Terms and Conditions

Below, you’ll find the terms and conditions that will govern our sessions together.

Contract for Tutoring Services

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Contract for Tutoring Services

  1. Meridian Test Prep offers bespoke tuition for clients seeking to excel on standardised exams.  By agreeing to begin tuition, all clients agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
  2. Parties: The Parties to this agreement are as follows:
      1. Name: Dr Patrick C Armshaw (Hereinafter referred to as ‘the tutor’)
      2. Address: 53A Farley Road, London SE6 2AA
      3. Email: PatrickArmshaw@gmail.com,
      4. Phone: 075 9194 0327
    1. The Student:
      1. Name:_______________________________________________
      2. Address:_____________________________________________
      3. Email: _______________________________________________
      4. Phone:_______________________________________________
  3. Fees: The Student agrees to pay all fees promptly upon completion of tutoring sessions, unless alternative arrangements are made by common consent of the parties.  Fees may be adjusted at the Tutor’s sole discretion solely upon written notice being given the Student, becoming effective seven calendar days after such notice has been given.  Under no circumstances will the Tutor retroactively alter agreed upon fee schedules or seek to alter fees for lessons paid for in advance.  Under no circumstances will the Tutor charge any fees for travel expenses except by prior agreement in writing with the Student. Unless otherwise agreed beforehand and evidenced in writing, lessons shall be paid for according to the following fee schedule:
    1. In-Person Tuition shall be charged at the rate of £70/hour.
    2. Online Tuition, whether conducted via Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, or some other application to be selected via mutual agreement, shall be charged at a rate of £65/hour.
  4. Payment: The Student agrees to make payment immediately upon completion of a session, unless alternative arrangements are arrived at by mutual consent of the Parties in writing.
    1. Payments may be made in cash or via electronic bank transfer, using the following bank details:

      Patrick Armshaw
      Nationwide Bank
      Acct: 14026360
      Sort: 07-08-06
  5. Schedule of Lessons: Lessons shall commence at a mutually agreed time and location after the coming into force of this contract and continue thereafter on an ad hoc basis as agreed by mutual consent by the Parties.
    1. Cancellation of Lessons: Where prior-arranged lessons must be cancelled, the Parties agree to the following terms:
      1. Lessons Cancelled by the Student: Lessons may be cancelled at the request of the Student by giving at least 24-hours notice, in which case no fees will be incurred.  Lessons cancelled with less than 24-hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
      2. Lessons Cancelled by the Tutor: The Tutor may cancel lessons by giving notice of at least 24-hours notice to the client, in which case no fees will be incurred.  Lessons that have been pre-paid will be rescheduled at the earliest mutually agreed upon time and place, failing which the Tutor will offer a full refund for the missed session.
    2. Late Arrival: Both Parties agree to make every effort to arrive for lessons on time and ready to begin work. 
      1. Late Arrival by Student: Where a lesson is delayed by the late arrival of the Student, the fee for the agreed upon session will be governed under the relevant subsection of section 3; no reduction in fee will be granted for any missed time.
      2. Late Arrival by Tutor: Where a lesson is delayed by the late arrival of the Tutor, the missed time will be compensated for by the extension of the lesson, where this is agreeable to both Parties, or made up at a different time and place by mutual consent.  Failing this, the Student will receive either a pro-rata credit for future tuition or, where this is not possible, a pro-rata reduction in the fee owed.  Where a lesson has been paid in advance, and none of the prior alternatives are possible, the Tutor agrees to refund the specified pro-rata amount  to the Student.
  6. Obligations of the Parties: Both Parties agree to the following undertakings:
    1. Obligations of the Tutor:
      1. The Tutor shall undertake to prepare lessons thoroughly and to structure them so as, in his professional opinion, to optimise time to the benefit to the Student.
      2. The Tutor shall keep confidential all personal or sensitive information of the Student, not giving any such information to any third party without the express prior written consent of the Student.
      3. The Tutor shall not assign any duties or obligations to any third party without the express prior written consent of the Student.
      4. The Tutor shall at no time be required or obliged to execute homework or assignments on behalf of the Student.
    2. Obligations of the Student:
      1. The Student undertakes to assist the Tutor in identifying areas in which the Student requires specific tutoring.
      2. The Student agrees that any homework, assignments or exercises specified by the Tutor are an integral part of the tuition, and as such shall undertake to complete such work on time.
  7. No Warranties: The Tutor makes no promises or warranties with regards to the student’s performance as a result of any tutoring provided.
  8. Status of the Tutor: It is expressly understood that the Tutor is engaged as an independent contractor and not as an employee of the Student.  The Tutor shall be responsible for his insurance and for fulfilling all statutory declarations and contributions regarding income tax.
  9. Termination: This contract may be terminated upon the giving of at least seven days prior written notice by either party.  Where lessons have been prepaid, in exchange for a discounted rate, the Student agrees to complete the contracted hours where possible: refunds in this case will only be granted upon frustration of the contract’s purpose.
  10. Relaxation of Terms: No relaxation, indulgence, waiver or release by either party of any of the rights in terms of this agreement on one occasion shall prevent the subsequent enforcement of such rights and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of any of the terms of this agreement.
  11. Whole Agreement: This agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties regarding the matter thereof and the parties waive the right to rely upon any alleged express or implied provision not contained herein.  Any alteration of this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.
  12. Minors: Where the Student is a legal minor, the parent/guardian shall enter into this agreement on behalf of the student, agreeing to all terms and conditions contained herein on behalf of the Student
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