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At least she said thank you

Obviously a "please" is too much to ask for, as is a salutation of any sort.

"Do you offer private instruction? Your present teaching location, your rate per hour and your teaching experience.
Thank you,
Xxxxxx"

My first thought is this was a scammer. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt for now, and answering it, but why would anyone want to ask about taking privates with me, if they don't know who I am and haven't seen my website, which has clear information about me, my classes and my private lessons? I have politely asked how she came to be emailing me, and provided her with links to my site, to answer her peremptory questions.

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wooglethealien
Feb. 26th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Haha I got that one on BCC too! I'm not teaching anyway, but the tone made me think 'high maintenance student' and also 'read my fucking website'
beafarhana
Feb. 26th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
I hadn't noticed it was a bcc.

I don't generally take on private students unless I've already had some kind of teaching contact with them already, so even if it's genuine, it's highly unlikely that I'd take it any further.
ellariaal
Feb. 26th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Me too - I assumed scam - but theres was no indication that they were immensely tall/gifted/young etc as they usually do.
beafarhana
Feb. 26th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
"I am looking for a private teacher that can teach a 15yrs old. My
child has been in lessons once a week since January. So it will be
beginner lessons.

I would love to find someone in your area... either your house or in
the home-stay very close to you. she will be coming for an holiday
season in your area, she knows some things about your lessons, so, she
will be attending your private class for 30 minutes per day (at any
daytime/night that convenient for you), 2 days in a week for 7 weeks,
so what you will do is calculate the cost for 2 hours a week for 7
weeks and send me the total cost. Her name is Cynthia, she is a
beginner, she will be staying very close to you during the lesson, i
have someone that will always bring her to your teaching location for
the lesson and take her off to the home stay after the lesson.

She can do daytime/night for 14 weeks or 30 minutes lesson a day for 2
days in a weeks for 7 weeks... that would be preferable. she is a
beginner, she will be staying very close to you during the lesson, i
have someone that will always bring her to your teaching location for
the lesson and take her off to the home stay after the lesson. Lesson
start from March 10th, 2014


Please contact me... if you are interested!"

Eeeeeerm, that would be a no.
suzycat
Feb. 28th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
I am just pleased to see you posting to be honest! MISSED YOOOOO.
beafarhana
Feb. 28th, 2014 09:54 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwww!!!!!! Thanks- it's nice to be missed!
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