Full-Time vs. Freelance Work in Poland
Full-time teaching may require forty or more hours a week if you combine classroom and preparation time, but actual time spent in the classroom will rarely exceed eighteen to twenty hours per week, unless you make special arrangements to take on an abnormally large class load.
Freelance teaching, on the other hand, means that you determine your schedule to a much greater degree than you would working for a school. Though that may sound appealing, you still have to teach at times that are convenient to your students. As a freelancer, you are more likely to be giving lessons at odd hours from early morning to late evening. This usually means that you spend more time commuting from one lesson to another, unless you are fortunate enough to convince all of your students to meet you at one convenient location.