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How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:48 pm

I intend to ask hotel reception for someone that helps me translate a few sentences I wrote down.

I know a few words from earlier visits and will see if I can improve on that.

I don't want a teacher. Just someone that knows a little English and can teach me how to sort out a few simple situations in Khmer.

How much should I offer to pay for a 2 hr session?
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by violet » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:42 am

$15 for one 2 hour session..
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 am

Thanks for reply. I don't know the current levels of salaries. I just remember that 10 years ago a friend with good English and Chinese, recently graduated from university had $120/month. A few years ago a young friend had $200.

Arriving now I see lightning fast development in PP, but my hotel charges about the same. I stay in simple but clean hotel.

I wonder if they would be offended if I offered $8/2 hrs?
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 am

You could walk down the riverside, meet groups of university students, ask them if they speak English, and see if they want to be your friends. If you have friends like that, they could help you with Khmer, and you could help them with English. You would not need to pay. You can meet people like that in many places, the riverside is just one example.

You could look for someone who is a good teacher, and ask them how much they normally charge.

Are you in Phnom Penh? How long are you staying?
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by violet » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:50 am

Actually you've reminded me that there are free groups they meet at restaurants and cafes look on Facebook
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by fax » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 am

explorer wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 am
You could walk down the riverside, meet groups of university students, ask them if they speak English, and see if they want to be your friends.
Hello what's your name? Where you go? Friend me? OK I go only $20 OK?
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:17 am

Thanks, many good suggestions. I will gradually look into it.
I probably stay long time. I just got one year visa. So far I stay in PP.

I bought some books at Monument and try to get pronounciation from Google translate.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:13 am

kps wrote:Thanks for reply. I don't know the current levels of salaries. I just remember that 10 years ago a friend with good English and Chinese, recently graduated from university had $120/month. A few years ago a young friend had $200.

Arriving now I see lightning fast development in PP, but my hotel charges about the same. I stay in simple but clean hotel.

I wonder if they would be offended if I offered $8/2 hrs?
If the person is a teacher, I think you'd be low-balling them. However, if you're fine with talking to the hotel receptionist outside of working hours as a one off, then I think they'd be fine with that amount.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:22 am

explorer wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 am
You could walk down the riverside, meet groups of university students, ask them if they speak English, and see if they want to be your friends. If you have friends like that, they could help you with Khmer, and you could help them with English. You would not need to pay. You can meet people like that in many places, the riverside is just one example.

You could look for someone who is a good teacher, and ask them how much they normally charge.

Are you in Phnom Penh? How long are you staying?
It's not for everyone to hang out on the riverside, desperately looking for 'university students' to talk to. Usually the first one to approach aren't those people.

To be honest, I've not seen so many uni students around, and if they're around they're busy with their friends and not looking for someone to 'tutor'.

I would just cough up a few bucks and find a tutor.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:24 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:13 am
kps wrote:Thanks for reply. I don't know the current levels of salaries. I just remember that 10 years ago a friend with good English and Chinese, recently graduated from university had $120/month. A few years ago a young friend had $200.

Arriving now I see lightning fast development in PP, but my hotel charges about the same. I stay in simple but clean hotel.

I wonder if they would be offended if I offered $8/2 hrs?
If the person is a teacher, I think you'd be low-balling them. However, if you're fine with talking to the hotel receptionist outside of working hours as a one off, then I think they'd be fine with that amount.
I think if you would be in a long-term-teaching-relation you might be able to get to 8$ for 2 hours, but initially, no. The teacher will indeed be offended. But you should ask Explorer for the number of some uni students. You might save 8 bucks that way. Just use PM.
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