Terms & Conditions

  • Parents/guardians continue to be responsible for their child during both face to face and online lessons so it is advised that they stay nearby at all times.
  • Arrive on time whenever possible - I often have other lessons before or after the allocated time so it can be tricky to accommodate any last minute changes to timing.
  • In the case of an online lesson, I shall remain online for 15 minutes after the allocated start time. Please get in touch if there are any tech issues. If the student has not appeared online within these 15 minutes then I shall assume that they are missing the lesson.
  • Parents/guardians should assume that they will be required to pay for cancelled/missed lessons unless otherwise agreed. Where last minute issues arise such as illness, I shall try my best to move the lesson to a more convenient time but cannot guarantee a replacement is possible. If cancellations are a rare occurrence, then it is likely that there will be no charge but this is down to discretion.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, it is assumed that lessons shall be at the same time every week during the term times outlined by the Surrey LEA. Lessons shall end in the final week of the academic year or when the subjects final exam has been completed. Lessons during school holidays may be available on request.
  • If a last minute lesson is required for a test or homework ‘panic’ then please do let me know as I will do my best to accommodate this.
  • Two weeks notice will be required for cancellation of regular weekly lesson slots.
  • It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that students bring any required medication and inhalers to each lesson.
  • I have two very friendly house cats which may be an issue for students with allergies. Please be prepared or opt for online to minimise risk.
  • Please note that I accept ‘pay as you go’ monthly cash or direct debit payments. Alternatively, I invoice through QuickBooks at the end of the month (these emails often enter junk folders until other options are selected).
  • Some topics in science can be particularly ‘triggering’ for some students. I always try to handle these topics sensitively, but it would be appreciated if you could let me know if any topics may be particularly upsetting for your child.
  • Please note that I am unable to help with any coursework that will contribute to a final exam grade.
  • The lesson fee does not include homework or report writing. Occasionally I may set homework at no extra fee where appropriate. Regular or detailed homework setting, marking and report writing is charged at my normal hourly rate.

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