Viera Academy Tutor Payment Policies
By registering as a tutor with Viera Academy ("the website," "website," "viera.academy"), you (“tutor”) agree that the following terms and conditions will govern all payments made to you by students through the Viera Academy system.
Conditions for guaranteeing the ability to provide services to students.
Viera Academy is a marketplace for those seeking tutoring services to connect with those seeking to provide tutoring services. Tutors will receive tutoring opportunities as they are matched with students in the system. Tutoring requests contain all the information needed for the tutor to be able to judge whether or not it is the desired tutoring opportunity. All details of the request are revealed once the tutor connects with the student. The ability to connect with students is conditioned as follows:
(a) In order for a tutor to be able to accept a tutoring request, he or she needs to have enough credits in his or her account - in the form of Prep Coins - equivalent to one tutoring session - either online or in-person - of 1 hour long. See Prep Coins section for more details on how to obtain them in the system.
(b) The corresponding credit mentioned in (a) will be withdrawn from the tutor’s account prior to disclosing the personal information on the parent or student contained as part of the tutoring request.
(c) In the case that the tutoring opportunity may not be concreted within the next 48 business hours, the tutor may contact Viera Academy’s team and they will refund the credit withdrawn associated with the specific tutoring request. It may take up to 24 business hours for this credit to appear in the tutor’s account - in the form of Prep Coins.
(d) Starting from the first lesson, the tutor will collect directly from the student or parent the full compensation of the tutoring services.
(e) The tutor's services are instructive and constitute learning, not cheating. More specifically, the tutor is not to complete assignments, write papers, take quizzes or otherwise do work on the student's behalf. Further, the services that the tutor offers must not violate the academic honesty policy or other conduct policies of the student's school, university, academic institution or workplace.
(f) Prior to a lesson being given, the tutor has received a Viera Academy subject approval for the specific subject area of the lesson.
(g) The tutor does not collect or request payment directly from the student by cash, check or otherwise, for the lesson.
(h) The tutor is over 18 years old and is eligible to work in the United States.
Tutor Credits - Prep Coins
(a) Prep Coins are Viera Academy’s electronic currency. A fixed conversion is defined and used in the system: 1,000 Prep Coins = 1.00 US dollars.
(b) Tutors may obtain Prep Coins in Viera Academy’s store at any time.
(c) Prep Coins do not expire or change its conversion to US dollars.
Social Security number requirement
(a) To complete a personal background check, Viera Academy needs to have a valid SSN.
Calculation of tutor payment amounts
(a) Tutors set their own hourly rate and may change it at any time
(b) Non-tutoring charges should be incorporated into the hourly rate. Travel, prep time or other expenses that you wish to defray to the customer must first be agreed to by the student. The mechanism to assess these charges is to adjust your hourly rate.