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Thread: Interac & Private Tutoring ?

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    Default Interac & Private Tutoring ?

    Greetings community!

    So I'm aiming to work for interac it's my first choice at this point, and I would like to know if I should request rural placements as the best opportunities to guarantee a local need for private tutoring. Now I wouldn't mind suburban at all. I'm also not against rural Japan, it just wouldn't be the first thing I envision is I think about my most ideal placement.

    Ultimately my focus is working successfully as an ALT and have a few private lessons to supplement my income. (I'm trying to save as much as possible and still have a culturally enriching experience.)

    Any advice or experience to share?

    Thank you guys in advance!!
    Last edited by happyBuddha; January 28th, 2012 at 14:59.

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    I would guess that a rural placement would be counterproductive towards finding students because Interac specifically states that you can't tutor students that you are teaching at school and some rural towns only have one Jr. high school and a few elementary schools (and often no high school), all of which the ALT will more than likely visit at some point. Also, there are probably not a whole lot of potential adult students because young people tend to move to the city and inaka ojisans and obasans have no use for English (although there might be a few that want to learn as a hobby). I think generally speaking, the larger the population, the easier it will be to find students if you have a little determination.
    Last edited by shbflyjin; January 28th, 2012 at 18:53.

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    Default Re: Interac & Private Tutoring ?

    Thank you for the feedback, I didn't think about it that way.
    When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

    Quote Originally Posted by reed View Post
    (I hate the one-year contract concept, as a good job is one you'll keep for as long as you please, and a bad one can't possibly keep you there -- labour laws trump contract terms in any case, and only guilt, fear and obligation keep young teachers from running when the alarms sound.)
    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Failed an interac interview. Hahahaha. That's a good one.

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