It seems like the general ESL market in South Korea has definitely tightened over the past five years, probably with notable public school (Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon) districts tightening the belt. I wonder if this is a permanent thing, or just a golden opportunity for more hagwon to open up and pick up the slack.
Totally a personal anecdote, but even here in sleepy suburban Daegu I get tons of offers to do privates. My sense is that this neighborhood’s market could stand to bear a few more hagwon.
Then again, I’m about the last person you’d ever want to ask for business advice. Just an observation.