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  • What are the available lesson durations at AY Science Garden?
    We offer two lesson durations: 25 minutes and 50 minutes.
  • What age group do you admit for your tutoring services?
    We admit students as young as 5 years old, ensuring a nurturing and supportive learning environment for our youngest learners.
  • Why do you recommend a shorter lesson duration for younger children?
    For younger children, we recommend the 25 minutes lesson to ensure they can stay fully concentrated and engaged throughout the session, optimizing their learning experience.
  • Can I choose a longer lesson duration for my child?
    Absolutely! If you believe your child would benefit from a longer lesson, we offer the 50 minutes option to accommodate their learning needs.
  • How can I request a customized package with a different lesson duration?
    If you require a customized lesson package with a specific duration, you can easily discuss your preferences with our support team.
  • Are longer lessons available for all subjects and levels?
    Yes, longer lessons are available for all subjects and levels. Our tutors are equipped to cater to the individual needs of each student, regardless of the lesson duration.
  • Can I switch between 25-minute and 50-minute lessons based on my child's progress
    Yes, you have the flexibility to switch between lesson durations as your child's needs evolve. Simply let us know, and we'll make the necessary arrangements.
  • Are there any discounts for longer lesson durations or customized packages?
    We offer attractive discounts for longer lesson durations and customized packages. Feel free to discuss your preferences with our support team for the best options.
  • What are the options for canceling a lesson at AY Science Garden?
    You have two convenient methods to cancel a lesson: a) Message the tutor directly. b) Utilize the student portal to cancel the lesson.
  • What is the timeframe for canceling a lesson without incurring charges?
    Students can cancel their lesson up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time without any charges.
  • What happens if I cancel a lesson within 24 hours of the scheduled start time?
    Lessons canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled start time will be considered billable. The full fee for the canceled lesson will be charged.
  • What are make-up credits, and how can I use them?
    Lessons canceled more than 24 hours in advance will be converted into make-up credits. These credits can be used to reschedule a lesson at a later date. For private lesson, you can use your make-up credits to reschedule a lesson at a mutually convenient time, subject to tutor availability. For group lesson, after successfully canceling a group lesson, students have the opportunity to participate in a make-up lesson with a similar level, subject to availability.
  • How do I schedule a make-up lesson for a group class?
    Once your group lesson cancellation is confirmed, you can check for available make-up lesson slots on our student portal or by contacting our support team.
  • Are make-up lessons available for all group class levels and subjects?
    Make-up lessons are subject to availability and the number of students attending. We make every effort to ensure an equitable opportunity for all students.
  • Is there a limit to how many make-up credits I can accumulate?
    We want to ensure flexibility for our students. There's no limit to the number of make-up credits you can accumulate.
  • Can I transfer my make-up credits to another student?
    Unfortunately, make-up credits are non-transferable and can only be used by the student who earned them.
  • How can I stay organized and manage my lessons effectively to avoid cancellations?
    We encourage responsible scheduling and timely communication. Utilize our student portal to keep track of your lessons and notify us promptly if you need to cancel.
  • What are the payment options available for your tutoring services?
    We offer two convenient payment methods: Purchasing a tutoring package upfront. Paying on a monthly basis.
  • Do I need to pay the monthly fee upfront?
    Absolutely! Our pay-monthly option requires upfront payment at the beginning of each month.
  • What is the advantage of paying monthly upfront?
    By paying monthly upfront, you secure your tutoring sessions for the entire month, ensuring a reserved spot in your preferred classes.
  • How can I check my tutoring credit balance if I have purchased a package?
    You can easily monitor your tutoring credit balance through our student/parent portal. This feature provides transparency and helps you stay informed about your remaining credit.
  • What happens if my tutoring credit runs low while using a package?
    Don't worry! Our system will automatically notify you when your tutoring credit is running low. We will inform you to purchase new packages so that your learning journey can continue uninterrupted.
  • Can I switch from monthly upfront payments to purchasing a tutoring package later?
    Of course! Our flexible payment options allow you to switch to a tutoring package that better suits your needs. Just let us know, and we'll be happy to assist you with the transition.
  • What payment methods do you accept for your services?
    We offer multiple convenient payment options to suit your preferences: PayMe Faster Payment Service (FPS) Bank Transfer Online Payment (with a 4% convenience fee)
  • Are there any restrictions on the payment methods based on the tutoring package I choose?
    No, you are free to choose any payment method regardless of the tutoring package you select. We strive to make the payment process as flexible and user-friendly as possible.
  • Is there a convenience fee for online payments, and how is it calculated?
    Yes, there is a 4% convenience fee applied to online payments. This fee covers transaction processing and ensures a seamless payment experience for our clients.
  • Can I use my credit or debit card for online payments?
    Absolutely! You can use your credit or debit card for online payments securely through our payment gateway.
  • Is PayMe available for international clients, or is it limited to local payments only?
    PayMe is primarily designed for local payments within Hong Kong. For international clients, we recommend using bank transfer or online payment options.
  • How does the Faster Payment Service (FPS) work, and is it available for all banks?
    FPS enables real-time interbank transfers, making it a quick and efficient payment method. It is available for most major banks in Hong Kong, ensuring hassle-free transactions.
  • What steps should I follow for making a bank transfer payment?
    Once you've selected the tutoring package and received the payment details, you can initiate the bank transfer using your preferred banking app or website. Please ensure you include the relevant payment reference for easy identification.
  • Is there a refund policy for monthly upfront payments if I can't attend all lessons?
    We understand that schedules may change. For missed lessons, we provide a fair refund policy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details.

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