Membership fees… the first thing to go.
We don’t charge teachers any membership fees to be in our network. The reason for this is simple: we don’t want to charge you if you’re not winning from our relationship by receiving new students.
There are some teachers who, for whatever reason, lie dormant in our network for periods of time because we’re not receiving any enquiries that match their services. This can be due to the teacher having limiting circumstances such as small windows of availability or particularly high rates, or teaching in a very competitive area from which we are not receiving as many enquiries (we constantly work on marketing in such cases).
With this in mind, we decided that not charging any membership fees at all was the way to go, so that dormant teachers may remain in our network, without penalty or cost, until the right students for them emerge.