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About fees and payments

  • 1. The tutor fee structure

    Your fees will be a minimum of 60% of the lesson price charged to the student. Tutors can freely decide how much the lesson price will be. Currently, we use a point system (1 point = 1 JPY) for lessons charged to our students. Usually, we make big discounts so that our students can purchase points for lessons at a discount rate. The discounts will be applied for those who have membership with Cafetalk's partner companies and purchase points in bulk. As you can see, as part of a campaign or a show of goodwill to tutors, Cafetalk may charge LESS than the amount specified without prior notification. That is to say, your fee will NEVER be below 60% of the unit price although it could be more in the near future.

    Cómo es calculado tu índice de margen

    El índice de margen de Cafetalk comienza en 60% de la clase y el precio y los cambios de acuerdo con los dos criterios siguientes .

    • El índice asegurado mínimo ( A) : dependiendo de la consistencia de las ventas , así como las ventas acumuladas
    • El índice variable (B ) : en función de las ventas mensuales

    Sus tarifas se calcularán el primer día de cada mes (los tiempos se basan en GMT ) y el mejor de (A) y (B) se convertirá en la tasa efectiva para el mes.

    • A) Tarifa mínima asegurada

      Total Cumulative Sales
      50,000 P Min 65% Garantizado
      500,000 P Min 70% Garantizado
      1,000,000 P Min 72.5% Garantizado
      1,500,000 P Min 75% Garantizado
      2,000,000 P Min 77.5% Garantizado
      4,000,000 P Min 80% Garantizado
    • B) Variable Rate

      Based on total sales over one month
      Puntos Puntos Índice de margen (Next Month)
      5,000 P 19,999 P 65%
      20,000 P 49,999 P 70%
      50,000 P 99,999 P 72.5%
      100,000 P 149,999 P 75%
      150,000 P 199,999 P 77.5%
      200,000 P 249,999 P 80%
      250,000 P 299,999 P 82.5%
      300,000 P 85%
      The higher sales of two previous months will be used for calculation.

      If the margin rate calculated based on sales is less than 70% the following 'reliability' bonus will take effect.

      Reliability Bonus
      Condition Índice de margen (Next Month)
      Zero no-shows or expired lessons for 1 month. 65%
      Zero no-shows or expired lessons for 2 consecutive months. 70%
      Please note that you must be active as a tutor in the given calculation period (one and two months respectively) and you must have at least one paid request per month.
      For definitions of no-shows and expired lessons see here
    Por favor tenga en cuenta podemos retener sus pagos o incluso suspender su cuenta sin previo aviso o notificación en el caso de que usted no pueda asistir a una clase confirmada , tenga una mala conducta o viole las condiciones del profesor ( Ver 8 y 11-5 del Tutor Terms).
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  • 2. How do tutors get paid?

    Tutors can have their Cafetalk earnings paid out to their Paypal or Payoneer accounts or directly to a bank account via Payoneer. For residents of Japan we offer direct payment to local bank accounts. *Depending on your country of residence we might be able to offer WISE as a payment method.

  • 3. When do tutors get paid?

    Tutors may request payment for all lessons completed one or more days before the request date provided that the total owed to you exceeds 3,000 Points (= 3,000 Japanese Yen). Upon receiving a Payment Request Cafetalk will initiate payment using the method you specified according to the following schedule.

    For all Payment Requests made on or before the 3rd of the month, payments will be made on the following 15th.

    Cafetalk pays for fees required to transfer the Lesson Fees into the tutor's account. However, tutors do have to pay for any fees related to 'receiving' money into their account, or withdrawal thereof. For instance Paypal charges a receiving fee as well as a currency conversion fee if you choose to receive the funds using a currency different to the payment currency.

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