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How can I pay?

Payment in cash or by cheque (payable to C. Chilvers) is required at the end of each lesson. Some clients find it more convenient to pay either monthly or per term in advance once the lesson structure has been decided.


Lessons are £25 per hour with an introductory lesson at £15.


When do you teach?

I teach on an evening from 4.30pm or at weekends.

Lessons are possible during school holidays - please check for availability.

During holidays I am able to offer intensive, catch-up lessons in addition to usual sessions.


Where do you teach?

I usually teach in the student's home - a dining room or study is ideal. I am based in North Shields, Tyne and Wear but am happy to travel reasonable distances to neighbouring areas within a 10-mile radius.


What if I need to cancel a lesson?

If it is necessary to cancel a lesson, please give as much notice as possible. I ask that parents, rather than students, contact me to discuss cancellations.


For cancellations at short notice, my policy is as follows:

    • For cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, half the normal lesson fee will be payable.
    • For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, the full lesson fee will be payable.
    • If the cancellation is due to serious illness or other exceptional circumstances, no cancellation fee is payable provided the lesson is rescheduled.