You know, Little Johnny is really promising, I want the best for him, but I'm not in work at the moment and he's at risk of failing everything cos he's in a really bad school and I can't afford lessons and could you please.....? When I was younger, I still didn't do it but I was suckered in with guilt, now I have to ask myself who would do anything of value, for a protracted period, for me, for free? I've had SLTs offer me the opportunity to work for nothing in their schools, but parents using your ads on gumtree to ring you up and beg for free tutoring is taking the biscuit. I just refer them to the tutoring website where they will get nowhere cos they'll have to pay to get the tutor's info and they aint got no money. Anyone else had 'poor' parents asking for free GCSE tuition? The situation is so dire in my borough with the majority of parents asking for cut priced tutoring that I only teach in the neighbouring posh one now.