Yes, student needs to pay
Students pay my total transportation costs by bus (¥440 round trip:bus) to Aobadai, or Tokaichiba , Station. If I need to take a train, students pay my round-trip transportation fees.
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 am teaching two "Koma" this year at a women's university in northern Yokohama. Let me help you improve your business/conversational skills in English.
Please meet with me to discuss your English-language learning goals, so we may choose good materials for you to use.