[quote=“Springfield”]I’m 18 years old and going to Taiwan in about a week up until July 2009, and while I’m there I want to try and pull in some NTs. Do the Taiwanese use tutors? Would It be easy for me to find a few kids to tutor 1v1 off the books and have them pay me?
If so, can anyone give me some tips? I’ve never tutored before so I have no skill in the area. Is there a good book I could get to go over with the kids lesson by lesson or something? Would they pay me to simply sit and teach them freestyle without a book?
Also are there any other ways an 18yo American can make money in Taiwan since I have no degrees or anything? Adult films (;D)
Thanks a lot- (BTW I’ll be in Kaohsiung)
Oh and what’s a reasonable rate?[/quote]
Yes they use tutors, a lot you can earn a very good living from just doing privates and you have a good reputation (I regularly take home 1000NT plus an hour).This, however takes a long time to get, I’ve been here for 4 years and taught for 5.
You have to ask yourself a few questions here. Would YOU pay someone to just “freestyle” teach you or your children? Value for money has become more and more of an issue here of late.
Would you choose a very young guy who has probably little experience to teach over someone who has been here a while? Granted, many will just be happy that a honky is teaching little Jimmy, and they have no idea if you are doing a good job or not.
A reasonable rate? Hmmmmm… well a young guy in the South with no experience? I’d say 500NT an hour absolute top whack and build from there as you get better. I would check www.myu.com.tw to be sure
just wanna say: privates are illegal and only a certain number of people can do them (not that it stops anyone)