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Need to have formal contract(written) with home tutor?

Postby hardworking_mom » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:43 am

I have never enagaged a home tutor through all these years. I always brought my child to enrichment school/language centre for tuition. Now I managed to engage the tutor from the language centre to give tuition at my home privately(save travelling/time). In the past, I just go to more 'reputable' enrichment school thinking I wouldn't have admin/teaching issue problem, so far it was quite ok too. But now do I need to draft some formal contract/agreement between tutor and I, eg. at least tutor would not ask for raise suddenly? (hope this is not naive q) :? Or even such contract has no valid use? thanks.

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Re: Need to have formal contract(written) with home tutor?

Postby weatherbee » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:28 pm

I never drawn a contract with the tutor before. If the tutor ask for a raise suddenly, then you can negotiate with him/her or change tutor. Usually, the tutor will only ask for a raise annually.

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Re: Need to have formal contract(written) with home tutor?

Postby newuser » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:41 pm

My son's previous tutor asked for a raise when my son moved up to next level. The raise was 35% which I don't agreed with it. So end of the day, we has to switch tutor.

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Re: Need to have formal contract(written) with home tutor?

Postby MMM » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:05 pm

hardworking_mom wrote:I have never enagaged a home tutor through all these years. I always brought my child to enrichment school/language centre for tuition. Now I managed to engage the tutor from the language centre to give tuition at my home privately(save travelling/time). In the past, I just go to more 'reputable' enrichment school thinking I wouldn't have admin/teaching issue problem, so far it was quite ok too. But now do I need to draft some formal contract/agreement between tutor and I, eg. at least tutor would not ask for raise suddenly? (hope this is not naive q) :? Or even such contract has no valid use? thanks.


The teacher from our kids' chinese enrichment classes came to teach them privately. No contract. She just told us the rates and we just pay her after every lessons to keep it clean.

But we stopped after 1 year. As though their compo increased by few marks, the main paper dropped. Now we send them back to the centre but added another class just for compo. With this arrangement, we still pay a lower rate but yet more specialised support. It has been 1 year plus since the switch. BTW, this teacher left the school.

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