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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.
Cafetalk's margin rate starts at 60% of the lesson price and changes according to the following criteria.
Your rates will be calculated on the first of every month (times are based on GMT) and the better of (A) and (B) will become the effective rate for the month.
|Total Cumulative Sales|
|50,000 P||→||Min 65% Guaranteed|
|500,000 P||→||Min 70% Guaranteed|
|1,000,000 P||→||Min 72.5% Guaranteed|
|1,500,000 P||→||Min 75% Guaranteed|
|2,000,000 P||→||Min 77.5% Guaranteed|
|4,000,000 P||→||Min 80% Guaranteed|
|Based on total sales over one month|
|Points||〜||Points||→||Margin rate (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%|
|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.
|Condition||Margin rate (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|
Tutors can have their Cafetalk earnings paid out to their Payoneer accounts or directly to a bank account via Payoneer. For residents of Japan and Korea we offer direct payment to local bank accounts.
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.