Please read the following terms and conditions before starting online webcam classes with me. You need to agree to these terms before we start classes. Doing online webcam classes with me implies agreement with these terms and an understanding that you have read them.
Doing classes with me is a commitment. Please take it seriously and show your commitment by being on time for classes, not messing me around with constant cancellations and being on time with payments.
Fees and payments
Classes must be paid in advance. They can, however, be paid ‘as you go’. One-on-one classes do not require payment for the entire module in advance.
Payment can be made by PayPal or direct bank transfer into my ministry account.
Each class session must be paid a minimum of 24 hours before the session starts. Failure to pay by this time will result in the class being cancelled and you needing to rebook it with me.
Your first payment needs to cover the first two classes. This ensures you are ahead of payments and shows you are committed to the studies.
An example of the ideal payment schedule would be:
- 24 hours before first class, payment made for first two classes.
- 24 hours before the second class, payment is made for the third class.
- Payments then continue on this same pattern, staying one class ahead in your payments.
Ideally our classes together need to be on the same day and time each week. This enables consistency.
If this is not possible, for example due to your working shifts, then please discuss this with me, so we can agree to follow an inconsistent pattern that works for both of us.
Attendance and Cancellation
Once the next class day and time has been booked, payment is due for that class.
If payment is not made 24 hours before the class, it will automatically be cancelled.
If you book a class that is to be held less than 24 hours after booking, payment is due immediately.
If you need to change the day or time, I require 24 hours notice before the class. This shows respect for my time. I do advance preparation for your classes, and last minute cancellations or time changes (less than 24 hours notice) mess me around.
If you give less than 24 hours notice to cancel or change a class time, you will still need to pay for the cancelled (or changed) class. (As per the payment terms above, the class should have been paid by this time. Refunds will not be given for classes cancelled or changed with less than 24 hours notice). The next class you book will then also require the normal advance payment stated above.
While this is my policy, I do understand that sometimes last minute things come up meaning you cannot make the class. If you communicate with me as soon as you can, giving the reason for the change or cancellation, I may be more understanding.
Failure to show up (online) for a booked class without contacting me in advance will result in the class being cancelled and payment not being refunded to you. My time has still been used if you do this.
Refunds will not be give for classes cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or you not showing up for the class at the agreed time.
Each class lasts for 50 minutes. There may be times that we are in discussion and a few extra minutes is allowed to complete this.
Class starts at the agreed (booked) time. Students are expected to be on time for class. I have other classes booked, so cannot run late for you. If you show up late, that does not mean the class will run longer to compensate. Classes start and finish at the agreed time, regardless of whether you are on time. Please remember this and be prompt and on time, so that you can benefit from the entire teaching time available for the class.
Contact with me
Once you have decided to do classes with me, my preference is that we swap phone numbers and communicate about classes on Whatsapp. This is the most efficient way to stay in contact, cancel classes, rebook times as needed etc.
If you cannot chat via whatsapp, then email is acceptable.
This contact also allows me to send you a confirmation and a reminder of the upcoming class day and time.
Online classes are done by webcam. Please ensure you have a webcam, so we can both have this on during the class. It gives a more personal feel to the class if we can both see each other.
I prefer to use Skype, however, if you have another webcam chatting service, please feel free to suggest it to me.
During the class, we will have discussion and I will teach you about the subject we are studying.
You can ask questions, but please keep them on topic and related to the subject we are discussing.
If you have lots of questions, it may be necessary to extend the amount of classes needed to complete the module (subject).
Each module has a recommended amount of classes needed to cover it. However, depending on the amount of discussion, questions etc, this may need to be extended, in order to cover the course content.
If you have questions that are not related to the subject we are studying together, I may recommend you book an additional webcam session to specifically discuss your question. I want to help you get the answers you are looking for, so am happy to book additional classes to look at issues that need discussion and study together, to enable you to grow in understanding about the Bible.