Monday, January 5, 2009

"Musical Offices" for ESL Tutors

As a self-employed ESL tutor, I have several "small offices" all over my city. To some, they look like coffee shops. In fact, they are. I have different "offices" for each part of my self-employed life.

I meet my private ESL students at one particular coffee shop that is convenient to public transportation and local colleges (to make it easier for my students who are traveling or meeting me before or after classes).

The coffee shop doesn't mind me sitting and meeting with students for hours on end. They also have the right size tables and decent chairs. However, amazingly, they don't have internet access. I guess people would never leave if they had internet access.

I'm currently in another one of my "offices." In this office, I work on my website (Teaching ESL to Adults) and other projects requiring internet access.

It's tough being a self-employed ESL tutor. ;-)

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1 comment:

Ms. Lucy said...

I had never thought of it that way. One can never get bored of having such a 'mobile' office! Makes it very interesting and different for students as well...talk about a change of pace. I've only recently discovered your blog and find it very interesting. Come visit me at:
www.esl-ealandmore.blogspot.com
Itès great to share ideas- please come follow,
Lucy