Tutors and their clients often use Tutoring Contracts as a means of defining the scope of tutoring services that will be performed. With signatures from the client and the tutor, this document can help each party to set reasonable expectations and reduce the risk of conflicts. When you build your Tutoring Contract on Rocket Lawyer, you will have the option to activate Document Defense®, which enables a lawyer to help you demand payment or enforce your rights.
When to use a Tutoring Contract:
You are a parent who is hiring a tutor for your child(ren)
Your family is taking part in a learning pod and want to sign your own contract with the tutor
Your child(ren) is doing remote learning through their school but want to supplement with private tutoring
You are a private tutor for hire and need an agreement to have the parent/guardian of your student sign
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This (the "Agreement") is made and entered on (by and between (the "") of , , and the following parent:
In this Agreement, the party who is contracting to arrange the services shall be referred to as "Parent", and the party who will be providing the services shall be referred to as "."
. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , the will provide educational instruction to:
The will take place at , , . The schedule is as follows: .
. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES. The Parent will compensate the for the services provided upon completion of the Services. no later than . .
No other fees and/or expenses will be paid to the , unless such fees and/or expenses have been approved in advance by the appropriate executive on behalf of the Parent in writing. The shall be solely responsible for any and all taxes, Social Security contributions or payments, disability insurance, unemployment taxes, and other payroll type taxes applicable to such compensation.
. TERM/TERMINATION. shall terminate automatically on . may be terminated by either party upon days' written notice to the other party.
A regular, ongoing relationship of indefinite term is not contemplated. The Parent has no right to assign services to the other than as specifically contemplated by this Agreement. However, the parties may mutually agree that the shall perform other services for the Parent, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. It is understood by the parties that the is an independent contractor with respect to the Parents, and not an employee of the Parents. The Parentswill not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefits, paid vacation, or any other employee benefit, for the benefit of the .
. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement constitutes the entire contract between the parties. All terms and conditions contained in any other writings previously executed by the parties regarding the matters contemplated herein shall be deemed to be merged herein and superseded hereby. No modification of this Agreement shall be deemed effective unless in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
. WAIVER OF BREACH. The waiver by the Parent of a breach of any provision of this Agreement by shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by .
. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
. APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the .
. SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed by and by . This Agreement is effective as of the date first above written.
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Tutoring Contract FAQs
What kind of tutor should make a contract for tutoring services?
Whether you are providing one-on-one instruction or tutoring a group of students in a learning pod, it is important to capture the details of any commitments to those hiring you in writing. The following list of benefits may help to persuade you:
Both parties know what they are responsible for
Fee-related information is well-defined
Start and end dates are established
Some consequences of not having this document in place include incorrect assumptions, incomplete payments, and unclear due dates.
How are Tutoring Contracts organized?
Key details that you may be prompted to cover in your Tutoring Contract are listed below:
Name and address of your client
What type of tutoring services will be provided
What the start and end dates are
How much it will cost and when payment is due
As expected, the Tutoring Contract will also include standard legal language with regard to the independent work relationship, the protection of confidential information, and dispute resolution methods. While making your agreement, you'll also have the ability to determine which state's jurisdiction it is subject to. Using the document tool, you are able to implement further custom editing, as necessary.
What would it usually cost to get a tutoring contract template drafted by an attorney?
The cost of finding and working with a conventional lawyer can total anywhere between a few hundred dollars to thousands. If you want to make a Tutoring Contract for free with Rocket Lawyer, simply begin the process by clicking on the button that says "Make Document." As with any legal document that you plan to sign, you can also send it for review by an attorney in our nationwide network.
Am I required to do anything else after I have drafted my Tutoring Contract?
After completing your custom contract using Rocket Lawyer, you will be able to see it anytime and anywhere. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you may edit, save it in PDF format or as a Word file, print it out, add signatures using RocketSign®, and copy it as needed. Attached to your Tutoring Contract, there's a checklist of helpful tips to follow while finalizing your document. You should be sure to send a final copy of your signed agreement to the client.
Will Rocket Lawyer review my Tutoring Agreement before I sign?
It can vary depending on whom you ask, but sometimes an attorney will not even accept requests to review your contract if they weren't the author. A better approach would be via Rocket Lawyer attorney services. If you become a Premium member, you will be able to request advice from an attorney with business experience or get answers to other legal questions about your Tutoring Agreement. As always, Rocket Lawyer is here to support you.
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