Find your niche

Postbox letter from Reece

Rich Thai families were all but fighting over my time and I made well over 100,000 working just four days a week.


Freelance teaching

Ever thought about going it alone?

How easy is it to go the freelance route in Bangkok and make money charging students upwards of 500 baht an hour? Well, here are some of the perils and pitfalls of teaching from your home, the student's home or perhaps even in the nearest McDonalds.


Pay rises and promotions

How to aim higher and enjoy a better quality of life as a teacher

I'm looking ahead to next year and thinking about how to get a pay rise and a promotion. You should be thinking about it too. So what are some of the ways to go about it?


Getting that corporate contract

How to forge ahead in the world of selling business English

If a private language school is paying you 800 baht an hour for corporate work, then how much are they making for themselves? Why aren't YOU making the whole 2,000 baht an hour - and cutting out the middle man?


Looking for private students

Part 1 of 10 ways to supplement your main teaching income

I started teaching in Thailand six years ago and now I am lucky enough to be the founder of one of Thailand's leading web and graphic design schools. Getting where I am now has taken a lot of hard work - but I now realize that there are many opportunities for teachers to supplement their main income like I did.


Working smart, not working hard

Making the most of your teaching time

By paying more attention to your teaching hours and your overall availability, it's possible to juggle teaching jobs around and watch your monthly earnings soar.


How can you find private students?

What works when it comes to marketing yourself as a private teacher?

Teaching private students in your home, or even in the local McDonalds, can be a great way to put five to ten thousand baht a month in the kitty. The problem for many teachers is how to find private students - and then how to keep them.


The 360 degree approach

A new way to teach TOEFL and IELTS

I only tutor TOEFL and IELTS privately and no longer teach the subjects at private language centres. I will not adhere to rules and regulations that mean students have to repeatedly sit tests. It’s a rip-off.


Japanic!

How things have changed in my absence

A lot of forum posters are claiming that Japan might not be the earner that it used to be, then again for those with a bit of hustle the market for freelance work is burgeoning. I personally believe that an English teacher overseas has to view him/herself as a miniature corporation and constantly innovate to keep up with market demands.


January 2003

A veritable trinket box crammed with TEFL oddments

This month featuring teachers who strike it lucky, textbook terrors and the perils of teaching freelance


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Featured Jobs

Reading / EFL Teachers (Chiang Mai and Bangkok)

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Full-time English Teachers

฿30,000+ / month

Sakon Nakhon


Teachers for Immediate or November Start

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Primary School Teachers

฿100,000+ / month

Nonthaburi


Primary Maths, Science and English Teachers (NES)

฿60,000+ / month

Rayong


Native English Speaking Teachers for Primary Level

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Bill


    American, 55 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Barry


    Australian, 55 years old. Currently living in China

  • Charles


    Ghanian, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ban


    Singaporean, 48 years old. Currently living in China

  • Paulo


    Swede, 50 years old. Currently living in Portugal

  • Febbie


    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

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Renting an apartment?

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The dreaded demo

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