Hello all, I hope someone can help me out. I have a few questions and am seeking advice regarding a recent situation with a tutee. I have been contacted via First Tutors for Primary English tutoring. My rate is £16 an hour. I am registered with the GTCS, a professional secondary school teacher (RME) with a PGDE, BA (HONS) and a TEFL qualification, plus years of experience (with children in general, not private tuition specifically). The woman who has contacted me has asked me to tutor her 6 year old son to increase his confidence in English and to support his learning. We met twice for a session; the first was an hour and the second an hour and a half. The third time we met, she told me that there would be 5 children there, all at different levels. I wasn't sure about this, but I went ahead and prepared materials for the variety of ages and levels. It was arranged that the session would last for 1.5 hours but I ended up working 2.5. She introduced 4 other children at different times, whom I wasn't prepared for. When discussing payment, I told her that I would charge £100 for the 1.5 hours instead of £120, a £4 reduction for each child for the time (£14 an hour instead of £16). She seems to be expecting to pay significantly less than that, but we decided to discuss this privately at a later time. I would like to reach an agreement that is fair for both of us. I'm not comfortable with the situation and I wanted to know what advice anyone would have. I have three main questions: 1. What is the usual procedure for group tutoring in terms of hourly fee per child and discounts? I know this varies a lot, but a few different ideas would be super helpful! 2. I suggested that I tutor no more than 3 children of a similar level at any one time. Is this a typically reasonable expectation of a private tutor, or should I accommodate more children with a wider variety of abilities? I am a classroom teacher so am used to managing 30 children with different needs, but they are at least in one year group and are working on similar topics. I understand I might be advised that this is a matter of personal preference, but as my experience with private tutoring is limited, and I've not encountered this situation before, I am seeking advice on this matter from other professionals. 3. I feel that going below £10 an hour for each child is not only a disservice to me, having put a lot of time, effort and money to get to where I am academically and professionally, but also to the teaching profession. Is this unreasonable? I would like to write her an email outlining my position but I wanted to consult with someone else first to make sure that I am as well-informed as possible. We get along very well, and her son is a pleasure to teach - I would just like to be as fair and reasonable as possible, for both parties. I contacted First Tutors with my query, and they were somewhat helpful but not that specific and recommended I take my questions to the TES Community as there will be lots of different people with experience in tutoring that could shed some light on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!