Terms of Use

 

u2 tuition Limited (U2) acts as agent on behalf of the tutor (Tutor) and will introduce the Tutor to the client (Client).

Any reference to ‘we’ or ‘us’ in this policy refers to the separate and distinct legal entities that make up u2 tuition Ltd.

Fees and Payment

u2 looks after the billing process for all jobs. An invoice will be sent to the Client at the end of each calendar month or at the beginning of a program, dependent on the nature of tuition required. Payments must be made to u2 within 15 days of the date of the invoice.

The fees will be calculated at a rate agreed in advance between u2 and the Client. The tutor will log their hours through the TutorCruncher portal and invoices will be processed based on these hours, unless specified otherwise. The Parent may check these hours are correctly logged by accessing their TutorCruncher account and checking their invoices.

Payments must not be made directly to the Tutor at any time.

Any payment details that you supply will not be passed on to any third party.

Expenses

All expenses (including books and travel) must be agreed with the Tutor in advance.

Non–solicitation

The Parent is not permitted to make private arrangements for tuition with a Tutor introduced by u2. Should a Parent breach this obligation, they will be liable to account to u2 for all sums paid to the Tutor without deduction and u2 shall be entitled to obtain an injunction against a Parent to prevent further breaches. This obligation shall continue notwithstanding termination of this agreement.

Liability

u2 do not accept any liability for any claims by the Client arising out of or related to the carrying out of the tutoring by a Tutor introduced by u2.

Cancellation

Both the Client and the Tutor must notify the other in advance of any holiday commitments they may have; and any changes to the tuition timetable necessary because of illness. An alternative date will be arranged. u2 tutors do not operate a 24-hour cancellation policy, unless the amount of lessons cancelled is excessive or at repeatedly short notice. We ask that both Tutor and Parent are reliable and keep cancellations to a minimum.

General - Terms and Conditions

u2 reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a Director of u2, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any other Terms of Business or Conditions put forward by the Client.

No variation or alteration of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless approved in writing by a Director of u2.

Approval

Acceptance of our services will be taken to represent agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Tutors through agency

The following arrangements are understood and agreed by both parties:

Once a tutoring position has been confirmed, you are entering into a contract between you (the tutor) and the Client (the student, or the student’s parent/guardian). u2 tuition Limited (u2) acts as agent on behalf of the tutor and the student. u2 is only responsible for finding students and an appropriate teacher for the specific subject, and is not responsible for the content of lessons and the teaching methods.

Private Arrangements

In consideration of u2 providing you with students, you are not permitted to make private arrangements for tuition with Client introduced by u2 or with new Client introduced by u2 Client. Should you breach this obligation, you will be liable to account to u2 for all sums received by you from the Client/new Client without deduction and u2 shall be entitled to obtain an injunction against you to prevent further breaches. This obligation shall continue notwithstanding termination of this Agreement. 

Any work referred to a tutor by a Client of u2 must be billed through u2 on your behalf. u2 is happy to negotiate on commission for new Client referred to you by our Client but u2 must process the billing.

Profiles

u2 requires that your profiles are up to date, most importantly in terms of tuition experience. Any new references should be uploaded to TutorCruncher as they ensure validation of your profile and will increase the likelihood of your being chosen for a job.

Environment

u2 is responsible for agreeing on a suitable environment in which tuition can take place. Lessons will either take place at our Head Office in Michelin House, or in the Client's home.

Payment

u2 will agree the fee structure with the Client and this must not be changed without the written authority of u2.

As part of the service, u2 will endeavour to collect the fees due from Clients and pass them on to you, net of a commission. u2 invoices Client on behalf of tutors, based on time sheets submitted by the tutor onto the u2 website.

Please ensure that you fill in your online time sheets after each lesson. If you are late completing these time sheets or there is incorrect information on them, your payment may be delayed. Payments will only be made once the Client has paid the invoices.

Your must keep your online time sheet up to date. u2 recommends that tutors keep a signed record of all lessons taught (or cancelled with less than 24hrs notice) and expenses agreed with Client (signed by Client after each lesson). We do not need to see this but if a Client disputes hours that are invoiced we will be unlikely to be able to pay tutors if this record has not been signed.

You will not be paid directly by the Client. u2 sends an invoice to the Client, on behalf of and as an agent for you (the tutor), at the beginning of each calendar month to cover the previous month’s tuition. 

Our payment terms are currently 1 day - you will be paid directly after the session you undertake, whether or not the Client has yet paid. If you are undertaking numerous hours of tuition with the Client per week, u2 will enquire with you to ask if payment may be paid weekly.

You must not accept any payment direct from the Client without the written permission of a Director of u2. Should you do so, all sums received by you will be immediately payable to u2 and shall be actionable through the Courts without further notice to you.

You undertake to u2 that you will duly pay the tax and national insurance contributions which are due from you whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in relation to the payments to be made to you by u2 under this Agreement. You further agree to indemnify u2 in respect of all and any income tax and national insurance contributions which may be found due from u2 on any payments made to you under this agreement together with any interest, penalties or gross-up thereon.

For the purposes of recordkeeping, you will account for the full fees due from the Client as income and the commission as expenditure.

Expenses

All expenses (books, travel, etc) must be agreed with Client before you add them to your account. If you buy books please keep receipts so you can return them to shop if Client does not want to buy them. Do not charge for travel in central London. Any expenses incurred by you without the agreement of the Client will not be reimbursed to you.

Cancellation policy

Both the Client and the tutor must notify the other in advance of any holiday commitments they may have; and any changes to the tuition timetable necessary because of illness. An alternative date will be arranged.

Damages

u2 does not accept any liability for any claims by the Client arising out of or related to the carrying out of the tutoring by you and you agree to indemnify u2 without limit in respect of any such claims.

Confidentiality

You undertake that you shall not at any time during this agreement, and for a period of five years after termination of this agreement, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, Client or suppliers of u2, except that you may disclose u2's confidential information as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority.

You shall not use u2's confidential information for any purpose other than to perform your obligations under this agreement.

Data Protection Act

u2 uses tutor data for the purposes of the services that it provides. Tutors providing personal data consent to the use of that data by u2 for the purpose of effecting introductions to Client, for billing and fee collecting purposes and to enable u2 to contact the tutor when needed.

u2 reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a Director of u2, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any other Terms of Business or Conditions put forward by you.

No variation or alteration of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless approved in writing by a Director of u2.

U2 tuition LTD

Approval

Acceptance of our services will be taken to represent agreement to these Terms and Conditions

U2 TUITION LTD is a company registered in England and Wales - Company number 11056753.

U2 TUITION LTD registered office: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 3RD