Thursday, August 14, 2008

Raising ESL Tutoring Fees

I recently raised my rates for private ESL tutoring sessions. I had put it off as long as possible, but with the cost of gasoline and the general cost of living increasing, I really didn't have another option.

Of course, I wondered how my higher rates would effect my ESL tutoring business and whether it would stop new students from contacting me. It didn't.

The students I had before my rate change are still paying the older rates. I didn't feel it necessary to increase these ESL tutoring fees.

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3 comments:

Eric said...

Like instruction, I've found it better to tailor the costs to students. Translation? I used to charge less to adult education students than international business professionals.

Another solution that a good friend uses is to tutor groups of 3 students at a time and charge a group fee. In his case, he charged them $25 an hour for each of three students ($75 total) instead of $40 per hour for solo lessons. He was very satisfied.

Johanna said...

What are usual hourly fees for one-on-one private ESL tutoring? .Thanks.

Name: Debra Garcia, M.A. said...

Dear Johanna,

Please see this previous post for an answer to your question about tutoring fees.

http://www.esl-tutor.com/2007/08/fees-for-tutoring-esl-students.html

Best,
Debra