I registered with an introductory agency who allocates a guide price that customers would be expected to pay me for tutoring. However, I couldn't believe when I rang one person who asked me to teach for 2 hours for 10 pounds. The rate per hour was 20 which was in the middle of the recommended rate per hour. Then someone else contacted me and wanted tutoring for 8 pound an hour for 2 children. Couldn't believe it!!! It took me 9 years studying part-time to get my degree and PGCE and lots of debt. On top of that can't get a full time permanent post teaching and now I'm working in the care sector to make ends meet? I teach Italian, Spanish and English (plus CELTA) but there is no demand in FE. I've tried setting up a language course in primary schools but they are not interested. I've been teaching on short term holiday courses on adhoc basis. When I apply for jobs don't get anywhere as I can't get experience teaching at GCSE level. It's so disheartening!!!!