Can I give lessons longer than 55-mins?
Yes, this is possible, though it requires some creative solutions.
If your student wants a lesson of 1h 50 mins, they can simply book 2 x 55-min lessons back to back.
If they want a lesson nearer a 1h 30 duration, there are a couple of potential solutions:
1) They can book a 55-min lesson and a 30-min lesson next to each other. This is the easiest solution. 30-min lessons are more expensive per minute, so we recommend temporarily reducing the rate (under Student Details) in this situation, as explained below. As a tutor, you'd need to have 30-min lessons made available via your Settings. You could copy this message:
If you want to book a longer lesson, there is a workaround for this. You can book 30-minutes next to a 55-minute lesson. If you wish to do this, let me know when you are ready to buy some 30-minute lessons, and I will temporarily lower my rate by 20%. 30-min lessons usually cost 68% of 55-min, and a discount of 20% will bring them down to an almost identical cost per minute. Note that this discount would provided on the basis that it would only be used for 30-minute lessons added to the end of 55-min ones. Hope that makes sense!
2) The student can book 2 x 55-min lessons one day, and 1 x 55-min lesson another day. Then, they can ask you if you're willing to take 25-30 mins from the double lesson and add it onto the single lesson on the other day. This would result in lessons lasting approximately 1h 23. In this case, you'd simply need to block off the extra half an hour on your calendar to ensure another student doesn't book it.
If longer lessons are popular with your students, please let us know and we'll consider adding this option. As a small team, we have to make tough decisions on what features to prioritise.
Feel free to share this article with your student if they ask about taking longer lessons.