Well, in capitalist countries, it is, "What the market will bear". So,
if your students are able to afford your prices, then by all means.
Personally, I would love a Russian tutor, but the ones I've looked
at so far are more expensive than I can pay. So, I just try
to learn on my own. In one that I looked at, it would be
cheaper (literally) to stay in St Petersburg for six months,
including airfare, etc - than it would be to receive tutoring
But I'm not part of her target market, I s'pose.
[off soapbox :) ]
Still, I was lucky enough (or perhaps Sts Cyril and Methidius were
praying for me) to get contacted by a University professor who
was willing to hold his Intensive Russ I and II courses,
even if there was only two students, plus me as an 'audit'.
So, at $250 for a semester's worth of work crammed into
four weeks, plus another semesters worth of work
crammed into a second four weeks, I was able to
be 'up to snuff' with students who labored over their
first two semesters of Russian, all for $500 (plus cost
of books of course :) ). Of course, every situation can't
be like that, but flexibility is a good quality, not a negative one.
[now off soapbox :> ]
But then again, what do I know? :) Hope my rant isn't taken
too seriously. It's just a soapbox rant.