How do I handle lesson requests from students (iPad / iPhone)?

Manage lesson requests in the iOS App!

Easily access your lesson requests and accept or decline by downloading the app from iTunes. You will need an iPhone or iPad running iOS v9.0 or later. (Not sure? See: What version of iOS do I have?)

(Can’t find the app on your iPad? Adjust your App Store filters to include apps built for iPhone when searching for “TakeLessons.”)

When a student requests a lesson, you will receive a notification on your app dashboard that says an item requires your attention.


You can also tap Notifications on the sidebar.


You will see your Action Items in this section. This can include your unmarked lessons, schedule updates, and lesson requests. 


If you are able to accept the requested day and time, tap Accept. If you are unable to do the requested day and time, tap Decline. An email update will be sent to the student confirming either decision you make.


Extra lessons in student billing

If a student is on a recurring schedule and wishes to have additional lessons on top of their regular timeslot(s), they must pay for additional credits to cover the additional lessons. Their monthly bill only includes the lessons that are on the schedule before bill has been paid.

If they do not purchase additional credits to cover their extra lessons, their bill cycle may become off track and result in unpaid lessons.

Learn More:

(iPhone) How do I respond to a question from a student?

How do I get the iPhone app for TakeLessons Teachers?

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