mathsDoc Private Tuition Terms and Conditions

Effective date: July 30, 2018

1   Lesson Fees

2   Payment Information

Payment for the first, trial lesson is payable either via PayPal (via website or hyperlink) prior to the session , by cash directly to Dean Blake or credit/debit card payments can be made over the phone.

If you, the client, are happy to continue with tuition after the initial trial session, payment is due one month in advance by direct bank transfer or cash payment

3   Termination of tuition

4   Failure to give notice

Unless terminated under Condition 3 above, this Agreement shall continue unless the client or tutor has served notice to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Condition 3(b) above or the signatories have agreed to terminate the Agreement in accordance with Condition 3 (a) above. Where clients fail to give notice of termination, one month’s lesson fees will be payable in lieu of notice.

5   Lesson Cancellation

To cancel a scheduled lesson, please give notice at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to provide at least 24 hours’ notice will result in the time being invoiced.

If a cancellation is made with more than 24 hours’ notice, an alternative tuition time will be offered, where possible.

Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice due to student illness will be invoiced.

Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice due to tutor illness will not be invoiced, but the opportunity for a session at a mutually convenient alternative time will be arranged as soon as possible.

Cancellation with more than 24 hours’ notice on either side will not be invoiced.

6   Make-up Lessons

If the tutor is unable to give a scheduled lesson, an alternative time will be offered where possible.

If the student is unable to attend a scheduled lesson, every effort will be made to provide a make-up lesson if proper notice is given.

7   Lateness

Lessons will start at their scheduled time. If a student is late, the time will not be made up. Student lateness in excess of 15 minutes will result in a cancelled lesson. The lesson fees and travel charges (if applicable) will not be refunded, and there will be no make-up lesson scheduled. Tutor lateness in excess of 15 minutes will be communicated by text message as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Students should bring the following items to every lesson: books they are currently working out of, notebooks/paper, calculator and appropriate stationary. Students should come to each lesson with any homework set by the tutor, completed and be ready to discuss what they are working on.

8   Code of Conduct

Where students are under 18, tuition will only take place where a responsible adult is in the house at all times. If a responsible adult is not home for the full duration of the lesson, the lesson will be terminated or will not start, but the full lesson fee will be payable.

Where tutors are travelling to students, we request that the students and adult members of the household should be fully dressed in daytime clothes on arrival (not pyjamas). It is appreciated that this may not be appropriate or feasible for younger members of the household, in particular where sessions are held after 8pm.

Where tuition will take place at the clients’ home, space should be provided for tuition where the responsible adult can be accessible at all times. Under no circumstances will tuition take place in a bedroom.

We request that students and their parents to refrain from using inappropriate, disrespectful or aggressive language and/or behaviour during, before or after lessons. Aggressive or threatening behaviour will result in immediate termination of the tuition agreement. Any fees paid for future lessons will be forfeited.

9   Plagiarism

In accordance with the Tutors Association Code of Ethics, the client acknowledges that the tutor will not complete assignments or homework on their behalf to pass off as their own. Where assistance is provided for e.g. dissertations, theses and assignments, this must be appropriately acknowledged and referenced within the work.

The client acknowledges that plagiarism is a serious academic offense which can result in qualifications being withdrawn.

10   Limitation of Liability

While the Tutor will endeavour to ensure the Student makes satisfactory progress, this cannot be guaranteed, and neither the Tutor, nor mathsDoc can be held accountable for the academic success or otherwise of the Student. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither the Tutor, nor mathsDoc accept liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Tutor’s or mathsDoc’s services or any errors or omissions in the content of the Tutor’s learning materials.

Contact Information:

Mr Dean Blake, mathsDoc, Maths Tuition, St. Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8UQ. Telephone: 07989988660 (mobile). E-mail:,

Contract Agreement:

I have read and understand these terms and conditions and agree to abide by them. If student is under 18 years of age, signature of a parent/guardian is required.

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