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What types of private English classes can I offer?

Students are looking for a more information about English teachers, so you will want to specify in your announcement what type of classes you’re offering. Based on your experience and preference, that could include any of the following:

  • Conversational English
  • Business English
  • Grammar-intensive classes
  • Cambridge Exam preparation (Specify which: PET/FCE/CAE/CPE)
  • Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Grade/Age: Primaria / ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) / Bachillerato / Universidad / Adult

… or whatever other area of English that you can teach!

How much should you charge for private English lessons in Spain?

For a start you could count from 10 euros per hour. Then, take the following into account to adjust your rate:

  1. Area salaries. The overall cost of living will likely change your base pay rate. You should rise or reduce your rates to meet it.
  2. Demand. If you find a lot of the tutors similar to your profile, try to find the balance between prices and job opportunities, so you reduce your rate to get more students or you raise it, to compensate the lack of students.
  3. Education. If you are a certified teacher or a graduate student, you will raise your rates.
  4. Offers. Think about offers for regular students who want to hire you for a large number of lessons. Also it would be very helpful for you to make offers for a pair of students who are friends or family and want to come together for your lessons.
  5. The location. The location where you will teach. Your apartment? Their house? How far are you willing to travel?

It might take some time, but you will eventually find the perfect rate that balances your time, experience and student demands.

Organize your appointments

The most important thing to remember when offering English tutoring is to be organized. Make sure that you have a good system in place to balance your schedule. That is why you should update your profile and your availability frequently.

What tips should I know to receive payment smoothly?  

Decide with the students (or their parents) how often you’ll be paid before you begin tutoring.

Also, be sure to keep track of each payment you receive -write it down in the same place every week-. That way you will  never get confused if you have been paid or not.

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