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TEFL Home Tutoring in London.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL Home Tutoring in London.

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Home stays are a popular part of many study abroad programs and this is no less so in the TEFL industry. Some people will volunteer to take in overseas students free of charge as a cultural experience for themselves and their children.

TEFL teachers can make a profitable income from taking in students from overseas by becoming home tutors. There are a few language schools in the UK such as Regent and EJO now offering this service. Teachers can earn upwards of £480 per week for providing tuition plus board and lodgings for overseas students.

All teachers need to have a degree plus recognised TEFL qualification. They also need to be able to provide comfortable accommodation for students, including a separate bedroom, Internet access and a location close to transport links. Home stay tutors are also expected to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for their student guests. Adult students are usually placed with families without children whereas teenage students and usually placed in families who have children of a similar age.

Students generally request between 15-25 hours per week 1-1 tuition from their tutor and the home stay usually lasts 2-3 weeks. The amount of hours taught per week will be reflected in the teachers pay. Teachers are expected to devote a good deal of time to their home stay guest so if you have a full-time or part-time job you will not be considered. Teachers are asked about their hobbies and interests in order to provide a suitable match up where there is a lot to talk about. The language school organisers will in most cases provide course materials and support via the director of studies. This can include going down to the school to pick up materials and talk through the course.

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