Class meetings can be scheduled as often as you like, and at flexible times, depending on availability. I usually teach at my house in West Cambridge, or via Zoom online, but can occasionally travel to nearby locations for a fee.
I charge according to a sliding scale. For private lessons involving those who are well-established or being reimbursed by a corporate entity, the fee is $65-$90 per one-hour lesson; for less-established or younger people, or those working for the greater good at lower salaries, $55-$65. Group lessons are cheaper at $25-30 per person (class size is usually three to four students). Semi-private lessons for two students are $35-40 per student. If for some reason, the cost is untenable for you, please let me know and we’ll see what we can figure out.
Some students prefer the pace and atmosphere of group lessons, in which you can share cultural experiences with your classmates, respond to different types of speakers, and gain insights from different people, with their different learning styles and questions that may be different from yours. However, the scheduling can be a bit more difficult, and it may take some time for me to find other students at your level.
On the other hand, if you are at an intermediate or advanced level, and/or have particular thematic or cultural areas you would like to focus on, then private lessons may be best.
I also sometimes offer a limited number of Hindi-Urdu lessons through the Boston-area time bank, Time Trade Circle (TTC). If you are interested in joining TTC, lessons are free of monetary cost, but are paid for according to time spent. You would provide any service you want to other time bank members and bank the time you earn, which you can then spend on Hindi lessons or other services you need. The TTC is a great resource, and I have received many services through them, including petsitting, rides to the airport, Spanish and French lessons, Reiki massage, and help with my website. TTC gives you five free hours when you join, but you need to attend a one-hour orientation first. Check the TTC website for more information and upcoming orientation dates and times.