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It’s been three months that I am a Freelance French teacher in Japan and I continue to learn. This month of August 2011 has been lightly loaded in terms of work, this being due to summer vacations. Here is my monthly report.
It’s been three months that I strive to teach French to Japanese thirst for knowledge. Day after day I am surprised by the willingness to learn. I meet so many people who want to learn and progress. If only more people were like that, I think communication would be easier.
French teacher in August while it is summer vacations:
In August, in Japan, it’s clearly the summer holidays. Everyone (at least those who can) go on vacation. I’m actually surprised by the number of University students who swapped their annual summer vacation for a few days volunteering in the Tohoku region (area hardly hit by the earthquake of March 11 2011, but especially by the Tsunami that ensued). I should think to volunteer too (I confess that I feel a little uncomfortable to be here and to know that people suffer not so far from me).
These summer vacations are felt on my French Lessons. In fact, I just increased my number of students (I have already 20 of them) but my hours and my monthly incomes, compared to my results of July 2011, declined. I hope that September will be much better.
I work in parallel in Leafcup Tokyo and Mickey House English Cafe:
Leafcup Tokyo begins to disappoint me, by their behaviour rather disrespectful, but also because of their lack of professionalism. Add to that, the fact that they don’t guarantee the working hours; I preferred to find an extra job. So now I also work at Mickey House Takadanobaba.
As usual, the results below do take in count only the date related to my work as a Freelance French Teacher in Japan. My data related to Mickey House and Leafcup Tokyo do not appear here.
Here is my statistical report for the month of August 2011:
As I said a little earlier, in the month of August 2011, summer vacations reduced my activity. But I find that I’m not doing that badly because I got new students, which I’ll be able to capitalize on for the future.
- Number of students so far: 20
- Number of men: 11
- Number of women: 9
- Number of students to come (scheduled trial): 3
- Number of hours worked in August 2011: 65 hours
- Income for August 2011: 86770 Yen (867USD)
- Average per hour: 1334,92 Yen (13,5 USD)
- Transport Cost (paid by students): 22,620 Yen (226 USD)
My goal to live fully with this activity after the end of October 2011 still stands, and I think I’m on time, despite my reduced activity this month.