting between the Client/Client’s representative and the Tutor

Tutor Information” means contact details of a Tutor selected by the Employment Business;

Billed, Billing” means request of funds by the Employment Business for tutor engagement sent to the client via invoice or digital link 

PAYMENT 

The process of invoicing and billing is a responsibility under the control of the Employment Business, Private Tuition Club Ltd. An agreed hourly rate for your chosen tutor shall be confirmed via email between the Client and the Employment Business before the initial trial session. Bookings and payment are arranged by the client prior to tuition commencing. No lessons can take place unless the client has paid for their initial trial session and subsequently, for the next month’s tuition. 

TRIAL SESSION

An initial trial session shall be arranged with the client’s chosen tutor. The initial trial session is chargeable at the tutor’s agreed hourly rate. Payment for the trial session must be received at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled trial session date for the session to take place. 

SCHEDULING

Once the Client is happy with the tutor after the the trial session, an arranged longer term schedule of engagement will be agreed that is convenient for the tutor and client. This arranged schedule may be subject to change in future should the client or tutor have valid reason eg. change of school or university related scheduling beyond the tutor or client’s control. 

LESSON PAYMENT  (MONTHLY & LONG TERM PACKAGES)

Payments must not be made directly to the Tutor at any time. Private Tuition Club reserves the right to claim back any payments which were made without our knowledge. Payment for hourly tuition must be made for the hours required by the 30th/31st of each month. In cases where tutor engagement is for longer term or larger packages such as the PTC mentoring, SAT tuition or international tuition, payment of tuition is due in full prior to starting or in 1-2 instalments or as agreed with the client/ client’s representative. International placements for the short term (up to 3 months) must be paid in advance of the placement in full (includes tutor flights and expenses prior to departure). 

 LESSON PAYMENT  (RESIDENTIAL/INTERNATIONAL)

Where the client has requested a placement for a fixed time frame with precise dates of  tutor engagement, and their teacher has been sourced by the Private Tuition Club for purposes of the placement, payment for the full placement is taken in advance to tuition taking place. Should the client choose to cancel their placement entirely, 50% of the placement funds will be refunded and 50% will be retained by the Private Tuition Club. Cancellation of a placement requires 7 working days notice for 50% refund, beyond which the placement is non-refundable. 

 

EXPENSES   

Expenses incurred by the tutor for the purpose of engagement (including teaching resources and travel costs) are to be covered by the Client. Private Tuition Club will agree with the Client before ordering resources and notify the Client of the cost before purchase. The charge for expenses incurred by tutors for purposes of engagement shall be added to the client’s monthly billing. The client shall be sent all expenses receipts in their monthly billing,  kept by the Tutor for accurate reimbursement. 

CLIENTS

Private Tuition Club is an agent on the tutor’s behalf and will introduce the tutor to the Client. In order to arrange lessons effectively, the Client must provide a telephone number and email address. We are unable to provide a Tutor without these methods of contact. There are no exceptions.

NON-SOLICITATION

The Client is not permitted to make private arrangements for tuition with a Tutor introduced by Private Tuition Club. Should a Client breach this obligation, they will be liable to account to Private Tuition Club for all sums paid to the Tutor without deduction and Private Tuition Club shall be entitled to obtain an injunction against a Client to prevent further breaches. This obligation shall continue notwithstanding termination of this agreement.

PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS

Under no circumstances are tutors recruited and trained by Private Tuition Club to make private arrangements for tuition directly with a Private Tuition Club client and pupils. Should any tutor breach this obligation, they will be liable to fully pay the sum received from the client. Tutors will also be faced with an injunction against them to prevent further breaches. This obligation shall continue notwithstanding termination of this Agreement.

LIABILITY

Private Tuition Club does not accept liability for claims by the Client arising out of or related to the carrying out of the tutoring by a Tutor introduced by Private Tuition Club.

TAXES

All Private Tuition Club tutors are self-employed and are liable to pay their own taxes. Private Tuition Club holds no liability for the tax affairs of clients related to private tuition or client tax issues arising as a result of private tuition requested by the Client. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Both the client and the tutor must notify the other party in advance of any holiday commitments they have arranged and any changes to the tuition timetable due to ill health or other causes. An alternative date will be arranged. 24 hours cancellation notice of any session must be given by clients and teachers. In cases where a client cancels without 24hrs prior notice, the lesson is chargeable in full. In cases where a tutor cancels without 24hrs notice, the tutor shall re-arrange to deliver their lesson due at earliest possible date and convenience for the client. 

ENVIRONMENT 

The tutor and the client are responsible for agreeing on a suitable environment for tuition to take place. Private Tuition Club accepts no liability for an unsuitable environment agreed by either or both parties. The client is responsible for ensuring stable internet access. Should lessons be disrupted due to poor network issues on the client side, Private Tuition Club reserves the right to charge for the lesson time conducted under the affected circumstances. 

APPROVAL

All clients and tutors accepting and requesting our services are assumed to be in agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Client breaches of any of the above terms and conditions will be forwarded to the Private Tuition Club Legal team for further investigation and handling.