Hi, Having worked as a primary school teacher (and having experience of teaching KS3), I decided in March 2018 that it was time for a change and I decided to go self-employed. I have been very fortunate that the parents of the children I tutor have passed my name on to family and friends and am now really busy. My dilemma at the moment is... I have 2 pupils who are very reluctant to do any work whatsoever when I go to see them (I would tutor at home but we are undergoing major renovations at the moment). It has come to the point now where I can't get them to do anything that is even remotely challenging, therefore making me feel that the sessions are not worthwhile. Having taught SEN and groups filled with behavioural challenges before, both in KS2 and KS3, I feel I have a fair amount of experience in motivating children, however these two seem to have firmly decided that they don't want me there, doing extra work with them. Their parents are keen for them to be tutored but the children are counting down the minutes, no matter which activities or approaches I use and are becoming quite rude too. I have 3 other parents asking if I have spaces at the moment and I know that their children are keen and motivated. I guess my question is, how would you go about broaching the subject with the parents of the 2 boys. The thing that is getting to me the most is that I feel I'm not making an impact and therefore the session is wasted, which goes against all my instincts as a professional. Thanks so much in advance for any tips! Thanks!