[nobe-l] background check

Kelsey Nicolay kelseynicolay1989 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 23:17:46 UTC 2015

I posted before that I signed up to be a teacher on takelessons.  
If I want to work with kids, a background is required.  I'm fine 
with that, but the problem is that the only way I can order a 
background check is with a credit card.  I cannot get a credit 
card because I have no income since I don't have a job.  No 
credit card company will approve me for this reason.  I tried 
explained the situation to see if takelessons would waive the 
fee, but they will not.  When I had to do one for wyzant, they 
allowed tutors to pay it from an outstanding payment, meaning 
that the background check fee was taken out of my first payment.  
It doesn't seem like takelessons will do the same.  They did add 
my availability for me since JAWS would not allow me to do so.  I 
do not think it is fair for my parents to have to pay for a 
background check on their credit card since I'm the one teaching.  
Some companies will let you write a check, but I can't do that on 
takelessons.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle 
this situation? I can't teach any kids until I get the background 
check.  I can teach adults though.
Thank you,
Kelsey Nicolay

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