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|Author:||Moderators [ Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:36 am ]|
|Post subject:||Policy on tutor recommendations|
(This advice has previously been posted in The Regions, but is being repeated here since requests for tutors have occasionally been posted in this section.)
We have decided not to continue allowing requests for tutor recommendations, but to offer some general advice instead.
Requests for tutor recommendations have (mostly) been made by first-time posters who are desperate to find a good tutor and think the forum will solve the problem for them. We doubt it.
In any case, we want to keep the forum as safe as possible. We do not think we should be encouraging recommendations from complete strangers, many of whom are themselves new to the forum, and some of whom may have an ulterior motive.
In the past unscrupulous tutors have come on to the forum posing as parents and have recommended themselves as tutors.
When we banned the recommendation of tutors on the open forum, some then resorted to soliciting for business by private message.
Any private message that seeks to sell you a product or service is a breach of forum rules and should be reported.
Please hit the report button that accompanies the message:
Please note that from now on any requests for tutor recommendations anywhere on the forum will be removed.
Private tutoring is an unregulated business, which means that parents need to be very careful indeed.
Find out what you are getting for your money.
Questions to ask:
Please be wary of how you are asked to pay deposits / fees.
For example, if asked to use Paypal 'friends and family', you would have no financial protection from Paypal if anything should go wrong.
As the name implies, 'friends and family' is intended solely for money transfers between friends and family members, not for business purposes.
Advice from Paypal:
If someone selling you goods or a service asks you to send a friends and family payment, you should refuse.
Anyone taking payments via 'friends and family' for business purposes is misusing their account and in breach of Paypal's terms and conditions.
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