Independent Contractor Agreement
FAQ

In what capacity am I being hired?

Evolutionary Tutors hires each of its tutors as an Independent Contractor rather than an employee. Importantly, this means that you as the Contractor have full responsibility for paying any relevant taxes associated with the income you make through working for Evolutionary Tutors. Further details around the relationship between Evolutionary Tutors and you as a Contractor is set out at clause 7.

What is an ABN?

This is your Australian Business Number, which all Contractors are required to have. You can find out how and why to get an ABN here: https://www.evolutionarytutors.com.au/tutors-only/getting-an-abn. There is a placeholder for your ABN on page 1 of the Independent Contractor Agreement, however if your ABN will take a while to come through, we are happy for you to include “TBC” in this field for now. Then once you receive your ABN, please send it through to us at tutors@evolutionarytutors.com.

What are my obligations as a Contractor?

You are being hired to provide the Services as set out in Schedule 1, in accordance with the Contractor obligations in clause 5. The Services cover the provision of tutoring services, contacting clients, preparing and logging lessons and promptly replying to any messages, emails and calls you receive from the Evolutionary Tutors team.

Clause 5 includes several obligations that you must adhere to as a Contractor including performing Services to the highest standards. This clause importantly also includes an obligation on you to notify us of any tutoring services you currently provide (either as a private individual or via another tutoring company or platform) and to seek our consent before accepting any additional tutoring work (either as a private individual or via another tutoring company or platform) that may conflict with your obligations as an Evolutionary Tutor.

There is a section within the Contractor Information Form (linked in your Congratulations email) where you can include any information relevant to these issues.

What are my obligations in relation to Confidential Information?

During your employment you will be exposed to information that is confidential to Evolutionary Tutors such as information about our clients, our marketing and business plans and strategies, our contracts, our current and future products and services, the guides and resources we have created and much more. This is information that is not known to the public. Our Confidential Information is very valuable to our business, and so we have included at clause 9 some confidentiality obligations for you to adhere to both during and after your employment with Evolutionary Tutors.

What are my obligations in relation to Intellectual Property?

Any materials that have been created by Evolutionary Tutors, including any Confidential Information, are and remain the sole property of Evolutionary Tutors. This information is very valuable to our business, and so we have included at clause 10 some obligations in relation to protecting our Intellectual Property Rights for you to adhere to both during and after your employment with Evolutionary Tutors.

What am I restrained from doing?

At Evolutionary Tutors our clients and our tutors are two of our biggest assets. In clause 12 we have included obligations for you to agree to which include agreeing not to poach any of our prospective or existing clients or tutors either for yourself operating as a private tutor, or for another tutoring company. This is a very important obligation, breach of which is grounds for immediate termination of this contract by Evolutionary Tutors. The restraints in clause 12 operate for the duration of your employment with Evolutionary Tutors, plus for 12 months after the termination of the Independent Contractor Agreement.