gandpsmommy Posted August 7, 2008 Share Posted August 7, 2008 Last night at my dd's gymnastics class some of the other mothers found out that my degree was in Spanish. One of the mothers is on the board of directors for a relatively new children's museum in town. She said that her 5yo daughter has been wanting to take Spanish and that she thinks it would be a great idea to offer classes for young children in town. I said that I would love to do that but had never been able to think of a location for the classes. She thought about several different places in town, and then came up with the idea of using the children's museum on one of the days it is closed to the public but available for groups (field trips, playgroups, parties, etc.) She encouraged me to send my resume and a proposal to her so that she could pass it on to the director of the museum and to stop in and talk to the director about it. I am really excited about this possibility as it would allow me to do something with Spanish again, and it would allow me to make a little money. I was wondering if some of you might give me opinions about some questions that I have? 1. Would you prefer shorter sessions (4 to 6 weeks) or longer ones (8 to 10 weeks)? I thought that since it is a new thing, people might like the shorter sessions so that they could try it out without having to commit to too much. Also, it might be easier to pay a smaller amount once a month than to pay a big fee all at once. 2. What do you think is a fair price? I need to make enough money for it to be worth the time I will have to spend planning and getting ready for the classes (and the time actually spent teaching), but I don't want to charge too much and make it inaccessible to most families or not end up with enough kids to have the classes. I also assume that the museum would take a percentage of the fee for allowing me to use their facility, but I don't know how much. The board member mom thought that they would probably require me to give museum members a discounted price, as well. 3. Would you be willing to pay a one-time materials fee the first time you sign up for the class? This would be approximately $15 and would be used to provide each student with a cd of songs (lyrics book included) to take home for additional practice. Or would you expect this to be included in the fee for the class? Thanks so much for your input! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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