Hi, Just wanted to share something that happened this week and wondered if anyone else has had something similar and what they did about it... I had a new boy start with me for one to one tuition. I met with him and his Mum last week and she was very positive and up for the tuition. At his first lesson, he turned up without the initial assessment work I had given him for homework and the exercise book. He was a bit odd throughout the whole session, which I put down to nerves. His Dad picked him up and that is when the real fun began! To say his Dad gave me 'attitude' is the only way I can describe it. He would not make eye contact or look at the work I did with his son. He cut me off mid sentence and said he had to go to an appointment and practically ran out the door without paying me and sped off in the car. He stopped up the road and the boy came running back with the money. I am trying to make sense of this and I think the issues are: a) They can't really afford private tuition and it is a major point of disagreement between him and his wife. b) He does not agree with or see why they are paying for private tuition (related to point a) c) He felt 'out of his depth' talking to a teacher as he has personal issues with education (without sounding judgemental, I don't think his own education is of a particularly high level ). I am now wondering if I will see this boy again or quite what to make of it. There was something so odd about the whole thing . Any advice or other stories of strange clients appreciated.