Going rate for Hindi tutor who comes to the house

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Can anyone tell me the general range of rates for Hindi tutors that come to your house. Do they charge by the hour?
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I gladly went to my panditji. He didn't work by the clock though there was a set rate. He said he wasn't a machine and didn't go by the clock. I stopped wearing a watch after that as a remembrance of him and as a lesson learned..
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Well, that's nice.

But unless you have a name and number to add....
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Originally Posted by DRA View Post Can anyone tell me the general range of rates for Hindi tutors that come to your house. Do they charge by the hour?
Rates will vary depending on where you will be in India (as this is in expats forum), relatively speaking, they'll want an arm in Delhi, an arm and a leg in Mumbai, and they'll have you ba!!3 as well in touristy parts of Goa.
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Nick, a good teacher is not a matter of a name & number and the most precious thing you own is your time. Don't waste it on convenience. The best is wherever you can find them. The results matter.

I should have asked my cousin about the drop by she hired for one of her children when she called. But, I didn't notice much learning come out of it..
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Ed, I agree entirely. But DRA still needs some practical guidance.

It's like if someone asks me what the going rate for a music teacher is. I actually have no clue... but it doesn't help the asker if I say that I do know of people that teach for love and don't take any cash at all. Or that I've heard of students whose parents are perpetually going to pay next month until they are never seen again.
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Borrowing from the best sig line I know of from elsewhere, gracias AS):

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. "

Besides Google.in, etc. will increasingly handle practical answers. Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning are the future according to a company presentation done by my shona baba recently. Software will eat your lunch, not written in the report but clearly implied in it. Creativity, solving subtle puzzles, questions of value these will hold out (for awhile)..
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yes, yes, yes... but how much does the question cost?

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As we would say in my old youthful marxist days never let exchange value get between you and use value (Abbie Hoffman). Still, I offer an insight from offering contracts. I would solicit bids, omit the highest and the lowest knowing that I was bound to be cheated in either case. The mid vendors I would choose by reputation and details. Keep in mind that all vendors will ultimately fail you, retirement, death, alcoholism, yada yada. I used this for picking my esteemed Panditji except that he was the lowest, the most demanding, the most intensive, and also expected me to go with him through the deep city talking and buying things so that I actually learned to apply it instead of just reading it. I still find myself more comfortable with Marathi than Hindi though I spent years with Hindi. As they say in the good book fly your ensign ahead of you let all know for what you stand. The OP should look for quality over price and price will found from sampling the marketplace, solicit offers. They certainly won't get it from those who speak from afar in specific locale and time (Hayak)..
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OP here. I am located in Delhi. I have googled and called a few schools that offer group classes and have their rates. I am looking for the range for private Hindi tutors because I have a friend that teaches Hindi and want to know if her rate is on the high end or the low end -- and I need to know the general range to gauge that. Thanks.
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Hello DRA, I'm afraid we have plenty of philosophy for you, but no numbers yet.

Perhaps all the students signed NDAs!

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