Sunday, October 21, 2007

private tutoring...how much??

I have a tiny delimma...like I said in a recent post Ziad is having a problem...ok problems at school. His biggest being that he is in an all arabic class, he was supposed to be in a special class for foreigners, but it will not be ready until next year..so naturally he is waaaaaaaaay behind in arabic.

His teacher has agreed to tutor him for two hours , two days a week at school. He will only be in school for an extra hour, since she is free for the last two periods on those two days.

She will not tell me how much she wants, and I have no idea what is a decent amount of money to give for about 2-2.5hr 2x a week of tutoring. I can not even think how much private tutor charge in amman.

does anyone have an idea? help!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

All Arabic school? The teachers probably earn 400 a month. I think 10-15 an hour would make her appreciative of your appreciating her efforts :)

deemco said...

My little brother is also weak in arabic and we got him a tutor that used to come to our house for an hour twice a week. She used to take 10 JD's per hour.

Maioush said...

yeah, my cousin is a teacher, and she charges between 8-12JD that is her range so i guess as the others said, 10JD/HR is good :)
goo dluck for Ziad :D

Sam said...

thanks everyone...i will talk to her today..maybe she will spit out a number..if not then i'll pay her $10/hr..

kinzi said...

Hi Sam! Yea, we just hit 10JD an hour for tutoring (+ taxi) which means this will be our last year with the one son in the Arabic system.

When we have to spend nearly as much on tutoring as we do in school fees, it just isn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

It depends also with his tutoring experience and qualifications. These comments are really helpful and just estimate with the prices that other tutors normally ask from their clients. It is actually about the same price with my child's tutor in high school physics.

Daniele Ickes said...

It's been a while since this post, I hope your dilemma with Ziad is solved. Did the tutoring work right with his language problem? Language barrier has always been an issue for foreigners who study in abroad, and that's what language schools and tutors are for. It doesn't have to be expensive. It's usually cheaper when the session comes in groups of 3s or 5s, instead of going one-on-one. Daniele @
C2Educate.com