On Friday I started giving private lessons to a 5 year-old and a 7 year-old (siblings) near my apartment. The kids were really sweet! I did 30 min with the girl, 30 min with the boy, and then 30 min with them together. Separated, they were really attentive, but together was pretty difficult. Once I figured out a way to get them to pay attention it wasn’t so bad! When I left, they asked me “¿Vas a regresar otro día (Are you coming back another day)?” When I told them yes, the little girl goes “¿Mañana (tomorrow)?” She was disappointed when I told her that it’d be the next Friday. It was so cute!!
After the lesson, I headed over near the Real Madrid stadium to meet up with the guy that got me the job to tell him how the class went. Funny story really! I met him on Thursday night at an event and he told me that he needed someone to teach a class. I got his business card and checked out the website the next morning. By that afternoon I had a job! Networking is a good thing, guys! Teaching private English lessons here is really profitable if you do it right. I’m thinking about picking up one more class to get a little more extra money.
After my little “meeting,” Jackie and I went to T.G.I. Friday’s… and wow, it was funny. We saw a guy that looked like a Jedi Knight (braided rat tail and all), a man wearing a sequined beret, and some dude wearing a fez. I ate REAL buffalo wings, too! It was an entertaining experience to say the least.