Private tutoring in Korea is illegal!
Be careful of those private tutoring jobs. The $25-100 you earn per hour may not be worth the one year you’ll have to spend in prison once caught. Private tutoring is illegal and punishable by law. It’s not that difficult to register yourself as a private tutor. Just do it at the regionable education office and the tax office as well. The pay may not be big once you registered but at least you’re legal.
Illegal Tutors Face 1-Year Jail Term
According to the law, those offering private education should report their teaching activity to the regional educational office and tax authority. Those violating the rule will be subject to one year in prison or a 5 million won fine. Previously, the punishment was up to a 1 million won fine.