How much is the student referral commission?
In general, SmileTutor will collect 50% of the tuition fees for the first 4 weeks as the student referral commission.
Example: Student books a twice-weekly class at a tuition centre. The student will pay a total of $480 for the 8 lessons over 4 weeks. As the student referral commission is 50% of the tuition fees for the first 4 weeks, the tuition centre will be charged $240 (50% of $480) as the student referral commission.
Please note that for short-term assignments or special cases, the commission may be different:
Case 1: Changes to Lesson Frequency or Duration
If the lesson frequency or duration is not uniform, SmileTutor will determine the commission based on the long-term duration or frequency of lessons.
Case 2: Adding of Subjects / Siblings
If client wants to try out one subject first and then add more subjects subsequently, the commission shall apply to the extra subjects/lessons/students, subject to a time limit of 6 months from the original tuition arrangement. Tuition centres and tutees are expected to inform their coordinators of any added lessons immediately.
Case 3: Short-Term Assignments
Short-term assignments are defined by students who only require a fixed number of lessons until a certain exam date (usually less than 8 weeks of lessons). Long-term assignments that are terminated due to various reasons are NOT considered as short-term assignments.
For short-term assignments (a.k.a crash courses) we generally collect 25% of the TOTAL tuition fee but the exact percentages may differ and we will let the tuition centres know beforehand.
SmileTutor is committed to protect the welfare of our tuition centres. For short-term assignments only, our commission shall not exceed 25% of the tuition centre’s total earnings.