We have received some requests for more direct interaction with tutors, so for those of you who like to discuss things, the choice is now yours. You can purchase an additional, optional skype session. We have made the session an option (i.e. not as a compulsory component of a course); that way you are not paying for something you don't want. Please note: all of our courses are complete without the skype option.
The skype session is only available for some of our courses, and is offered in addition to written feedback. Where the option is available the course details will suggest where the session could take place.
Skype sessions are not available unless you are a registered student and have successfully completed the required modules.
How does it work?
If you would like to book a skype session we would first need to send you an invoice. Please request this from admin. You will be sent an invoice and payment instructions in the same way you started the course. You will also receive a short guideline to help you get the most out of your chat session.
Once we receive proof of payment we will then let your tutor know and they will mail you and arrange a time that suits both of you. They will also give you their skype address.
A skype session will last 30 minutes. If you feel you need more time then we arrange further sessions.
How much does it cost?
A 30-minute session is $40.00
Who is available to Skype?
Not all of our tutors are available for skype sessions. Those that are available are listed on the course details pages.
What do I need?
You will need a skype account and a fast Internet connection. We cannot be held responsible for the quality of your Internet service. If you are new to this, please test your skype connection before making use of this option.
A minimum requirement is that you have a microphone and a speaker or headphones. These are usually built into your computer. Using the video option uses much more bandwidth and can easily cause lower quality calls and drop-outs. We would recommend you just use the voice option (call without video).
If you need to download skype (it is a free download) you can follow this link: