So… I’m starting a 1-on-1 lesson this Friday - it will be my first private tutoring session in Taiwan. The girl contacted me through an ad I posted on the NTU BBS server. On the ad, I listed the pay as 500NT/hour for intermediate conversation lessons. She asked that we meet this Friday around 2pm “to just talk about our class and to know each other more”
I’m wondering if she will expect me to meet with her for free this first time, and then she will decide whether or not she wants regular lessons that she will pay for? Or can I ask for payment for this first meeting, because I will be going through some exercises with her to get a feel for her familiarity with the English language.
I’m not too sure what the expected custom is for English lessons in Taiwan - could you help me out with this?
Would it be rude if I ask for payment for this first meeting/lesson? Should I email her and ask what her expectations are regarding payment? etc.