There are a lot of private teachers which offer their services. Some of them offer some excellent classes, others are not as succesful.
If you chose to take classes with a private teacher, make sure she/ he gives you references. There is no other way to check whether they are reliable.
Paying private teachers in advance is usually not necessary and certainly not recommended.
Advantages of using a private teacher:
- A private teacher is usually flexible than a school. Spanish schools usually have more rules and work a bit more organised.
- Private teachers are usually less expensive.
Advantages of using a Spanish school:
- More structure
- Usually better quality teaching materials
- You can meet other students