I know this post is a bit behind the rest of the Lessons Learned series, but I wanted to wait until my February pay and holiday pay came through before posting.
What I earned in eight months of teaching English in France:
|August||€943.90||–||Summer, started advertising for private students||€943.90|
|September||€1291.63||€225||Patrizio, a private student, started||€1516.93|
|October||€1067.58||€110||One week on holiday and Patrizio also went away. Still advertising.||€1177.58|
|November||€1199.27||€125||Patrizio was away. Still advertising.||€1324.27|
|December||€1106.11||€40||One week on holiday and Patrizio was away. Still advertising.||€1146.11|
|January||€701.25||€670||BTL stopped giving me new classes. Patrizio was back and Sebastien, a new private student, started. Also did short term work – 15 hours of admin for American Amanda and two exam prep. sessions with Damien, a private student.||€1371.25|
|February||€320.16||€500||32 BTL hours (ouch), and Patrizio and Sebastien continued||€850.16|
|Holiday Pay||€990.36||Paid in full at the end of the year/contract||€960.36|
|Total for eight months||€9986.08|
|Average monthly salary||€1248.14|
Other gifts from students:
- Drinks (tea, hot chocolate, a pineapple juice, water)
- Various individual chocolates
- 1 box of chocolates
- 1 tub of moisturiser wrapped in red paper with gold ribbon
- 2 French novels
- 1 book of French idioms
- A notebook (with horizontal lines!)
- Countless pencils
If I add my February pay and holiday leave to the money I had when I left Paris, I finished with €2030.52 left for my trip, which works out to €29 a day.
I was hoping to have a little more but, as I’ve already paid for flights, everything I have can go towards trains, shelter, food and fun!