1.1 For the purpose of these Terms, ‘The Profs’, ‘we’ and ‘the company’ will refer to The Profs Tuition Ltd.
1.2 The Profs exists to introduce tutors to clients.
1.2.1 In order to differentiate between The Profs’ clients for the purposes of these terms, and to clarify the expectations attached to each:
1.2.2 ‘The Tutor’ will refer to the provider of tuition.
1.2.3‘The Student’ will refer to the recipient of tuition, and/or to the person or organisation responsible for payment of the Tutor’s invoices.
1.3 In engaging the services of the Tutor, the Student enters into a private agreement with a self-employed individual, which for these purposes will be referred to as ‘the Project’. A single continuous instance of tuition, of any length, whether conducted in person or by electronic means, will be referred to as ‘a session’.
1.4 We reserve the right to amend these Terms as may be required, at any time. Reasonable efforts will be made to inform both Students and Tutors of any such changes, after which time any continued use of our services will constitute acceptance of these changes.
2. Acceptance of these Terms
2.1 Upon contacting The Profs to arrange tuition, the Student will be considered to have accepted these terms, in so far as they pertain to this initial enquiry, the Profs’ Placement Fee (7.2) and Deposit (7.3). Upon selection of the Tutor and confirmation of the Project, the Student will be considered to have accepted these terms in their entirety. The Profs undertake to make this clear by email. The Tutor may set their own terms, in discussion with the Student, prior to the commencement of tuition, or at a later stage if necessary.
2.2 Any tutor who engages The Profs’ services must abide by all of the Terms and Conditions set out here, and will be considered to be in agreement with them from the time that their profile is approved on The Profs’ database.
2.3 In accepting these Terms, it is understood that The Profs can make no guarantee as to the outcome of a Project, in respect of grades or certification from any educational institution. The quality of the Student’s academic work remains their responsibility, and the role of the Tutor will never be more than advisory.
8.1 The Profs administer all payment arrangements in respect of every project. We raise invoices on behalf of the Tutor, and take payment for these from the Student. We will not undertake to enforce any invoice not raised by The Profs or any charge which has not formally been invoiced for by our company.
8.2 For administrative convenience, the commission paid by the Tutor to The Profs is deducted directly from the Student’s payment, before payment is made to the Tutor. This will be clearly set out in the Payment Order associated with each payment made to the Tutor.
8.3 All invoices raised by The Profs will be payable within 10 days of dispatch. In all cases, invoices will be transmitted electronically, to the email address associated with the Student’s profile on our system.
8.4 It is the usual practice of The Profs to take payment for each invoice five days from the date of dispatch, to allow time for resolution of payment issues.
8.5 Payment Methods
8.5.1 Bank Card: The preferred method is via debit or credit card, through the system administered by the payment provider, Stripe. The Student will be required to permit the storage of the details of a debit or credit card on this system, to allow payment to be taken automatically for each future invoice, a copy of which will be sent to the client in advance of payment.
8.5.2 Acceptance of these Terms includes acceptance of automatic payments, on the basis outlined in 8.5.1.
8.5.3 Bank Transfers may be accepted in advance of tuition, to be held by The Profs as credit against future invoices. The standard time-limit for usage of this credit will apply (see 5.2.2)
8.5.4 Payments in arrears may be made via Direct Debit, and will be administered by The Profs in the same manner as payment by bank card, through a payment provider chosen by The Profs.
8.5.5 Cash or Cheque: The Profs do not handle payments through cash or cheque, and strongly advises that payment is never made directly to the Tutor without written confirmation from both a Director of The Profs and the Tutor. The Profs cannot guarantee that such payments will be verified, and accepts no responsibility in the case of a dispute arising from such a payment.