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Why You Should Charge Reasonable Prices For Your Private Teaching Lessons

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Why It’s Possible To Charge A Fair And Reasonable Price For Your Private Teaching Lessons When you stand at the top of cliffs, what do you feel? The pull to destruction. It’s uncanny, isn’t it? Most people feel the hypnotising suction of the abyss. It’s a nasty sensation drawing you forwards and down. Yet it […]

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A Simple Method To Price Your Freelancing Teacher Services

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How do you find out the going rate for your services? Have you ever watched bats? Have you watched how they dip and curve at lightning speed using their in-build radar to ping back echoes whilst on their search for food – flying insects? Does your freelance teaching business need similar a radar device when […]

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Is The Customer’s First Impression Important?

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Is your customer’s first impression important?   Once upon a time, a duck hatched seven ducklings. Six ducklings were beautiful with yellow fluffy feathers. The seventh was much larger than the other six and had grey, shoddy looking feathers. The poor duckling suffered each time it tried to join the other duck families. Rejected and […]

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What to avoid when starting out on your freelance career

What is necessary when you start out on your freelance career? Have you ever mislaid your reading glasses, or your car or front door keys? That book you were reading? How often have you looked for something you’ve mislaid only to find it there before your very eyes? This often happens with people who dream […]

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The Bogeyman and Freelancing

What The Bogeyman And Freelancing Have In Common You’ve ears like a bat; straining to pick up the slightest sound. The room is dark and your chest is tight. You’re wide awake… what woke you up? You may not be a child any more, but it takes a while to control the fear of the […]

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Business English ELT students or general English ELT students?

How are business English ELT students different from general English ELT students? Have you heard the stories of children being thrown into a swimming pool in the mistaken belief that they will learn how to swim? Do you condone this as a method of learning? Whatever your answer, have you noticed how often “life” throws […]

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How the Safe Zone Creates An Aha!-Moment for Students

How the “Safe Zone” Creates An Aha!-Moment For Students and Motivates Their Learning “I don’t want to learn English, but I have to.” This was the answer Matthias told me when I asked him why he wanted to learn English. He was confident yet nervous when he spoke about having to learn English. He was […]

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On Becoming An English Teacher Professional

How to become recognised as an English teacher professional What do you need to know if you want to be recognised as a professional English teacher by your students and customers? But then again… is it really worth all your time and effort in establishing your professional profile? To be called a “professional”? Can you […]

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Are You Being Too Much Of A Generalist In ELT?

Who do you turn to if your tooth is trying to make you lose your mind? If you should have a problem with your heart – you’d go to a heart specialist not a general practitioner, wouldn’t you? Aren’t you envious of parents with computer freaks for children when you can’t get your computer working […]

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