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Tutoring agreement


Please read carefully the contract for tutors and sign at the end of the this page


1. Definitions


“Reschedule Notice” shall mean a notice to cancel a lesson made by tutor to the parent/student.


“The Company” shall mean Shanghai Expat Tutors.


“Fee” shall mean the amount payable by the Company to the Tutor for the Services which is calculated by reference to the Hourly Rate.


“Time sheet” shall mean the timesheet to be provided by the Tutor to the Company which shall always be in the specific form provided to the Tutor by the Company.


“Sign sheet” shall mean the sign sheet to be provided by the Tutor to the Company which shall always be in the specific form provided to the Tutor by the Company.


2. Provision of Services


2.1 This is a Contract for Services. It is not a contract of employment


2.2 The Tutor will not become an employee of the company and will not be eligible for any benefit.


3. Description of Services


3.1 In exchange for the Fee, the Tutor agrees from the date of acceptance of this Agreement to provide the Services, at the request of the Client/Company, at such times as are mutually convenient.


3.2 It is understood that the Tutor shall have no obligation to accept the Services hereunder, nor shall the Client/Company have any obligation to provide work for the Tutor.


3.3 It is agreed that the Tutor shall at all times perform the Services to the highest standard. In particular the Tutor shall make every effort to:


3.3.1 be punctual;


3.3.2 be presentable and dressed in an appropriate and respectable manner at all times;


3.3.3 be caring, polite, diligent, and helpful; and


3.3.4 do all the necessary preparation for each tutoring session, including assigning and marking homework.


3.4 If for any reason the Tutor shall be delayed , the Tutor agrees to contact the Client well in advance let him/her know (even if the Tutor will be as little as five minutes late). The Tutor agrees to make up this lost time where appropriate by staying longer than the allocated tuition session or by making it up in the following session.


3.5 The Tutor agrees that once he/she has accepted a tutoring assignment then the Tutor is committed to the specified times and dates without change thereafter. If the tutor cannot continue with the tutoring he/she must inform the company 2 weeks in advance, else the tutor is subject to two lessons penalty.


3.6 The Tutor shall keep an up-to-date record and signatures of all hours worked. If the signatures sheet is lost is the tutor responsibility to get the client to sign again and if there is any disagreement the client word will prevail.


4. The Company


4.1 The Tutor accepts that the Company is providing an administrative role for the Client in which the Company:


4.1.1 Negotiates with the Tutor on the Client’s behalf to agree the terms on which the Tutor will provide Services;


4.1.2 Deals with the administration of the Client’s payment of the Fee to the Tutor; and


4.1.4 Provides general liaison services on behalf of the Client as between the Client and the Tutor.


5. Payment of Fees and Cancellation Policy


5.1 The Hourly Rate and other salary compensations shall be agreed between the Tutor and the Company in advance.


5.2 It is agreed that the Client may elect to change tutors after the first lesson if in the reasonable opinion of the Client or Student the Tutor is unsuitable. In such a case, the Tutor will receive no payment.


5.3 At the end of every month the tutor must send the Time sheet and the Sign sheet to the Company for all Services rendered in that period for the Client(s). Each Timesheet shall detail the number of hours worked, and the name of the Client and Student to whom the hours relate. The Company will pay the tutor’s timesheet by electronic bank transfer, Alipay or Wechat pay any day before the 10th of the following month.


5.4 Transportation costs shall be agreed between the company and the tutor; any deviation on the transportation cost must be covered by the tutor; The tutor must keep the invoice for taxi fees and give it back to the company on monthly basis.


5.5 The Tutor shall not approach the Client directly in relation to payment matters.


5.6 The Tutor agrees that if payment is made directly between themselves and any Client(s), whether they be current or former Client(s), then any outstanding payments will be withheld from the Tutor by the Company and full monies owing to the Company will be pursued in full from the Tutor. The Tutor shall be severally liable for any costs incurred by the Company in this regard



5.7 Unless there is an emergency, the Tutor must contact students no less than 24 hours in advance if they are unable to attend a scheduled tutoring session. All efforts should be made to reschedule sessions within 24 hours. Tutors who miss a scheduled session without properly notifying their student or the company will be marked as a "no show."


  • 1st No Show: Written notification of missed session and reminder of attendance policy

  • 2nd No Show or repeated (2 or more) cancellations: 300RMB “no show” penalty and employment probation

  • 3rd No Show: Termination of tutoring position without pay


6. Termination


6.1 Both parties appreciate the importance of a good personal understanding between the Tutor and the Student. Accordingly, if the Client is, in his/her reasonable opinion, not happy with the Tutor the Client must notify the Tutor and the Company of its dissatisfaction in writing. This Agreement shall then terminate with immediate effect and there will be no further charges or payments due to the Tutor.


6.2 The Tutor hereby agrees that the Company may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect:


6.2.1 if the Tutor commits a serious or material breach of any of his or her obligations hereunder;


6.2.2 if the Tutor repeatedly commits minor breaches of obligations under this Agreement;


6.2.3 if the Tutor acts in such a way so as to discredit the Client; or


6.2.4 if the Tutor shall have been found guilty of any criminal offence.


6.3 In the event of termination of this Agreement further to any of clauses 6.3 above, the Tutor acknowledges that s/he will be liable for any costs or expenses directly or indirectly incurred, any liability or damages faced by the Client, and any action taken by the Client in this regard.


7. Confidential Information


7.1 The Tutor covenants and agrees at all times during and after his/her provision of the Services to keep secret and not disclose to others or appropriate to his/her own use or the use of others secret or confidential information or knowledge pertaining to the business affairs and operations of the Client (“Confidential Information”), including but not limited to trade know-how, trade secrets, client lists, information about other tutor(s) engaged by the Client, information about any Client(s) and their family/ies, pricing policies, operational methods, marketing plans or strategies, future plans, and business acquisition and/or expansion plans. This clause is subject to the proviso, however, that any disclosure compelled by law or legal process does not constitute a breach or violation of this clause, and neither shall any information be deemed confidential or secret for purposes of this Agreement if it is generally known in the industry





For good consideration and as an inducement for the company to conduct business with the Tutors, the Contractor hereby agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the business of the company and its successors in the city in which the tutor for and assigns during the period of Independent Contracting and for a period of 2 (two) years following termination of employment and notwithstanding the cause or reason for termination. The tutor agrees to pay the company a $10,000 USD fine and all legal fees incurred in the collection of this fine.


The term "not compete" as used herein shall mean that the Contractor shall not own, manage, operate, or consult in a business substantially similar to, or competitive with, the present business of The company or such other business activity in which The company may substantially engaged during the term of Independent Contracting. A tutor may work for competing services during Independent Contracting and for up to 2 years after termination only if given written permission by the The company Network, on a case by case basis. This permission can be revoked at any time for any reason.

The Contractor may continue to advertise and promote his/her own tutoring, acquire his/her own clients, or if given written permission, may work for another tutoring service, but only as long as trade secrets and company policies are not divulged to their clients or to competitors of the The company Network.


The Contractor acknowledges that The company shall or may in reliance of this agreement provide Contractor access to trade secrets, customers and other confidential data and good will. The Contractor agrees to retain said information as confidential and not to use said information on his or her own behalf or disclose same to any third party.​

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