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How to deal in this case? Your advice needed

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by davi_theuk, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. davi_theuk

    davi_theuk New commenter

    Last week end a couple (adults) came to my place for a private
    tuition. At the end I told them that if they were happy with me and the
    books which I suggested, I would ask them to confirm if they would come
    back for their second tuition and also if they bought the books or not,
    because my planning depends on it (I said it a few times). They didn't contact me anymore, so I
    decided they didn't like me, but this morning they came for a
    tuition. My boyfriend opened the door and told them: "She didn't
    expect you as she was waiting for you to confirm about today, but please
    come in, she will see you in a few minutes". The couple left.
    thing is it would be a very convenient lesson for me and I would like
    to keep it. What should I write to them, how to explain the situation? (I don't have their mobile numbers).
  2. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    They sound weird. I know you'd like to tutor them, but they would be more trouble than they're worth. You get to develop a sixth sense about people (and don't need to be psychic!). If you really want to tutor them again, get mobile numbers, landline, email address, and house address. Get money in advance. If they haven't got the money with them, drop them.
  3. davi_theuk

    davi_theuk New commenter

    Thank you, Adamcreen, I also thought their behaviour was weird and
    unreliable. I emailed them explaining that I need to know in advance
    about the lesson so I can plan it, and also left my mobile number. Not
    sure if they will call me back. My boyfriend said they looked
    annoyed when he said I was awaiting for their confirmation.
  4. If they were already looking anoyed you might be best off not pushing for them to come back. It sounds like you could be asking for trouble. Good luck!


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