Three hours a day. which would include all subjects? Considering tutors in my area get about $40-50 per hr., I would say charge over $150, maybe more. I assume you would be responsible for all lesson plans, having the appropriate materials, etc.
Why isn't the parent the one doing the home-schooling? Isn't that how it works, usually?
I'd charge tutoring rates. Find out what is charged in your area. Here it would be $50 or $60 per hour. If you are doing 5 days a week for 3 hours I would also charge for an hour or two of planning time. I would put the agreement in writing and decide ahead of time what happens if the child is sick, if you are sick, or if the family makes other plans for the day, especially if this will be your main source of income.
for this program. Man I would so love to make that kind of money and work only those hours!!! I do have a parent of an ex-student who is considering homeschooling and jokingly said she would hire me---HHMMM, maybe I need to pursue this!
than you'd think. I have several acquaintances who for one reason or other home school their children. One woman pays $200/week for 2 1/2 hours/day M-F for her one child. The other ones pooled their resources and hired a former private school teacher (non-credentialed) to home school their 7 children 5 days/week 3 hours/day. They pay her $450 per week. I had been looking into this sector since I thought it would be a cushy job--fewer hours & good money--but found out that it does not pay much at all! This is in Southern California, where the cost of living is very high. Then again, substitute teachers get $100/day in our district, so maybe the $450 for 15 hours/week is not so bad.
I think straight out tutoring will pay better, since tutors here charge $60 per hour, although the job may not be as stable as the home schooling.
I am actually currently home schooling three kids (special needs kids). I am getting $400.00 month/ per child (total 1200.00). I honeslty feel like I am worth more, but I am trying to help them out. We work 20 hours a week. Several parents don't have the time to "home school" their child, so they seek for other teachers to do it.
I am spending far more time "planning, preparing" lessons than I did in a public school. It's awhole lot more work than one might think. THis other opportunity presented itself... and honeslty I could use the money (this is my only job), I was unable to land a public teaching job this year. At least I wouldn't have to come up with my own curriculum, he is in 6th grade, and doesn't have any special needs.
I live in the South, so I'm sure tutoring isn't that expensive. I'll have to do some research. Thanks everyone...