So three days ago I got a message from a man wanting tuition for his Year 13 and Year 11 sons. In the following correspondence, he asked for three things that no parent has ever asked me for before in eight prior years of tutoring: (1) For his sons to be tutored at separate visits. (2) For a "discount for block bookings". (3) To be put in touch with previous parents for references (as though the three pieces of relevant feedback I'd already provided weren't enough). I replied to the above pointing out that no one had asked for such things before, and that if it was impossible to find a two-hour slot when I could tutor the boys consecutively as I've done with all previous siblings, then either I could see Y13 boy during a daytime study period, or I could do them simultaneously as I've sometimes done, obviously for an overall discount. I suggested that "block bookings" impose too much of a commitment burden on students who inevitably will have to miss sessions occasionally for various reasons. On the third point, I mentioned a Y13 boy I tutored last school year to help him with Cambridge STEP papers, and yes, he got in, so would dad like to contact the family in question? Guess what happened next. No reply (now over 48 hours on), but yesterday afternoon he viewed my profile on another agency website. Didn't contact me via that one either, and I don't expect to hear from him again. What do y'all think?