Private Client Pickup, TEC Top Up, and Wicked Writing

It was a decent though quiet week at Inkreadable, dear reader. In terms of private clients for the week, it was just my student from Taiwan. While from the English Center I had a student no-show. I stayed online on Thursday for 15-minutes of a 1-hour online lesson to see if the student would show up. But they never did. It was a bit of a problematic student in the first place. Apparently, they had never confirmed to the English Center that they were going to do the lesson at all. They also never responded to the email that I sent with the Zoom link for the lesson. The nice thing is that the English Center paid me for the lesson. I also had my last lesson with one of my English Center clients who has decided not to continue for personal reasons. She did leave me a nice review saying that if she came back to the English Center she would want to have lessons with me again, which I appreciate. She did give me private feedback in that she felt that our second lesson of the series was not as effective for her. But she had asked me for interview prep and that’s what we did. She was much happier with our last lesson of the series. I am happy to receive feedback like that because it allows me to really think about what each student needs and try to stick to that to the best of my ability. That is always a challenge because clients have definite ideas of the things that they want to learn in classes. I have gotten two new private clients from recommendations from former students. I was quite surprised at the recommendations because they were from students that I haven’t heard from in quite some time. One was from the Greek woman who comes from my former TEC clients whose focus was pronunciation. The other is a client from the Middle East who was given my information by a client that I had at the English Center about a year ago. I will have an intake with this client this coming week. My Greek connection client will not start until the third week in July.

Over at The English Center, I am gearing up for the Intensive that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. I also have two new clients from them besides the intensive. One is a Japanese student and of course, I have to go out to Amstelveen on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 pm. The other client is a semi-intensive near my house which is great. There are also rumblings on WhatsApp of different intensives that are coming up for the summer that I’m going to try and throw my hat in the ring for, but of course with 60 teachers that will prove a little bit difficult. We will have to see what happens.

With the return of a beloved OG writer, we have started doing things that we haven’t done for quite a while. We have started doing things like word sprints and word Wars we will see if we get into doing prompts again, but people seem to be quite happy writing their own stuff. The word wars and sprints are good for me because it takes me out of my almost pathological need to look at the internet, which I do instead of write. What’s good is that I’m able to get quality words even if it’s only500 with these word wars. The problem with novel my is that I feel like it flows very well and it’s very hard to figure out where to throw stuff out. The Old adage of “kill your babies” tends to be quite difficult.

That’s all she wrote for this Inkreadable installment. But stay tuned. As always, there is more to come

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