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How to properly and successfully recruit a private tutor?
« on: March 16, 2022, 05:26:42 pm »
Hello,

My friend is trying to get a private tutor for her  son (3rd grade) in Seoul. She mentions that she wants a trusted tutor with the right experience.
I’m asking on her behalf, what is the best way to do this in order to successfully get someone good?

- what is considered a decent hour rate for a native speaker, with good TEFL experience?
- where are the best places to find such people?
- what are the legal guidelines and precautions she must take ?


Any help, info and tips would be much appreciated!


  • ShayandSoon
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    • March 10, 2022, 11:56:51 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: How to properly and successfully recruit a private tutor?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2022, 10:23:32 pm »
The short answer: Tell you friend that she might want to try an app called, “Soomgo”

She will post what type of teacher and service she is looking for on the app. Potential applicants can review her post and then make contact with her with an opening offer (which the potential applicants have to pay for). The format mirrors Upwork, if you're familiar with that service.

Your friend will be able to look at all the offers, review individual profiles, and then make direct contact with as many applicants as she so desires..

I often send other parents/clients here to get a snapshot of what’s out in the local market.

To answer your questions:

- what is considered a decent hour rate for a native speaker, with good TEFL experience?
I’ll answer this very cautiously as opinions will vary greatly: 40,000 won / hour. Then you would take into consideration the TEFL experience and increase payment.
 :undecided: If she thinks her son is an Angel: 65,000 won / hour. :undecided:

- where are the best places to find such people?
Recommendations, I have personally met some real good teachers that post solely on Craigslist, and as mentioned above, Soomgo.

- what are the legal guidelines and precautions she must take ?
A good tutor will have already gone through the process to legally work in South Korea. This is a question your friend will be able to ask directly.

Hopefully you get some more answers, good luck helping out your friend!