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Experiences of tutoring wealthy families abroad

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by CaraShaldon, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. CaraShaldon

    CaraShaldon New commenter

    Hello,

    I am considering applying for a Tutors International job for after school and weekend tutoring to 2 children. It is a live out job, with a very high salary, and accommodation is provided. Does anyone have any experience of this kind of work? I know that I will miss the social aspect of classroom teaching. Anyone's personal experience of this would be great to hear.

    Thanks.
     
  2. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    Hi there. Feel free to message me as I worked for TI teaching children of a well known Royal family.
     
  3. wanderman22

    wanderman22 New commenter

    Can you share your responses with the forum? My first thought was that this sounds like a scam.
     
  4. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    Hi wanderman22

    No I want go into personal details about the high profile family who I worked for and also the agency TI.

    Happy to respond to private messages as I have for 'Cara' and run through the highs and lows of my whole experience. Definitely not a scam and one glance at their website would tell you that. On the contrary they are very professional and working for them could change your life; it opened my mind to new adventures.
     
  5. 576

    576 Established commenter

  6. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    I personally couldn't think of anything worse. I like my freedom at the end of the day and it sounds a lot like a 24 hour job (especially if you're out on their yacht for weeks on end) but I absolutely see why people do it with the money offered.
     
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  7. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

  8. wanderman22

    wanderman22 New commenter

    Sure! Let's go PM. I guess my questions would all involve how to apply for jobs like this.

    I spent a few years making pretty good money in Saudi Arabia using just my BA in English. Now I am in the US and I just finished my teaching cert and closing in on my Master's in Teaching, but I've been bitterly disappointed to find the high paying jobs seem to be gone.

    I want to find the high-paid foreign work again and tutoring for the rich sounds like it might be a way to do that. How did you break into that field?
     
  9. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    Search online for opportunities, though there are a few agencies that do this type of thing and the guardian link is a good one. The spec just matched me perfectly. It was a one off job though and you don't 'work' for the agency once the term of the post is over.
     

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