Viera Academy Tutor Payment Policies

By​ ​registering​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tutor​ ​with​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​("the​ ​website,"​ ​"website," ""),​ ​you​ ​(“tutor”)​ ​agree​ ​that​ ​the​ ​following​ ​terms​ ​and​ ​conditions​ ​will govern​ ​all​ ​payments​ ​made​ ​to​ ​you​ ​by​ ​students​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​system.

Conditions​ ​for​ ​guaranteeing​ ​receipt​ ​of​ ​payment​ ​for student​ ​lessons

Viera​ ​Academy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​marketplace​ ​for​ ​those​ ​seeking​ ​tutoring​ ​services​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​with those​ ​seeking​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​tutoring​ ​services.​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​also​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​service​ ​to​ ​its users​ ​whereby​ ​payments​ ​will​ ​be​ ​distributed​ ​to​ ​tutors​ ​that​ ​originate​ ​from​ ​their​ ​students. Viera​ ​Academy​ ​offers​ ​tutors​ ​a​ ​layer​ ​of​ ​protection​ ​in​ ​the​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​their​ ​funds​ ​but,​ ​if any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​conditions​ ​are​ ​not​ ​met​ ​and​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​becomes​ ​unable​ ​to collect​ ​your​ ​payment​ ​from​ ​the​ ​parent,​ ​student,​ ​or​ ​other​ ​type​ ​of​ ​account-holder (collectively,​ ​"student")​ ​to​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​gave​ ​a​ ​lesson,​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​cannot​ ​guarantee that​ ​your​ ​payment​ ​will​ ​be​ ​successfully​ ​collected,​ ​processed​ ​and​ ​distributed​ ​to​ ​you:

(a) The information pertaining to the lesson is accurate. This​ ​includes​ ​the​ ​start​ ​and​ ​end time,​ ​duration,​ ​subject​ ​and​ ​student​ ​account​ ​name.​ ​Unless​ ​otherwise​ ​agreed​ ​to​ ​by​ ​the tutor​ ​and​ ​student,​ ​the​ ​start​ ​and​ ​end​ ​time​ ​will​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the​ ​times​ ​of​ ​the actual​ ​tutoring​ ​lesson,​ ​not​ ​arrival​ ​and​ ​departure​ ​times​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​the​ ​tutoring​ ​location.

(b) Prior to each lesson being given, the student has on file with Viera Academy a valid form of payment. ​This​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​valid​ ​credit/debit​ ​card,​ ​or​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​balance​ ​of​ ​prepaid tutoring​ ​credit.​ ​The​ ​requirement​ ​to​ ​verify​ ​payment​ ​information​ ​must​ ​be​ ​followed​ ​for continuing​ ​students​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​new​ ​students.

(c) ​The​ ​lesson​ ​is​ ​delivered​ ​in-person​ ​at​ ​a​ ​mutually​ ​agreed​ ​upon​ ​location​ ​or​ ​through​ ​​Viera Academy’s​ ​​online​ ​tutoring​ ​platform. ​If​ ​the​ ​lesson​ ​is​ ​delivered​ ​remotely​ ​through​ ​another medium,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​via​ ​the​ ​internet,​ ​email,​ ​telephone​ ​or​ ​Skype,​ ​or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​instance​ ​when the​ ​tutor​ ​does​ ​proofreading​ ​or​ ​other​ ​asynchronous,​ ​non-tutoring​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​student, the​ ​tutor​ ​must​ ​obtain​ ​written​ ​confirmation​ ​from​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​the​ ​tutor's​ ​Viera Academy​ ​email​ ​address​ ​that​ ​acknowledges​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​work​ ​to​ ​be​ ​done​ ​and​ ​the expectations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​time​ ​and​ ​cost​ ​required​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​work.

(d) ​The​ ​tutor's​ ​services​ ​are​ ​instructive​ ​and​ ​constitute​ ​learning,​ ​not​ ​cheating. ​More specifically,​ ​the​ ​tutor​ ​is​ ​not​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​assignments,​ ​write​ ​papers,​ ​take​ ​quizzes​ ​or otherwise​ ​do​ ​work​ ​on​ ​the​ ​student's​ ​behalf.​ ​Further,​ ​the​ ​services​ ​that​ ​the​ ​tutor​ ​offers must​ ​not​ ​violate​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​honesty​ ​policy​ ​or​ ​other​ ​conduct​ ​policies​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student's school,​ ​university,​ ​academic​ ​institution​ ​or​ ​workplace.

(e) The​ ​tutor​ ​enters​ ​the​ ​lesson​ ​into​ ​the​ ​​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​​system.

(f) ​Prior​ ​to​ ​a​ ​lesson​ ​being​ ​given,​ ​the​ ​tutor​ ​has​ ​received​ ​a​ ​​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​​subject approval​ ​for​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​subject​ ​area​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lesson​.

(g) The​ ​tutor​ ​does​ ​not​ ​collect​ ​or​ ​request​ ​payment​ ​directly​ ​from​ ​the​ ​student​ ​by​ ​cash, check​ ​or​ ​otherwise,​ ​for​ ​the​ ​lesson.

(h) The​ ​tutor​ ​is​ ​over​ ​18​ ​years​ ​old​ ​and​ ​is​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​

Timing and delivery of payments

If all the Conditions for guaranteeing receipt of payment for student lessons are met, tutors​ ​can​ ​expect​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​their​ ​funds​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​schedule.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​are questions​ ​about​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​conditions,​ ​payments​ ​may​ ​be​ ​delayed​ ​while​ ​Viera​ ​Academy attempts​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​the​ ​questions.

