Private Art Tutoring Rate?
cianamacaroni last edited by cianamacaroni
Hey forum friends,
I just got a request to be a private art tutor for an 11 year old boy one hour a week. The parents asked for my tutoring rate, and I’m not sure what to request. I’m hoping some of you might have some advice. Here are the details:
- I live in Queens, NY but work in Manhattan as an art museum educator
- The family lives near my job so I should be able to walk over there once a week after work.
- I am an experienced art educator with years of teaching under my belt
- I would be planning personalized weekly art activities for one boy
The parents originally suggested $50/hr but my former employer (who put us in touch) suggests $85 to account for my prep and travel time. I feel a little guilty asking that much per week because the family has three kids and seem to be artists themselves.
What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
braydin hawlette last edited by
call a few local tutoring companies. Ask them what their rates are I'm sure they'll be happy to give you a quote then you can use that as a reference
@cianamacaroni I charge $197 for a 1-hour portfolio review so I don't think $85 is too much at all to ask for private 1-1 tutoring! You'll have to prep what to teach him and may even have to provide art materials or tools.
Don't feel guilty. If the parents couldn't afford it, they'd sign the boy up for a group class or even tutor him themselves since they're artists.
lpetiti last edited by
As a teacher, I’d suggest that you actually go for what your colleague suggested. No one EVER considers prep time for teachers and it’d be nice if one of our profession actually got some compensation for the prep work they do for once
RachelArmington last edited by
That the parents are artists and have other children doesn't really add into the equation...their choices aren't your responsibility. I totally understand the impulse to take their circumstances into consideration, but you need to do right for yourself and respect the value of your time and experience. If you want to contribute to young artists, you could probably find a local charity that helps kids with less opportunity to create.
You might want to make it clear that you need to have a quiet work area with the child, and that the other children will be occupied elsewhere during the lesson (if they are younger than the 11 year old). Otherwise, you might have them joining in.