I'm considering two positions and just wanted to know the pros and cons of both and get other opinions in case I overlooked something. I've never taught English before, my Japanese is about N3 level, and I've been in Japan now about 9 months. I'm aware option 1 pays more, but I think Option 2 has more earning potential if I get steady clients, plus more flexibility.
Full time ALT position: 245,000yen/month
Combination JHS and Elementary
Work visa provided
Part time ALT position (3days/week): 156,000yen/month
JHS only and Work visa provided
On days off/holidays: Gaba, private lessons, and substitute: +41,000yen/month (see below)
Total minimum income: 197,000yen/month
For those who have done it before, how difficult is it to get lessons at Gaba or students for private lessons?
Here are the minimums I'd need to bring in from each source to get the total income above.
12,000yen - 4 private lessons a month @ 3000
11,000yen - Sub at least once a month
18,000yen - 3 lessons a week at Gaba