What is a Free Video Meeting?
A Free Video Meeting is a 15 minute session for you to meet your prospective student and / or their parent to see whether you're a good fit to work with them.
This is an opportunity to discuss the details of the tuition they are looking for, communicate your experience and how you're able to help, and break the ice before your first lesson.
Key things to cover are:
- Introductions - tell them a bit about yourself and how you can help
- What are they hoping to achieve?
- How frequently would they like to have lessons?
- What commitment do they want from you in the longer term?
- What would they like to cover in their first lesson?
- Do they want you to set work outside of sessions?
Parents can book a Free Video Meeting from your profile. You can organise a time by messaging beforehand to make sure you're both available. Parents will then book in a slot with you and you will confirm it.
How do I book a Free Video Meeting?
You'll need to find a time that suits you both. Either you or the parent can initiate the booking.
If you want to suggest some times when you're free, you can do this by selecting 'Suggest times' from your chat bar in your Messages.
Once you've sent this, your suggested times will appear in your message thread and the parent can confirm the slot they'd like by selecting it. This will confirm the slot which will then appear in both your and the parent's Bookings.
If none of these times suits, either you or the parent can suggest more times.
Alternatively, the parent can send over a request for a Free Meeting. You can read the guidance we offer parents here.