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Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
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Jan 19, 2005

Hi all,

Could anybody tell me what a French tutor can ask in London (several years experience in teaching + teaching degree + experience in tutoring)? Does the fee differ according to the number of people you teach to?
Thank you for your help.


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Mary Lalevee  Identity Verified
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Maths tutor Jan 19, 2005

We live in England. I can't help with French but I pay a maths tutor £22 for an hour to help my 15 year old daughter.

HTH
Mary


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Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jan 25, 2005

Thank you Mary. COuld anybody tell me if there is a difference in fee when you teach 1-2-1 or to a group of students?
Estelle


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Charlotte Allen  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Definitely. My fees always varied depending on the size of the group. Feb 2, 2005

Estelle Demontrond-Box wrote:

Thank you Mary. COuld anybody tell me if there is a difference in fee when you teach 1-2-1 or to a group of students?
Estelle


You might want to charge around £25 for an individual lesson, but if you're teaching a small group, vary your fees accordingly (this takes into account the fact that the group is getting less individual attention).

The way I worked it out when I was teaching privately was by deciding on a minimum hourly fee I wanted to earn - let's say, £30. Then divide that fee by the number in the group to get the individual price, and round it up. So if you had two students, it would be £15 each, three would pay £10 each, four might pay £8 each and so on. But also have a minimum charge regardless of the number in the group. So if you were lucky enough to have a group of five or six, you would still want to charge them £8 each. (If you charge too low a price, you make yourself look unprofessional). Of course, you have to remember that you are competing against much cheaper evening classes at local colleges, so you have to sell yourself based on the fact that your students are getting PERSONAL, individualised attention.

All the best!

Charlotte.


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Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
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Good advice Feb 3, 2005

Charlotte Allen wrote:

Estelle Demontrond-Box wrote:

Thank you Mary. COuld anybody tell me if there is a difference in fee when you teach 1-2-1 or to a group of students?
Estelle


You might want to charge around £25 for an individual lesson, but if you're teaching a small group, vary your fees accordingly (this takes into account the fact that the group is getting less individual attention).

The way I worked it out when I was teaching privately was by deciding on a minimum hourly fee I wanted to earn - let's say, £30. Then divide that fee by the number in the group to get the individual price, and round it up. So if you had two students, it would be £15 each, three would pay £10 each, four might pay £8 each and so on. But also have a minimum charge regardless of the number in the group. So if you were lucky enough to have a group of five or six, you would still want to charge them £8 each. (If you charge too low a price, you make yourself look unprofessional). Of course, you have to remember that you are competing against much cheaper evening classes at local colleges, so you have to sell yourself based on the fact that your students are getting PERSONAL, individualised attention.

All the best!

Charlotte.


Thank you so much Charlotte. This is really helping!
Estelle


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