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