Terms and Conditions for Parents/Students

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By engaging a tutor from SincereTutors Home Tuition, you accept the Terms and Conditions listed below with regards to the tuition service provided. The engagement is formalized when a Confirmation Note has been sent to you via WhatsApp/SMS/Email, or/and when the tutor has conducted the first tuition lesson as arranged in the respective correspondence with the client.

Payment And Commission

SincereTutors’s services are free-of-charge for the client as commission fees are levied upon the tutor. Upon completion of 2 weeks of lessons (or otherwise stated in the Confirmation Note) with the tutor, the client is to make payment for 2 weeks of lesson fees (or otherwise advised amount) to SincereTutors Home Tuition. The amount may be paid via Bank Transfer, PayNow, PayLah or Cheque to us. The payment made also represents the commission collected from SincereTutors which is levied upon the tutor.

Subsequent payment may be made directly to the tutors in a payment method and frequency decided between the client and tutor. Any additional tuition services such as an additional subject or teaching of the student’s siblings must be disclosed to SincereTutors and will also be liable for commission. This commission will similarly be charged to the tutor.

Tutor Reassignment Or Cancellation

In the case whereby the client is unsatisfied or uncomfortable with the tutor arranged, the client may request for a change in tutor at anytime, including after the first lesson. The client will only have to pay for all lessons attended so far with the arranged tutor, and SincereTutors will refund the tutor accordingly based on it’s commission agreement with the tutor. No further fees will be required. The general guideline would be to have a commitment period of 1 month before deciding whether the tuition services are deemed suitable or unsuitable for the student.

In the extremely rare case of a cancellation of the tuition assignment by the tutor, due to personal reasons/mis-matches/medical reasons…etc, the lessons carried out by the tutor will generally still have to be paid for. However, SincereTutors will consider these reasons on a case-by-case basis to determine if full payment by the client for the lessons conducted are required. By acceptance of these Terms & Conditions, you agree to respect and adhere to the final decisions made by SincereTutors on these matters. 

Last Minute Cancellations & Postponement Of First Lesson

If a postponement or cancellation of the first lesson is required, the client is required to inform SincereTutors or the tutor 4 hours in advance. If this condition is not met, clients are liable to pay for 50% of the 1st lesson fees in compensation of the tutor’s time and transport costs. SincereTutors understands that cancellations could occur due to last minute emergencies, and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Late Payment Charges

SincereTutors Home Tuition reserves the right to impose a late-payment fee for overdue fees of 1 month or more. The late-payment fees after 1 month will be $50 per 2 weeks (14 Days) of overdue payment after the 1st month of grace period. Other administrative fees may also be charged depending on the resources/time taken to recover the debt. This will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

Example:

Mrs Tan hired a tutor from SincereTutors Home Tuition on the 8th January 2019, at $50/Hour, 1.5 Hours, Once A Week. She was due to pay the 1st 2 lesson fees of $150 upon completion of the 2nd lesson (15th January 2019), however she failed to make payment. After repeated reminders within a 1 month grace-period, Mrs Tan did not make payment on the 15th February 2019.

As the payment was not received within 1 month, SincereTutors Home Tuition will begin to impose late-payment charges from the 16th February Onwards, of $50 per 2 weeks period. On the 15th March, Mrs Tan finally decided to make payment, however her total charges now are $250 instead of the $150 initially owed as 2 blocks of late-payment fees ($100) have been imposed.

SincereTutors Home Tuition also reserves the right to file with the Small Claims Tribunal or take legal action for any debt deemed necessary. As a general guide-line, SincereTutors Home Tuition will file with the Small Claims Tribunal if the sum is not received within 3 months of payment, but may also choose to do so at an earlier date if the debt is deemed to be unrecoverable without legal means. The late payment charges will continue to be imposed for every 2 weeks of no payment till the final order of the court is given.

Qualifications And Authentication of Tutor Documents

Clients reserve the right to request for the Educational Certifications of our tutors to authenticate the qualifications and credibility of the tutor. In the case whereby a client has discovered a fraud tutor, please kindly inform SincereTutors and we will assist you in making a police report regarding the fraud.

Tuition Rates And Schedule

The schedule of the tuition is open to rearrangement with the tutor directly after the first lesson has been carried out. Future tuition rates may also be renegotiated when the student has moved on to a higher academic level.

Location Of Tuition

The tuition will be carried out at the location provided by the client unless otherwise arranged or specified.

Quality Of Service

SincereTutors does not provide any guarantee that the tutoring services offered will results in an improvement of academic grades. SincereTutors will however strive to provide the best and most suitable tutor possible which falls within the client’s requests and budget. Once lessons have been carried out, clients are liable to pay tuition fees for lessons attended by the student, regardless of how satisfactory the client deems the lessons to be. The tutoring services however may be cancelled at any time if deemed unsatisfactory by the client. Clients may provide us with feedback with regards to the tutoring experience, and it will be greatly appreciated by SincereTutors.

Disclaimer

SincereTutors will put in the utmost effort to create the most suitable match between clients and tutors. In the case of a conflict, SincereTutors will step in to resolve conflicts if necessary, but will not hold any responsibility for the actions of either party. SincereTutors will hold no legal liability for issues and disputes which may arise. SincereTutors reserves the right to withhold information and terminate or deny services to any party, unless legally instructed.

Amendment to Terms & Conditions

SincereTutors reserves the right to amend our Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice to our clients.

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