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How many here get by through private english lessons?

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mattyman
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How many here get by through private english lessons?

Post by mattyman » October 19th, 2013, 3:58 pm

I'm only asking because I'm really considering donig this myself in the near future. A mate of mine did private lessons in Madrid and Barcelona and got by perfectly well finance wise (he's using it as a way to save-up for to do his masters). The only things I'm a bit worried about would be the organisation parts, advertising, and that more tailoring of materials is needed. I also feel like it would be taking the plunge a bit, but would love to do.

If anyone here can share their experiences and challenges, offer advice, or maybe point me to further resources, that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Post by ladislav » October 20th, 2013, 3:07 am

Online teaching will yield $1200-1400 a month. You can live on that in a cheap country. With private students in a richer country it will take time to build up a clientele- but its mostly a part time thing.
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Post by mguy » December 2nd, 2013, 6:14 am

If you go to to my blog, I put up an excel file of Philippine ESL schools. You could email bomb these schools for jobs by copy pasting the emails with your resume.

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