We’re here to announce a change in our policy relating to private teacher ads. They will once again be welcome in the Classifieds section. To help keep things tidy, we’ve added a new primary category to the Classifieds called “Lessons”. Within this primary category, you’ll find many subcategories to suit the various types of ads the site typically sees posted. Like all Classified ads, only one ad per week is permitted.
Those wishing to retain a Spot page on TNH or create one are welcome to do so. In fact, it is still actively encouraged as a way to deal with the many issues that originally led to teacher ads being scrapped in the Classifieds. Students seeking out teachers like several things about Spot pages over a Classified ad:
1) There is far more transparency about who the teacher is. Put yourself in the position of a parent who is considering hiring a teacher. A classified ad can appear pretty sketchy. They’d much rather know your name (to cross check on other sites), see if others have used your services (and reviewed you), and have a chance to review you themselves.
2) A permanent presence gives them a place to link to from other sites. There are hundreds of other Vietnamese websites where parenting, education, and life skills are actively discussed. English instruction is a popular topic, and if you are particularly good (or bad), you’re going to get discussed there. If they only have a Classified ad that might be up for a month to link to in those discussions, then there are going to be a lot of dead links in those threads. Give them a longer lasting destination to link to.
3) Manage your Spot effectively. With a Spot page, you can provide updated information and photos that give your presence in Hanoi the feel of someone who is doing more than just passing through looking for beer money. Separate yourself from the sorts of teachers who that does correctly characterize by being active in the management of your page. TNH offers all language teachers trial Upgrades to even further enhance their presence. These upgrades can get your teaching Offers appearing next to all the other tutors advertising in the Classifieds and give you a competitive advantage. If you’re interested in such a free trial, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
One last note: please use the new section responsibly and with respect for your fellow ad posters. Please only post in the Classifieds with a single account and make sure your ad is in the correct category. If you have a Spot page, include a link to it in your ad. Help students learn more about you by making full use of the tools TNH provides you.
If you have any questions or feedback, please send it to email@example.com.