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Highlander.Mark



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Finding Privates Reply with quote

Hello

I had a look but cant seem to find the information

What websites could you recommend advertising on for finding private classes ?
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doogsville



Joined: 17 Nov 2011
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Location: China

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Finding Privates Reply with quote

Highlander.Mark wrote:
Hello

I had a look but cant seem to find the information

What websites could you recommend advertising on for finding private classes ?


Try finding some expat websites for the city you're in. Some of them have places where you can advertise your services.
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Chancellor



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Location: Zibo, China (as of August 2014) - if you're willing to send me cigars, I accept donations :)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:::Wonders if those using the word "privates" realize it's a term for genitalia:::
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Alien abductee



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or low ranking soldiers.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience is that language schools are the best for 'private' work.
Same location each time.
Get paid even if half the students don't turn up.
Maybe not the high $$ of privates, but not having no shows or late cancellations is worth something in my book.
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Bud Powell



Joined: 11 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non Sequitur wrote:
My experience is that language schools are the best for 'private' work.
Same location each time.
Get paid even if half the students don't turn up.
Maybe not the high $$ of privates, but not having no shows or late cancellations is worth something in my book.


If you are the only round eyed person working there, and your area is tough on FTs working outside their contracts, be careful. You may run into Chinese faculty from nearby colleges who consider you their competition.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point.
In my most recent situation the school was owned by a Chinese teacher of English and the only other 'employee' on deck on Saturday mornings was an ABC taking primary age kids.
Her students adored her so she had her own niche.
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Listerine



Joined: 15 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non Sequitur wrote:
My experience is that language schools are the best for 'private' work.
Same location each time.
Get paid even if half the students don't turn up.
Maybe not the high $$ of privates, but not having no shows or late cancellations is worth something in my book.


If they block 3 or 4 classes together it's nice also since the getting dressed, travel time etc. is the same regardless of how many hours you teach.

For most of my private classes (other than prep time) it's still an hour to shower and supervise while the wife irons my clothes + 30 mins. travel each way etc. A one hour class can end up taking 3~4 hours by the time you factor in the getting readies and preparationment.

WEB is always looking. Base pay sucks - often 100~120/hr, but they guarantee 3 hours minimum at a time with more or less no prep.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good points by Listerine.
Commute and prep time must be taken into the cost:benefit equation.
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Chancellor



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Location: Zibo, China (as of August 2014) - if you're willing to send me cigars, I accept donations :)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alien abductee wrote:
Or low ranking soldiers.
Them too. I was in the Navy. So, for us it was seamen.
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JamesD



Joined: 17 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep your seamen away from my privates.
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drjtrekker



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump

Just had to...still laugh every time I see the title and a few 'humor' replies.

Set ur sights higher...perhaps a sergeant.
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