Although, when you add up the health care benefits, the 13th salary, paid vacation time, contributions to one’s retirement by school employers, etc. perhaps it all evens out or is maybe even better at a good paying school. But the monthly financial reality for me, at the rate I am currently working, feels much more liquid as a private instructor. (If I worked as many hours at home as I did in the schools – I would definitely make a lot more – but as I have said before: we did not move to Brazil to make a lot of money.)
|Feed the pig!|
So for now I am busy. But I relish being able to take time off when I choose. And if a job looks hard or the client appears to have a lot of disposable income – I can charge more and see how it goes. If I over-reach and miss out on the work, well, there is always the beach.