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Terms and Conditions
Tutors: Our tutors are self-employed and are responsible for paying their own taxes. Unless employed by The Local Teachers. The following arrangements are understood and agreed by all parties:
General: Once a tutoring position has been confirmed, you are entering into a contract between you (the tutor) and The Local Teachers and the client (the student, or the student’s parent/guardian). You (the tutor) are delivering a service for The Local Teachers. The terms of contract entered by you with the client shall be in the form provided by The Local Teachers unless otherwise agreed by The Local Teachers.
Upon signature of the form by the client, you will return the form to The Local Teachers duly signed by you.
Private Arrangements: In consideration of The Local Teachers providing you with students, you are not permitted to make private arrangements for tuition with clients introduced by The Local Teachers or with new clients introduced by The Local Teachers clients. Should you breach this obligation, you will be liable to account to The Local Teachers for all sums received by you from the client/new client without deduction and The Local Teachers shall be entitled to obtain an injunction against you to prevent further breaches. This obligation shall continue notwithstanding termination of this Agreement. Any work referred to a tutor by a client of The Local Teachers must be billed through The Local Teachers on your behalf. The Local Teachers is happy to negotiate on the rate (if needed) for new clients referred to you by our clients, but The Local Teachers must process the billing.
Environment: You and the client are responsible for finding and agreeing on a suitable environment in which tuition can take place unless specified by The Local Teachers.
Payment: The Local Teachers services have fixed fee structure with and this must not be changed without written authority of The Local Teachers. As part of the service, The Local Teachers pays a set rate agreed with you before the commencement of your contract with The Local Teachers. Please ensure that you complete your reports after each lesson immediately. If you are late completing these reports or there is incorrect information on them your payment may be delayed. You must keep your online session schedules up to date. The Local Teachers recommends that tutors keep a signed record of all lessons taught (or cancelled with less than 4hrs notice) and any ad hoc expenses agreed with client (signed by client after each lesson). We do not need to see this but if a client disputes the hours that are invoiced, we will be unlikely to be able to pay tutors if this record has not been signed. If the Local Teachers does not receive payment within a reasonable time, Tutors may obtain written permission from a Director of The Local Teachers to invoice the client directly. You must not accept any payment directly from the client without the written permission of a Director of The Local Teachers. Should you do so, all sums received by you will be immediately payable to The Local Teachers and shall be actionable through the Courts without further notice to you. You undertake to The Local Teachers that you will duly pay the tax and national insurance contributions which are due from you whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in relation to the payments to be made to you by The Local Teachers under this Agreement and further agree to indemnify The Local Teachers in respect of all and any income tax and national insurance contributions which may be found due from The Local Teachers on any payments made to you under this agreement together with any interest, penalties or gross-up thereon.
Expenses: The Local Teachers does not reimburse any expenses between tutors and students for travel, learning materials or any other cost other than tutor’s teaching payments unless stated otherwise in writing.
Cancellation policy: Both the client and the tutor must notify The Local Teachers and each other in advance of any holiday commitments they may have; and any changes to the tuition timetable necessary because of illness or inconvenience. An alternative date will be arranged. An 8 hours’ cancellation notice of any session must be given by the client as well as the Tutor. The Local Teachers reserves the right to charge if the clients cancel the lesson within 4 hours of the expected time of delivery. Similarly, The Local Teachers might require the tutor to deliver a replacement session for free to the client, if the tutor cancels the lesson within 4 hours of the expected time of delivery. Tutors are entitled to 50% of the agreed session’s payment to them if the client cancels within 4 hours, outside of which none is provided.
Damages: The Local Teachers do not accept any liability for any claims by the client arising out of or related to the carrying out of the tutoring by you and you agree to indemnify The Local Teachers without limit in respect of any such claims.
Confidentiality: You undertake that you shall not at any time during this agreement, and for a period of five years after termination of this agreement, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of The Local Teachers, except that you may disclose The Local Teachers’ confidential information as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority. You shall not use The Local Teachers’ property, teaching resources and confidential information for any purpose other than to perform your obligations of delivering services for The Local Teachers under this agreement.
General Data Protection Regulation: The Local Teachers uses tutor data for the purposes of the services that it provides. Tutors providing personal data consent to the use of that data by The Local Teachers to effecting delivery of educational courses, for billing and fee collecting purposes and to enable The Local Teachers to contact the tutor from time to time. The Local Teachers reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions. The Local Teachers will, however, notify you in writing of any changes. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a Director of The Local Teachers, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any other terms of business or conditions put forward by you. No variation or alteration of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless approved in writing by a Director of The Local Teachers.
Approval: Acceptance of our services will be taken to represent agreement to these Terms and Conditions.