(a) ​Prep​ ​Coins​ ​are​ ​Viera​ ​Academy’s​ ​electronic​ ​currency.​ ​A​ ​fixed​ ​conversion​ ​is​ ​defined​ ​and used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​system:​ ​1,000​ ​Prep​ ​Coins​ ​=​ ​1.00​ ​US​ ​dollars.

(b) ​When​ ​a​ ​Tutors​ ​delivers​ ​a​ ​lesson​ ​to​ ​a​ ​student,​ ​the​ ​corresponding​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​Prep Coins​ ​is​ ​deposited​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Tutor’s​ ​account​ ​in​ ​Viera​ ​Academy.​ ​This​ ​amount​ ​is​ ​equivalent to​ ​the​ ​value​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lesson​ ​minus​ ​Viera​ ​Academy’s​ ​commission​ ​fee.

(c) ​Tutors​ ​may​ ​withdraw​ ​earnings​ ​at​ ​any​ ​given​ ​time​ ​from​ ​their​ ​electronic​ ​wallet​ ​to​ ​be deposited​ ​to​ ​a​ ​bank​ ​account.​ ​Funds​ ​may​ ​take​ ​a​ ​few​ ​business​ ​days​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​the Tutor’s​ ​bank.​ ​Withdrawn​ ​may​ ​be​ ​done​ ​up​ ​to​ ​3​ ​times​ ​a​ ​day.​ ​The​ ​minimum​ ​and maximum​ ​amounts​ ​to​ ​be​ ​withdrawn​ ​are​ ​defined​ ​by​ ​Viera​ ​Academy,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​are subject​ ​to​ ​change.​ ​By​ ​default,​ ​10​ ​as​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​and​ ​500​ ​as​ ​a​ ​maximum​ ​may​ ​be considered​ ​the​ ​bounds.

Social Security number requirement

(a) ​Prior​ ​to​ ​payments​ ​made​ ​in​ ​an​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​greater​ ​than​ ​$50,​ ​cumulatively,​ ​tutors​ ​must submit​ ​to​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​a​ ​valid​ ​Social​ ​Security​ ​Number​ ​("SSN").​ ​Such​ ​payments​ ​will​ ​be withheld​ ​by​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​until​ ​the​ ​SSN​ ​is​ ​received,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​payments​ ​will​ ​be​ ​released with​ ​the​ ​next​ ​scheduled​ ​payment.​ ​(Although​ ​the​ ​burden​ ​to​ ​report​ ​1099​ ​income​ ​and meet​ ​other​ ​state-level​ ​reporting​ ​requirement​ ​is​ ​technically​ ​on​ ​the​ ​student​ ​who​ ​is​ ​hiring and​ ​retaining​ ​you,​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​offers​ ​students​ ​this​ ​filing​ ​service​ ​as​ ​a​ ​benefit​ ​of​ ​using the​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​system.​ ​To​ ​complete​ ​these​ ​filings,​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a valid​ ​SSN.)

(b) Tutors​ ​may​ ​use​ ​an​ ​Employer​ ​Identification​ ​Number​ ​("EIN")​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Internal Revenue​ ​Service​ ​in​ ​place​ ​of​ ​a​ ​SSN​ ​for​ ​payment​ ​reporting​ ​purposes​ ​only.​ ​To​ ​use​ ​an​ ​EIN, a​ ​tutor​ ​must​ ​complete,​ ​sign​ ​and​ ​submit​ ​to​ ​Viera​ ​Academy​ ​an​ ​IRS​ ​Form​ ​W-9.

Calculation of tutor payment amounts

(a) Tutors set their own hourly rate and may change it at any time. ​Changing​ ​the​ ​default hourly​ ​rate​ ​will​ ​affect​ ​students​ ​who​ ​email​ ​a​ ​tutor ​after​ the​ ​time​ ​the​ ​change​ ​is​ ​made. Students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​been​ ​in​ ​contact​ ​with​ ​a​ ​tutor​ ​within​ ​three​ ​months​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​time the​ ​rate​ ​change​ ​is​ ​made​ ​will​ ​be​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hourly​ ​rate​ ​that​ ​was​ ​listed on​ ​the​ ​tutor's​ ​profile​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​they​ ​first​ ​contacted​ ​the​ ​tutor;​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​change​ ​the rate​ ​for​ ​one​ ​of​ ​these​ ​students,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​must​ ​acknowledge​ ​the​ ​rate​ ​change​ ​via​ ​a rate​ ​change​ ​request​ ​email.

(b) All tutors agree to the following payment structure. Viera Academy’s commission is 25%.

(c) Non-tutoring charges should be incorporated into the hourly rate. Travel,​ ​prep​ ​time or​ ​other​ ​expenses​ ​that​ ​you​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​defray​ ​to​ ​the​ ​customer​ ​must​ ​first​ ​be​ ​agreed​ ​to​ ​by the​ ​student.​ ​The​ ​mechanism​ ​to​ ​assess​ ​these​ ​charges​ ​is​ ​to​ ​adjust​ ​your​ ​hourly​ ​rate.​ ​All costs​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​tutoring​ ​students​ ​who​ ​retain​ ​you​ ​through​ ​Viera​ ​Academy,​ ​must​ ​go through​ ​the​ ​site.