No monthly subscription costs
There are no monthly subscriptions costs for posting your profile on TakeLessons and getting started is 100% free. The only service fee we charge is when we deliver a paid student to you who is signed up and ready to take lessons.
Once we place a student with you and you start teaching, we will automatically deduct our service fee from your earnings and remit the balance to you each week (happy pay day!). Our fee decreases over time so the more lessons you teach a student, the more you'll earn for teaching that student (up to 90% of the student's lesson price).
For every new student you receive after January 1st, 2015, you'll receive a 10% rate increase for every 5 lessons you teach, starting at 60% of that student’s lesson price. After your student's 15th lesson, you'll continually earn 90% of their lesson price.
This rewards awesome teachers who inspire students to keep learning! We're really excited to help you increase your earnings.
Since you're always in control of what you charge for your lessons, you're also always in control of what you'll be taking home. You can edit your prices at any time through your account.
Our background check feature is also available to all teachers at an optional cost--teachers are not required to purchase a background check to be listed on our platform. For teachers who would like to teach students under the age of 18, a background check is highly recommended.
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Control how much you earn with custom pricing
Since you are in control of how much you charge per lesson, you are effectively in control of what you'd like to earn per lesson, so keep that mind when you're setting or adjusting your student lesson prices for TakeLessons.
How do I set or adjust my prices?
Setting your lesson prices is simple, learn how to make changes here.
How much should I charge for lessons?
Check out our tips here. You'll want to be competitive but also make sure you'll take home the earnings you want.
Do you charge a service fee for the private clients I upload to my TakeLessons account?
No, we do not charge a service fee for private clients you add to your roster since they don't pay for lessons through TakeLessons. Your private clients can continue paying you privately (not through TakeLessons) and still enjoy the benefits of an awesome online account for scheduling, communication, and more. Your private clients are most likely used to how you've been handling payment, so keep it up--just remind them that they can use their free online account to track their lessons and progress now that you're using TakeLessons.