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Should Freelance Teachers Give Discounts?

TINA: There Is No Alternative * Wirtschafts woche Edition 18 dated 2.5.2011 Editor’s letter: TINA geht fremd; author: Roland Tichy Hans Magnus Einzensberger (author) states European political stances practically forbids its citizens to think. He is quoted as saying: “There Is No Alternative” which quickly became an acronym: TINA* What Einzensberger was talking about was the EU financial rescue […]

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Please Do Not Feed The Animals!

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Do You Use Google Translate? Beware Of Google Translate! At a Budapest zoo: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY. Hotel brochure, Italy: THIS HOTEL IS RENOWNED FOR ITS PEACE AND SOLITUDE. IN FACT, CROWDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FLOCK HERE TO […]

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How You Find Students… And Why You Don’t

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Do You Target The Right Student Market You’re Aiming To Teach? Thema verfehlt! As they would say in German. Point missed! A teacher rarely has to write these words when marking student work, but it happens. It’s aggravating for both the student concerned and the teacher who has to write them. Who’s ultimately responsible for […]

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Protected: “What Is The Next Thing That Is Going To Kill Us?”

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The fated strategy of accepting “the going rate” for teaching services

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What is the “going rate” for teaching services per month and per hour, please? What do lemmings and the “going rate” have in common? Lemmings are infamous for one thing. They blindly follow another lemming before him without considering the consequences.

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Do You Know Your Resentment Number?

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The resentment number is unique, personal and differs from freelance teacher to freelance teacher. It has to remain a secret. Do you know yours?

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Which Negotiation Damages A Freelance Teacher The Most?

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Suffering from centuries of cultural and commercial influences placing a low value on education? A controversial look on one way in which freelance teachers can fight against low wages.

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Ideas are short lived

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Many people spend too much time and energy searching for the next great idea. Most never come to fruition because they are usually born AND lost in isolation.

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Are your students and customers dangerous?

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How “safe” is your new student and customer? What dangers do you willingly take on by accepting students and customers into your private home?

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When is it the right time to refuse a student and customer?

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As a freelance teacher, there are times when you have pressing reasons to say “no” and yet you don’t for all the wrong reasons. For example, when you want (or need) to earn the money.

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