Yes, student needs to pay
Students are charged for the actual subway and bus transportation within a 30-minute radius of Minami-Hiragishi station.
Skype classes are fine, but the fees are the same for in-person lessons. Payment for 1-month of classes is made in advance and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy (must cancel 24-hours if cancellation desired, otherwise account is charged).
I spent 5 years in Japan between 1990-95 and developed a passion for teaching English. Later, I became a 'foreign lawyer' in Sapporo and helped many people and businesses interested in trade with America. When I returned to Arizona I started a language school with my wife Yoko and operated it for 12 years. We taught 12 languages and I was the main English instructor. I write my own lessons and use standard texts like Side-by-Side and the Azar series. Classes are very interactive, conversational and tailored to the student's needs. I use movies and music as a starting point, and my travel experience to spice things up and provoke thought. I also specialize in teaching medical professionals.