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[URGENT] What should be the hourly rate for an English tutor

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My 5-year-old son who goes to one of the international schools in Bangkok needs a native English tutor for his writing.

What should be the going rate if asked to have the 1 on 1 lesson in our apartment?

What should be the minimum and the maximum rate for this case?

Thank you very much.

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Thank you both. My son needs to take the lessons as soon as possible.

Is 1500 THB too expensive? 

Please advice me.

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11 minutes ago, findingnemo said:

Thank you both. My son needs to take the lessons as soon as possible.

Is 1500 THB too expensive? 

Please advice me.

Depends on the qualifications of the teacher. You get what you pay for.

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11 hours ago, Dominion said:

From 500 upwards depending on difficulty level. Nothing below.

It was 500 30 years ago. The fee will depend on the skill, experience and qualifications of the teacher. And their area of specialization. 

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Can't be a very good international school if he needs tutoring. Have you tried approaching the school and asking why?

Is the 1500 baht per hour/lesson/week/term? How long are the lessons?

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2 minutes ago, stubuzz said:

 

Depends on the qualifications of the teacher. You get what you pay for.

NO, it depends on the ability of the teacher to impart knowledge.  I have some experience in adult education and have worked with some very smart people (PhD's etc) who simply did not have the ability to transfer knowledge. They simply did not have the ability to communicate.

I've also worked with trades teachers who were far superior in that area.

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13 minutes ago, stubuzz said:

 

Depends on the qualifications of the teacher. You get what you pay for.

 

11 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Can't be a very good international school if he needs tutoring. Have you tried approaching the school and asking why?

Is the 1500 baht per hour/lesson/week/term? How long are the lessons?

That is fair but you want a qualified TEFL teacher who specialises in teaching young learners. At the age of 5 children can learn over 10 new words a day A child can learn through a immersive approach,  being exposed to English language, TV  films, videos,  comics  books and conversation.

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1500 is fair but you want a qualified TEFL teacher who specialises in teaching young learners. At the age of 5 children can learn over 10 new words a day A child can also learn through a immersive approach,  being exposed to English language, TV  films, videos,  comics  books and conversation. Up till the age of 11 kids brains are designed gor language learning. Most TEFL schools have kids classes which are better to learn in than solo tutor situations. They also do summer schools and weekend avtivities. Check out International House and The British Council for quality teachers and advice. PM me if you want any ideas.

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2 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Can't be a very good international school if he needs tutoring. Have you tried approaching the school and asking why?

Is the 1500 baht per hour/lesson/week/term? How long are the lessons?

Any school worth their salt would have programs in place to help new/slow learners or those with learning disabilities. Defninitely the OP should approach the school frst and ask about this, before shelling out 1500 an hour for extra classes. 

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1500 THB is the rate for 1 hour.  The teacher is teaching at an international school and he is a qualified teacher for young learners. I am not sure how good he is but do you think it is worth 1500THB?

 

My son's international school has an Additional English Support class which was recommended to My son at first but it is way too expensive.....

 

 

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11 hours ago, DavisH said:

Any school worth their salt would have programs in place to help new/slow learners or those with learning disabilities. Defninitely the OP should approach the school frst and ask about this, before shelling out 1500 an hour for extra classes. 

1500 THB is the rate for 1 hour.  The teacher is teaching at an international school and he is a qualified teacher for young learners. I am not sure how good he is but do you think it is worth 1500THB?

 

My son's international school has an Additional English Support class which was recommended to My son at first but it is way too expensive.....

 

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I am an international school teacher and 1500 / hour is high, especially for a child that is five years old. 

 

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I'd say 500-600 an hour including the same amount transit (BTS MRT taxis etc). That's what I'd charge. The child's attention span couldn't be more than an hour. 1500b - covers transit time and costs. Could tag on another 30 mins if the kid was focused. If you'd meet in a mall co-working space by the teachers house this would drop the transit costs. But for myself transit is hot, misrable and work. If you libe6on a transit stop that should reduce the rate imo. Writing even more than reading is a slow process to teach. Are you certain he needs help writing and not with phonics or vocab? That's pretty young.

 

And yes, teachers should be available and helpful. I tutor at my school when asked.

 

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