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  • Student No-Shows (All Teachers)

    Posted by Matt Pocock on February 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    What do you guys do about student no shows? I got to say Ruth has excellent responses to teachers who don’t charge student’s for a no show i.e. 🙂 ‘I think you may be suited to someone who cares less about being paid’ haha!

    Ruth Adamson replied 10 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Lydia Hedjazi

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Right, I’m getting highly annoyed with one student, he was a regular student for a few months, and decided to stop lessons due to health issues. Now he says he is ready to come back for lessons, he has booked and not showed twice now and he was supposed to be here for 12pm!! So this makes it a third time!! Grrrrr!!!!!

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Well he just has to pay for all 3 missed lessons then!

  • Lydia Hedjazi

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    That’s what I was thinking!! But then he will not come back will he!!? I’m not sure if I am better off dismissing him to be honest!!!

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    He owes you money! Send the heavies. Maybe offer him half-price cancellation fee on compassionate grounds?

  • Lydia Hedjazi

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Who was talking about an online booking system? And does it actually prevent time wasters? And do the students pay card payment over the booking system?

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    The way I’ve phrased it in the past is ‘I think you may be suited to a more flexible singing teacher’ but yes he owes you money x

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Lydia, I use an online booking system – the one I use is pretty cumbersome and crap but it still prevents time wasters. Students pay online over BACS transfer before the lesson and it cuts my admin in half.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Ruth is your woman here

  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    February 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    lool matt

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