Monday, January 28, 2008

New ESL Teacher Starting Private Tutoring

Andrea from the U.S. writes:

Hello! I am a college student majoring in TESOL. I'd like to do private tutoring out of my home after I graduate in December. Do you have any good advice for someone who is interested in doing this? I've been doing an internship in a high school and will be going overseas for student teaching in the summer. I've found I am better at one-on-one instruction. Anyway, I'll be visiting this site more often, as it seems very helpful!

Hi Andrea,

I'm not sure if you were looking at ESL Tutor or Teaching ESL to Adults . On the ESL Tutor site, you can look at the list or Article Topics for things like "self-employment" or "meeting locations," etc. Incidentally, I don't recommend teaching out of your home; too many horror stories. Check out the Article Topics list and if you have any specific questions, please feel free to write again.

Good luck,


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm from Venezuela. I graduated from a bilingual school and am now a private English tutor, I am also better at one-to-one instruction. I started by going to my old school to offer my services, and whenever a kid is having trouble with English, they contact me to help. Once your name is out there, people will recommend you and you'll recieve more and more calls. Before you know it, you'll be turning down offers for lack of time (too many students). Good luck with everything, I wish you the best. There is some material produced by that has been very useful to me, you can look it up in YouTube under OpenEnglishTV.

Tutorials said...

I’ve found that if the students don’t understand what they’re doing (they’re just doing it), it’s difficult to move on to new concepts