Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sample ESL Tutoring Contract

Here’s a copy of the contract I use for ESL tutoring services with my students. Please note that this is only a sample and is not legal advice. It’s just what I do with my adult ESL students. I don’t know how to turn it into pdf, but you should be able to do a copy-and-paste.

[4/24/07 Update: I just learned how to add a pdf file. So if you want to see this ESL Tutoring Contract in pdf, click here. You'll be sent to a "file hosting" site and you can download the pdf version from there. Click the "Click here to start download" button.]

For more information about ESL tutoring contracts and why they are good idea, please see Using an ESL Tutoring Contract.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring Contract

This contract outlines the terms and conditions for tutoring services provided by __________________ (Tutor) to __________________ (Student).

Tutor’s Responsibilities

Tutor will prepare ESL lessons for tutoring sessions designed to help Student make progress in the areas agreed to by Student and Tutor.

Tutor agrees to provide ESL lessons to Student according to the Tutoring Schedule listed below. Tutor agrees to be on time for each lesson. Tutor will wait for Student at least 20 minutes in the event that Student is late.

Student’s Responsibilities

Student agrees to be on time for each lesson. Student will wait for Tutor at least 20 minutes in the event that Tutor is late.

Student will make every attempt to complete any homework agreed to by Student and Tutor.

Tutoring Schedule

Student and Tutor both agree to meet at least one time per week, unless unforeseen circumstances make it impossible. Tutor and Student will meet for lessons on the following day(s) and at the following time(s):

Day: __________________ Time: __________________

Day: __________________ Time: __________________

This schedule may be modified when needed and as agreed to by both Student and Tutor.

Fees and Deposit

The rate for a one hour ESL lesson is $____ per lesson.
The rate for a 1 ½ hour ESL lesson is $____ per lesson.
The rate for a two hour ESL lesson is $____ per lesson.

At the beginning of the first class, Student must pay a Deposit equal to the amount of one class. The amount paid at the first session will be the Deposit plus the amount for the first class.

Cancellation and Termination Policy

If Student needs to cancel a scheduled lesson, Student agrees to contact Tutor at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson. Student may contact Tutor by email or by telephone, preferably both. Student and Tutor agree to reschedule the canceled lesson as soon as possible.

Student forfeits the deposit paid for a scheduled lesson if Student fails to give at least 24 hours notice to Tutor. That means that Student pays for the missed lesson. Any exceptions to this policy must be discussed between Student and Tutor. Student also forfeits the deposit if he or she is later than 20 minutes to a scheduled lesson without calling Tutor.

Either Tutor or Student may cancel this contract at any time with 24 hours notice to the other.

I understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth above.

Student: __________________ Date: __________________

Tutor: ____________________ Date: __________________


Anonymous said...

Really useful as a template. Thank you for posting it.

Jean said...

Thank you! This is exactly what I needed!

Anonymous said...

Great! Thank you :)

Ed Nace said...

This was just what I was looking for! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, this is exactly what I needed.