Post # 1
As a foreigner, my options for working in mexico are kind of limited. A language school has offered me a job (and to help me visa wise which most wouldnt) and a salary. a low salary…but at least i could stop living off fi completely until i take the path to citizenship
Each student will pay 600 pesos a week for a 2 hour class every day monday-friday. he is offering me half of that (so 300 pesos a week per student). with the option of doing 2 classes 8-12 and, if i want an afternoon class…that too
It will take a while to fill the classes – maximum class size is 10 students. and they would pay per week so once they pay – id get paid regardless whether they turn up. so 6000 pesos a week IF class is full -3000 pesos for 8-10 every day, 3000 for 10-12… (ignoring afternoon possibility for now)
OR…a flat rate of 100 pesos an hour. so 4hrs a day makign 2000 pesos a week
it seems like a no brainer. more money = better. but…the flat rate would apply for the beginning. and until we find the students if i take the per student rate, i could be working for basically nothing. if for example i only got one student…300 pesos a week.
do i take a gamble that we WILL fill the classes and wait for the better money? demand for childrens english classes is very high, and theres no direct competition nearby and the classes already on offer are oversubscriber
if it helps, 1 dolalr is about 13 pesos i believe. so 460 dollars Versus 153. (or 300 pesos = 23 dollars)And apparently i need to choose one or the other
not sure how well i explained that but im terribly confused. I dont have formal training, so worst case scenario is i stick it out for a year and then apply for a better job as ill have experience. and try to gain a qualification on the way
Post # 3
If you can survive at the moment with your Fiance supporting you, I would take the risk and go per student.
Post # 4
@dannielle89: luckily my fi is very good about supporting me. its just annoying not having my own money. i think im tempted by the per student providing we really advertise. my future boss is makign a new website, flyers, and doing school assemblies so *probably* we will get the students
Post # 5
I would go with the flat rate. That way you can establish a monthy budget (that’s what I do atleast, kinda an accounting geek) and regardless of times/ enrollment you would have the pay. It’s not really guessing work- like maybe you will get paid, maybe you won’t, ya know?
Post # 6
@Lacelibs: drat. i was hoping for unanimous answers haha. i cant be the only bee who posts a poll hoping all the other bees will completely agree on something and then ill just follow what they say haha
Post # 7
@newname_99: Bahahahaha, I did that with a photography question I asked
Post # 8
I would go flat rate too, for now. At least you will know what’s coming in. Like you said, it will help put something on your resume.
Post # 9
I would go per student.
If you can afford to live without any money coming in from you (what you are doing now), then I would go for what will put you in the best position in the long run.
Plus, it doesn’t cound like you should have issues filling up the classes. And it only takes getting the classes to 1/3 full before you’re making more with the per student rate than the flat rate.
Post # 10
I would go with the per student rate.. You’ll be able to rely on your Fiance a bit less while not squashing potential to make more in the long run.
Post # 11
I would go per student. Sounds like you’ll make more money that way in the long run and you can teach on your own after, without the school.
Post # 12
yeah i think i am going with the per student rate for the potential earnings. also it gives me an incentive to really help find more students and being committed, rather than being blase knowing ill get paid however many there are
he offered a flat rate for saturday classes in the morning that im already doing (but right now as a volunteer)…500 pesos for 4 hours…a bit extra to normal flat rate as its a weekend day. so ill combine the two and hopefully end up with a reasonable income