Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Group classes at our location and private lessons (one-on-one instructions).
Translations of birth, marriage certificates, legal documents, letters, websites.
Interpretations in court, immigration, depositions, medical, etc.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask to speak with the actual instructor before you sign up. Many big and brand-name schools hire anybody who is a foreigner and not necessarily an experienced teacher, and pay them minimum wage - this will impact the quality of service. Don't get swayed by marketing slogans of this or that teaching "method" - you have to study, there is not way around it.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Learning a language is a long-term commitment and the student has to do the work (i.e. study). Like a fitness coach, the teacher is here to guide you, but the hard work is your to do.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Check you schedule. Have your calendar handy.
If you are looking for a group class you need commit to 10 weeks on a regular basis.
If you would like private lessons pre-scheduling classes helps maximize your lesson frequency.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We bring professionalism and flexibility of private tutoring under one roof. Our students get the assurance of a legitimate school at rates they would pay a freelance tutor. AILI is a small business. We hand-pick our teachers and work as a tightly-knit team. Unlike many big brand-name schools we take care of our teachers, because we believe happy teachers equal happy students.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Bringing people of diverse cultural backgrounds together and providing them with the space to learn about language and culture.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. "Are your teachers native speakers?"
"Yes, all of them"
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Teaching a language requires passion and dedication to convey the knowledge knowledge. Our teachers spend time with you not only in class but also many more hours at home preparing lessons for you.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Our team consists of multi-nationals with the passion to share their languages and culture. Many of us have been teaching in different formats all our lives (tutoring, university, corporate, coaching)
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Group class (10weeks/20hours) prices depend on the language :
$280 - Spanish
$299 - French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian
$350 - Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese
$399 - Korean
$499 - Sign Language (ASL)
Private Lessons at our location:
$45/hr or $399/10hrs - Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese
$55/hr or $495/10hrs - Korean, Turkish, Romanian
$65/hr or $585/10hrs - Hebrew, Hindi, Dutch
$80/hr or $720/10hrs - Somali, Sign Language
Classes at your location (up to 10 students):
10am - 4pm: within 15 miles: $75.00/hour
20 mi: $85.00/hour
20+ mi: $100.00+/hour
6am - 10am or after 4pm: $90.00+/hour