RomaInglese – a Simple Concept
It’s about finding private students
The concept behind RomaInglese is very simple – it aims to help English teachers find private students. That’s all there is to it. It’s a real-world solution put into practice by a group of freelance English teachers living and teaching in Rome and Milan who wanted a reliable way to find more private students. And, it has proven to be a very successful solution!
Finding Private Students
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that the only way to earn a decent income is to teach privately, either in addition or instead of working for a language school. However, before we set up RomaInglese and MilanoInglese, finding private students wasn’t easy.
In those days a lot of English teachers tried to organise private lessons by converting students from schools they worked for, even if more than a couple lost their jobs as a consequence. The old hands would cheerfully say it was all a matter of ‘word of mouth’ but that has only ever been effective for teachers who’ve been around for a couple of years. We all tried the awful ‘Free-ad’ websites that come and go at regular intervals, always without success. In reality, almost everyone struggled to find enough work to teach independently.
And so RomaInglese was born
We decided to create our own websites to go head to head with language schools, to offer potential students a place where they could book lessons with the teacher of their choice. It took 6 months to get off the ground but from that point onwards we all had enough private students to allow us to quit working for schools and become full-time private English teachers.
A decade later, all of the founding group have left Italy, but we decided to keep the sites going to help other teachers find private students. And, just like it was a decade ago, if you search Google for the type of expressions an Italian would use if they were looking for a private English teacher, you’ll still find RomaInglese in the first few results, if not at the top.
Teacher Registration Fee
New teachers pay one-time £25 registration fee plus an annual subscription fee of £85. Teachers who renew after the first year pay only the annual subscription fee. Putting that into perspective; the annual cost equates to what the average teacher earns for 3 or maybe 4 hours of private lessons, depending on what they charge.