Yes, student needs to pay
Students pay my total transportation costs by bus (¥440 round trip:bus) to Aobadai Station and train costs (etc) to the teaching location if they want me to teach them at a cafe, or elsewhere. Most students study at my house.
I also teach English over the telephone for people who do not want to use computers/cameras.
I am a retired full-time English Instructor who has taught at four well-known Japanese universities and will be teaching five "Koma" next year at a women's university in northern Yokohama. Let me help you improve your English.
Please meet with me to discuss your language/learning goals.