Private Tutoring in Hungary
Teaching privately can be personally and financially rewarding.
"I began tutoring the children of a wealthy Hungarian businessman. What a great way to make good money and supplement my regular teaching job (in a private school). Though he spoke some English himself, he felt it was necessary for his kids to be tutored by a native speaker. He just expected me to come to his house once or twice a week to speak to his kids in English. At first, I was worried because I had never worked with kids so young, but it turned out to be a fun job."
Private tutors also should consider teaching small groups. Some students feel more comfortable in a group setting, where the pressure to perform is spread out a little. In many ways, group tutoring takes some of the burden off of the instructor as well because a group is naturally social. Students can interact among themselves to practice dialogues, act out skits, or engage in other learning activities.
Setting up group lessons may not be as difficult as you think.
You're probably aware by now that private tutoring usually commands the highest hourly wage. In Hungary, it's fair to charge between 1,000 to 1,500 forints per hour. Converted into United States dollars, this hourly pay range brings you between US$9 and $10 per hour. Once again, if you are willing to be flexible with your students, some won't balk at paying you closer to the upper end of the scale while others may only be able to cough up enough forints to pay you at the lower end of the range. If you assess your situation wisely, you will be able to make the kinds of arrangements that are fair to you and satisfactory to each of your students.