To ensure that the interests of both students and teachers are protected, we have built a payment method into our platform. At the moment It is available on the UrbanPro for Tutors app right now.
Before you can collect payments from students, you’ll need to link your bank account to the app.
Linking your bank account
To link your bank account to the app, please follow these steps
1. Launch the UrbanPro for Tutors app
2. Click on Students
3. Click on any student
4. Click on Info
5. Click on UrbanPro Settlement
6. Click on Add Bank Account
7. Fill in the details on the page and click on “Sign Up”
Collecting payments from students
To collect pending payments from students you need to follow the first 4 steps mentioned above.
Once you are in the info tab you’ll be able to see that a request payment option is now showing up.
1. Click on Request Payment
2. Click on Edit
3. Make any change you want to. Once done, click on Send Payment Request
Once the payment is requested, your students will be notified and a payment link will be shared with them. You can share the link with them too from the page that comes after you click on Request Payment.
Why you need a bank account?
When you teach online, there is every chance that the student you teach is someone you have never met before. You may be uncomfortable about receiving payments AFTER the classes have been conducted. The student may be uncomfortable paying BEFORE the classes are conducted.
To break the stalemate, we take the payment from the student and hold it in escrow till the classes are conducted. Once they are and you request the payment be made, we transfer it to you via a bank account. Hence the need to have a linked bank account.
Will you have to pay UrbanPro a commission?
There are three ways you can get students for Online Classes on UrbanPro:
a) Convert students using UrbanPro Enquiries (Premium Members only)
b) Bring your own Students (Premium Members only)
c) Convert Students via Online Demo Classes (All Members)
For a) and b), UrbanPro doesn’t charge any commission, but you need to be a Premium Member to be able to use the UrbanPro LIVE platform.
For c), where you get students via Online Demo Classes, UrbanPro charges a 30% commission for every student if you are a Free Member, and a 20% commission if you are a Premium Member.
You need to be a Premium Member on the day when the student pays for the course, to get the 20% rate.