Private tutoring hours are really easy to obtain in Hanoi. Usually, once you’ve given one private class, you will start receiving calls from other family members and friends asking you to teach them, and/or their children. Those family members/friends will pass your details onto others and so it goes on. You could be teaching one student, or a small class. With way, you’ll never be out of work and may even find that you start turning hours down.
A lot of private tutoring classes are advertised on The New Hanoian‘s ESL Job Board, as well as on Facebook Group Hanoi Massive. Some people post on the wall asking if anyone knows of any hours available, and you’ll often get a lot of messages from people who are looking for a teacher or people who are looking for someone to replace them when they’ve gone. There’s a lot of swapping around going on.
I love teaching privately especially to young students. Although usually shy at first, it’s so rewarding when you see them develop and come out of their shell. It’s also lovely getting to know the parents and other family members. I’ve always been highly welcomed into everyone’s houses, and often been invited for coffee or dinner.