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TakeLessons, found online at TakeLessons.com, claims since they were established in 2006, they have been connecting students with the teachers that fit them and their learning styles the best.
According to their website, everyone learns differently, so TakeLessons provides a marketplace where students can find a diverse community of teachers from different backgrounds and with different teaching styles.
How Does It Work?
To get started with their marketplace, all you have to do is select the subject you are interested in learning, then enter your residential zip code. You will receive a list of recommended teachers and have the ability to compare detailed information about all your options before you decide to make a selection.
You must make payment at the time you book your lesson, or lessons, and this must be done at least 7 days in advance of the lesson itself.
Lesson rates will depend on a variety of factors, including your location, the length of the lesson, and whether you choose to take lessons in your home, at your teacher's chosen location, or online.
TakeLessons does provide a mobile platform that is available for popular operating systems, so you can manage your account from wherever you are, at your convenience.
TakeLessons does not have a blanket Refund Policy, but they do have a Money Back Guarantee in place for 72 hours after your first lesson has been completed. If you are unhappy with your teacher and notify TakeLessons during this 72 hour period, they will either arrange for you to meet with a new teacher or to receive a refund.
Customer Service Contact Info
As of right now customers can contact their Customer Service team by submitting your questions, concerns, and complaints directly to their website via their Contact link or by traditional mail at 225 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101.
In general, TakeLessons has mixed reviews, with many positive reviews from their students but some problematic reviews from people who believe that this company charges high prices for their services without a fair amount of money being given to the instructors.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many online education providers such as Quizlet.com, as well as tutoring services that you can arrange online.
If you have experience with TakeLessons.com or their products, please leave your reviews below.
2 ‘TakeLessons’ Reviews
Terrible service. I tried to register as a teacher and the money was withdrawn from my banking account. Then it took a long time to find out that the account is not active, I won't be able to teach with Takelessons and the registration money are not refundable.
I had a horrible teacher. She literally knew absolutely nothing about the instrument (Chinese violin). She fired up youtube when I got there and we just watched videos. She had never seen the instrument before. No help.
So I called Takelessons and they refunded 100% of what I sent them including for the one and only lesson I had.
They are a little aggressive about getting money from you but their customer service (Sarah) was helpful and I am satisfied.