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FAQCan I sign up before I arrive in Japan?
Can GetStudents.net help me get a visa or come to Japan?
How long must I plan to be in Japan to use GetStudents.net?
How long before leaving should I delete my profile?
How much should I charge for a lesson?
How and when do I get paid?
How can I change my password or email address?
I lost my password. What should I do?
How do I keep my GetStudents.net profile current?
How do I communicate with students who contact me?
What should I talk about when students call?
What do I need to start?
No. Before signing up you'll need a working telephone number and physical residence in Japan. Profiles in the GetStudents.net database without these are deleted.
No. Please contact the immigration office with Japanese visa questions or coming to Japan. GetStudents.net staff is not trained to answer visa questions. Please do not sign up unless you hold a valid Japanese visa or other verifiable permission to be in Japan.
Please sign up only if you plan to be in Japan for at least 4 months. We guarantee our students that our teachers will be able to teach them a langauge. Not suprisingly, students get irritated if the teacher they just started studying with announces that (s)he is leaving Japan soon.
For the reason just mentioned, please remove your GetSudents.net profile 3 to 4 months before your departure from Japan or from teaching.
You can charge any rate per lesson you wish. Typical prices per 1 hour private lesson range from 2500 - 3500 hour. Please check the profiles of other teachers in your area to see what the rates are there. In the sign up page, we offer a separate place for you to display your first lesson price. This can be set lower than your normal rate as an incentive to attract students.
Decide payment arrangements directly with the student either on the phone or email prior to the first meeting or during the first meeting. Many teachers offer a one time payment option for the first meeting so the student can "try" the lesson without further obligation. When the student decides they want to take the lesson on a regular basis, the most common payment method we have seen is the 4 times pre-paid method. It keeps student motivated to come to lesson and prevents you from having to waste time shuffling money back and forth t the end of each lesson (as happens in the pay-after-each-lesson method). Keep records on all payments to avoid problems.
From the GetStudents.net homepage, log into the Record Control Center. Find the places to change email address and password. If you need further asistance, please email us using the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page or at help @ getstudents .net (without the spaces)
From the GetStudents.net homepage, log into the Record Control Center and you can access all pages of your profile, view statistics and edit the content of your profile. Here, you can also click the links to "Take a Break", "Refresh" and "Delete"
On the GetStudents.net homepage, click "Forgot Password?" in the log in area. Your password will be sent to you right away.
Be ready to discuss your schedule, prices, schedule and teaching methods. The better versed you are in these things is highly related to your success at getting the student from merely contacting you to having them appear for a first lesson. Also, make sure these the things you say on the phone agree with the things dispalyed in your GetStudents.net profile.
To stay organized and keep things moving smoothly we recommend::
- a schedule book
- presentable teaching space
- having a variety of teaching materials
- file folders for each student/class you'll teach
- having generic "first lessons" prepared for a few different levels of students
- becoming persuasive and friendly on the phone (if you already aren't)
- knowing how to explain to students how to get to your teaching location (if you don't already know)
- having some business cards printed