How much do lessons cost?
FAQ - Tuition Fees
Without a monthly payment, can I not just pay for lessons as I go?
In a very small amount of cases, some of students choose to be on a PAYG (Pay-as-you-go) lesson plan. These lessons are always payable in blocks of 4 in advance at the standard 30 mins rate.
What is the standard cost of a one-off lesson?
Our standard fee per unit (30 minute private lesson) is £17.50. A block of four on PAYG is therefore £70.00.
What does “Pro Rata” Mean?
Much like salaried tutors, we have term time school holidays (according to our local authority) off, and ACSME is closed. However, we are still paid on the 1st of every month, even August. The reason for this is 1) It splits your (lower) cost evenly between the months and 2) It guarantees a regular income for our tutors.
So do I save money being on this monthly scheme?
Yes! There are 39 teaching weeks in the year, so 75% of all weeks. The cost of these lessons is £682.50(39x17.50). The cost of the scheme over the same year is £600, so a clear saving of £82.50 - that’s over a month and a half effectively free.
How do I know when you are closed and there are no lessons?
Maybe you’re part of a non-local or different education authority. All of our school closure dates are published here.
What if my tutor cancels a lesson? Do I get a refund?
If a mutually convenient catch-up time can not be arranged with the tutor, then yes of course.
What if my lessons are on Mondays and I therefore miss due to Bank Holiday?
We are closed every bank holiday. The worse case scenario for those taking lessons on Mondays will be 2 days Annually (varies whether these are in Easter or May). These lessons are not "missing" or owed, it just means that unfortunately there is slightly less annual discount pro-rata (as above), meaning the annual discount is £52.50 per year instead. If this is a problem, the best advice is to speak to your tutor about joining a waiting list or switching to another day for lessons permanently.
What payment methods do you accept?
All on-scheme payments must be made via an automatic payment method (e.g. standing order or direct debit). We do not accept cash or cheque under any circumstances