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Frequently Asked Questions - LIM Lessons

How much do the lessons cost? 

LIM has a standardized price menu for its three distinct tutor tiers, with the hourly rate varying with the level of experience of the tutor. Novice tutors have less than 24 highly rated lessons. Experienced tutors have 25 to 40 highly rated lessons, and expert tutors have more than 40 highly rated lessons. The LIM Top Tutor Algorithm™ will deliver to you only tutors whose hourly rate will fit within your budget.

How do I start taking lessons? 

Click on the  schedule a lesson  button found in the header of your profile page. If you have been referred to LIM by a tutor or already know which tutor you would like to work with, click on the  find your tutor by name/email. You will click on the tutor listed in your search results and choose when you’d like your lesson and then complete the payment for this lesson. If you don’t have a tutor yet, click on the  request your top tutor results  button and complete the 3 steps. Your top tutor results will appear immediately. Each tutor will have a  schedule a lesson  button - use this button to schedule the lesson and then complete the payment for this lesson. Once the tutor you scheduled with sees your scheduled lesson and confirms it - your lesson will be confirmed and you will start taking your lessons.

How do I schedule a lesson? 

 Once you have clicked on the  schedule a lesson  button by your tutor or learner then click on the colored areas in their availability calendar (which indicate the periods of the day when they are free for lessons) and confirm the duration and location of the lesson.

How do I find my tutor? 

 If you have been referred to LIM by a tutor or already know which tutor you would like to work with, click on the  schedule a lesson  button in the header of your profile. Then insert your tutor's name or email in the  find your tutor by name/email  field. You will find your tutor listed in your search results.

How do I start teaching? 

 Simply signup and complete the 3 mandatory steps of the  application form: add the language you will teach, add your available teaching hours, and add your interests and any additional languages you speak.

How do I get more learners? 

 A great way to get more LIM learners is to  share your referral code  and to ask learners to signup and directly schedule with you on the LIM platform. Also make sure you have a high rating and that you accept as many requests as possible.

How many hours will I teach? 

 LIM Tutors can teach as many or as few hours as they like. Our recommendation to get more hours is to  share your referral code  and to ask learners to signup and directly schedule with you. If you want fewer hours you can simply decrease your available hours and the amount of requests you accept.

How many lessons can I have per week? 

 As a tutor or learner you can have as many or as few lessons as you'd like. If you are learning just make sure you schedule with a tutor who can accommodate your scheduling preferences.

Where do the lessons occur? Where can I have in-person lessons?

 Lessons can be online or in-person. In-person lessons can be at any location that both the tutor and learner feel comfortable with. Popular locations include the learner’s residence, workplace, a café, bookshop or public park. Online lessons occur directly on the platform in the LIM online classroom.

Are lessons private or in groups?

LIM lessons can be on-on-one or group lessons.

Is anything required to start teaching? Do I need a specific certification or nationality?

All that is required are the mandatory steps of our  application form. We do not require any specific certification or nationality, all tutors are welcome and encouraged to teach.

Do I get to choose my teaching schedule/hours?

Yes, as a LIM tutor you are in total control of your teaching schedule.

Do you have other job opportunities? 

 We do! Please checkout our  Careers  page to apply for other positions with LIM.

Can I get a refund? 

 Yes, if you are dissatisfied with the quality of your lesson you can submit a request for a refund. Your tutor will have a chance to rebut your request and after review of both your request and the tutor rebuttal, we will complete the refund, or reject it if it was a fraudulent request.

what if I need to cancel my lesson? 

 Just click on the  edit  button by your lesson and select the cancel option. Do make sure you do this at least 24 hours before the lesson though. Late-cancellations that occur less than 24 hours before the lesson time can still be charged by your tutor or learner (if you are a tutor you would be fined the lesson value). When this happens you will submit a reason for the late cancellation and your learner or tutor will decide to either enforce the penalty or waive it.

How much do I get paid for teaching?

Your payment depends on your level of experience on the LIM platform:

  • Novice tutors: tutors with less than 25 hours of 3+ star rated lessons
  •   Experienced tutors: tutors with 25 to 40 hours of 3+ star rated lessons
  • Expert tutors: tutors with more than 40 hours of 3+ star rated lessons
the hourly rate per tier ranges from USD$13.5 to USD$69.75.

What resources does LIM provide me for teaching? Do I get these before I start teaching?

You are provided with the LIM Tutor Training Guidebook, with coursework for teaching and with a specific lesson plan for each lesson you teach. You are provided access to the LIM Tutor Training Guidebook as soon as you start your application and you receive the lesson plan and access to the LIM coursework database as soon as a learner has confirmed a lesson with you.

Do I get a lesson plan for my lessons?

Yes, you will get a detailed lesson plan with a breakdown of the lesson time for each confirmed lessons. You will receive this as soon as the lesson is confirmed to ensure enough time to review before the lesson.

How can I pay for lessons?

You can pay for your lesson using your PayPal credit, a credit card or a bank account.

How can I get paid for teaching? Can I change my PayPal account for LIM? What if PayPal is blocked in my country?

You are paid via PayPal. Lesson payments are automatically deposited into tutor accounts for withdrawal 14 days after teaching a lesson. You can change the PayPal account for your profile at any time. LIM is in the process of adding Payoneer and Stripe as payment options.

For how long can I teach?

You can tutor with LIM for as long as you would like.

How can LIM help me learn a language?

LIM offers various other tools in addition to private language lessons with language tutors. We recommend you spend at least 30 minutes reading news stories, blog posts and watching video lessons every day. You can easily do this on your  LIM dashboard  in your profile which has a feed with fresh, new content every day for the language you are studying. We also recommend reviewing the email tips we send out periodically. Both these resources are completely free.

What do I do if I have technical issues with the site?

  As soon as you spot something not right - shoot us an email at hello@limlessons.com. If you can, include a screenshot of the issue.

How do I switch tutors? 

If you don’t have a tutor you like yet, click on the  schedule a lesson  button in the header of your profile and then the  request your top tutor results  button and complete the 3 steps. Your top tutor results will appear immediately.

What if I already have students, can I continue with them on LIM?

Of course - just tell them to signup and you’ll be able to directly schedule lessons with them. Click on the  schedule a lesson  button in the header of your profile and then click on the  find your learner by name/email. You will click on the learner listed in your search results and choose when you’d like your lesson. You can also ask them to do the same process to search for you as a tutor.

What languages do you accept for tutoring?

All languages are welcome.