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I would like to know what services were rendered that justify the expenditure of $600! Since the job relocation was unforeseen, it would seem that some sort of explanation would be forthcoming as this enrollment was done in good faith, and notification was given immediately. Is it possible that there is a $600 charge for the Open House?
I can be reached at the following number 360-259-6520. Thank you,
I took my
dedicated to your success as a student for the
Classes are offered online at certain times, all you need is a webcam and reliable internet access. Small classes offered from the privacy of your own home or wherever you choose. One note- FOLLOW THE RULES, be sure to pay attention to what
I have a graduate degree and have been in the educational field as a teacher, tutor, and program specialist for nearly 15 years -- and I can say, without reservation, that I have never worked before with such an unethical organization as
First, they have a pyramid-like commission structure, beginning with the exorbitant rate of 40%, and reduce their commission to 35% after 20 hours of
0 - 20 40%
21 - 50 35%
51 - 200 30%
201 - 400 25%
As a point of reference, one of their competitors whom I have worked with, takelessons.com, charges a commission of 20% from the beginning. If we were to look outside the online
When I made inquiries with regard to why the commission was so high, I was told that the commission was needed to pay for marketing, IT, and other expenses. I explained that 40% was much higher than their competitors in the industry, and asked why their expenses necessitated such a high commission. They refused to provide further details.
I continued to provide
Then last month I received an email from the "Profile Review Team" which stated the following:
"A routine review of tutor profiles listed on
I also found that I was no longer able to log in to my account. I replied to the message and asked why my profile was removed. I received the following response:
"According to our records, you were unable to successfully use the
Needless to say, I was quite puzzled by this response. I replied with an explanation that I received excellent ratings and reviews, and that many of my students had stopped
I received the response below:
"The decision to remove your profile from our directory was made in accordance with our terms and conditions.
I can say without a doubt that I have never been treated so disrespectfully by any organization in my educational career. To make the decision to remove a tutor's profile, with no warning, and then refusing to even discuss the matter, is nothing short of outrageous.
As is documented here and elsewhere, they have taken similar actions with other tutors, refusing to provide a detailed explanation and refusing to discuss the matter. As I stated earlier, their commission structure is exhorbitantly high for tutors who are new to the system, starting with 40% and only going down to 20% after completing 400 hours. I therefore can't help but wonder if the removal of tutors' profiles is related to keeping the number of tutors who earn higher rates at a low level so that
The response provided by
In addition, I have researched what other tutors have written publicly with regard to
I filed a complaint against
1) Data which indicates how my student retention rates compared with tutors in the same discipline in the same metro area; 2)
Based on this, I have come to the conclusion that it is
Our instructor, been great with my almost 2-year-old son. His first lesson with
We will certainly be using
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