Have many of you changed the way you request payment and if so, how have parents reacted? I currently tutor 8 primary age children. All is going really well apart from a select few who regularly cancel sessions for various reasons (glasses need fixing, dad is away so she hasn’t got time to bring him, she needs to pack for a school residential, and some unavoidable illness). I’ve had 7 cancellations this month alone. I left a 15 year teaching career last August (for the usual reasons) so whilst I secure a new day job, this is my only source of income. 7 sessions in a month is a huge financial loss for me. so.... I’m considering writing up a new contract requesting parents to pay upfront monthly. If they can’t make a session I will offer them an alternative time but if they can’t make that either then unfortunately they will lose the money. I feel bad doing it for illness as they can’t help that but I feel like they will just say they are ill even if there is another real reason why they don’t want to/can’t bring them. I know my consistent parents will be more than happy to do this but not sure how my regular absentees will take it, for obvious reasons. any experience/advice please?