Terms and Conditions

Introduction

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ALL PTC CLIENTS WORLDWIDE

(APPLIES TO ALL TUITION IN UK, ONLINE & INTERNATIONALLY) 

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

“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 Meeting” means the first hour of an initial face to face meeting between the Client 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. Bookings and payment are arranged prior to tuition commencing. No lessons can take place unless the client has PTC credit on their account (minimum 10hrs applies for every booking). 

1. STEP ONE – TWO PTC TRIAL LESSONS 

An initial meeting shall be arranged with the client’s chosen tutor. The initial meeting or trial lessons are chargeable at the tutor’s agreed hourly rate. Payment for two trial lessons must be made at least two days in advance of the scheduled trial lesson date for the lessons to take place. 

2. STEP TWO – ESTABLISH SCHEDULE 

Once the Client is happy with the tutor after the two trial lessons, an arranged longer term schedule of engagement shall be agreed that is convenient for the tutor and client. This arranged schedule may be subject to change in future. 

3. a) LESSON PAYMENT  

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 agreed hours  are payable no later than 30th/31st of each month for lessons scheduled for the next month. Payment must be made to Private Tuition Club or its chief representatives via UK bank transfer or international payment options online, as agreed with the client. A block booking of minimum 10 hours is required for every new client for the next month’s tuition to take place. Tuition takes place only after a booking of minimum 10 hrs has been made by the client or their representative. 

3. b) LESSON PAYMENT  – Placements 

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.