1.1. Catherine Mycock-Overell trading as Cat the Science Tutor (“Cat”) is a private tutor.
1.2. These T&Cs set out the terms under which Cat will provide tutoring services to students (“You”). If You are under 18 then these tutoring services are deemed to be provided at the request of a parent or guardian (“Your Parent/Guardian”).
2.1. These T&Cs are binding on Cat, You, and Your Parent/Guardian.
2.2. Cat reserves the right to alter these T&Cs.
2.3. No variation or alteration of these T&Cs by You or Your Parent/Guardian shall be valid unless expressly approved in writing by Cat.
2.4. These T&Cs are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the Court of England and Wales.
3. INITIAL CONSULTATION
3.1. Cat offers a free initial consultation lasting up to 1 hour (“Initial Consultation”) to all prospective students.
3.2. The Initial Consultation takes place at your home with You and Your Parent/guardian (if applicable).
3.3. The purpose of the Initial Consultation is to allow You and Cat to meet so You can decide if Cat’s tutoring services are suitable for Your needs, and so Cat can obtain information about You in order to provide tutoring suitable to Your needs.
3.4. If you decide to engage Cat to provide You with tutoring services, at the end of the Initial Consultation You and/or Your Parent/Guardian will need to:
3.4.1. Complete and sign the Parental Consent Form;
3.4.2. Review and sign the Data Privacy Notice & Consent Form; and
3.4.3. Agree a day and time for the selected tutoring services.
4. TUTORING SERVICES
4.2. Cat will provide tutoring sessions (“Tutorials”) to You:
a) on the day and time;
b) for the duration; and
c) at the location
agreed in the Initial Consultation, or as subsequently agreed in writing between Cat and You and Your Parent/Guardian (if applicable).
4.3. Tutorials will continue until a termination date is mutually agreed (and confirmed in writing).
4.4. Revision Sessions
4.5. Cat offers 3.5 hour one-to-one revision sessions (“Revision Sessions”). Revision Sessions include two short breaks.
4.6. Cat will also deliver Revision Sessions to groups of 2 or 3 students (“Group Revision Sessions”).
4.7. A Revision Session (or Group Revision Session, as applicable) will take place at the location and on the date and time agreed in writing between Cat and You and Your Parent/Guardian (if applicable).
4.8. Standard of Tutoring Services
4.9. Cat will carry out the tutoring services professionally, with due skill, diligence and care.
4.10. Cat is responsible for the content of Tutorials and Revision Sessions and will prepare that content in accordance with Your instructions and/or the relevant exam syllabus or qualifications syllabus or national curriculum, as appropriate.
4.11. Whilst Cat will, on request, review marked work or practice papers with You in the course of Tutorials or Revision Sessions, Cat will not do homework or assignment questions that are meant to be Your own work.
5.1. Fees for Tutorials are £40 per hour.
5.2. Fees for Revision Sessions are £120 per session.
5.3. Discounted fees per student are available for Group Revision Sessions and will be notified to you directly by Cat in advance.
5.4. Fees must be paid to Cat at or before the end time of each Tutorial or Revision Session.
5.5. You may pay in cash or by bank transfer to the details notified to you at the Initial Consultation.
6.1. Cancellation by You
6.2. Cancellations must be notified in writing in advance or, in exceptional circumstances, orally in conversation with Cat, in which case Cat will confirm the cancellation in writing.
6.3. The Required Notice for cancellation of a Tutorial or Revision Session is:
a) During exam season, i.e. from the Monday of the first week of external exams (GCSE or A-Level, whichever is earlier) to the Friday of the last week of external exams (GCSE or A-Level, whichever is later), 7 days’ notice; or
b) During the rest of the year, 48 hours’ notice.
6.4. If You cancel a Tutorial or Revision Session with at least the Required Notice, no fee will be payable.
6.5. If You cancel a Tutorial or Revision Session with less than the Required Notice, the full fee for that Tutorial or Revision Session will be payable at the date and time of the cancelled Tutorial or Revision Session (the “Cancellation Fee”).
6.6. Cat reserves the right to waive the Cancellation Fee in her absolute discretion.
6.7. Cancellation by Cat
6.8. If Cat needs to cancel a Tutorial or Revision Session, she will
a) notify you as soon as possible; and
b) use all reasonable endeavours to arrange a replacement Tutorial or Revision Session (as applicable) at a mutually convenient time.
6.9. In the event of a cancellation by Cat, no fee will be payable for the cancelled Tutorial or Revision Session.
7. YOUR CONDUCT
7.1 If You are late to a Tutorial or Revision Session:
a) Cat may choose, but is not obliged, to extend the end time by an equivalent amount of time, however Your Parent/Guardian must still be present to collect you at the scheduled end time, regardless of the time You arrive (and if Cat chooses to extend the end time with Your agreement then Your Parent/Guardian must be prepared to wait until that later finish time); and
b) The usual fee will be payable, whether or not Cat extends the scheduled end time.
7.2 You agree to comply with the Student Code of Conduct.
8.1. All materials created by Cat are protected by copyright.
8.2. Materials used during Tutorials or Revision Sessions not created by Cat are used under licence.
8.3. You agree that You will not publish or distribute any portion of any materials provided by Cat without prior written permission from Cat.
9. DATA PROTECTION
9.1. Cat is registered with the ICO with registration number ZA298258.
9.2. Cat will only process Your data in line with application data protection legislation. The uses for which Cat may process your data are set out in the Data Privacy Notice & Consent Form and available on request by email to Cat.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1. Cat strives to provide the best possible service, and will use all reasonable endeavours to help you achieve the results You want. However, Cat cannot and does not offer any guarantee of any particular result or grade, and will not be held liable or responsible for the academic success or lack thereof demonstrated by You.
10.2. Save as set out in Clause 10.3, Cat will not liable to You or to Your Parent/Guardian or to any third party for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other losses or damages arising out of use of Cat’s tutoring service, or any errors or omissions in the content of Cat’s materials.
10.3. Cat does not exclude liability that is not permitted to be excluded by law, and in particular Cat does not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from Cat’s own negligence.
11. NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS
11.1. Communications and notices that are required by these T&Cs to be “written” or “in writing” must be sent by email to:
a) firstname.lastname@example.org (or to such other email address as Cat may notify from time to time) for communications and notices to Cat; and
b) The email address notified on the Parental Consent Form (or to such other email address as You may notify from time to time) for communications and notices to You.