As we appear to have come to the end of the discussion of the first case, at least for now, I'll move on to the second. Here's the background: a Y13 student looking to resit some (all?) modules from Y12, including S1 which is what we started with. Re an issue that someone raised earlier, at the outset the mum did actually ask if I tutored at my home or theirs, despite their being 25 minutes away, which at least shows a good attitude on her part at the outset. So, we had the session, and when the time was up I felt I hadn't quite given a full explanation of the question being worked on, so I emailed them with it afterwards. Then I received this (3 Oct 2017): Now, the thing that most stands out for me in the above, and is probably unique in all such end-after-one-session notifications I've ever had, is the way in which the mum plainly doubts the legitimacy of what she writes even as she writes it. Reading between the lines, she practically admits that her daughter's reason makes no sense and gave her no right to insist on terminating. Clearly, then, a case where the parent was willing but the student not. I did reply, gently hinting at the above, and offering to help by email on occasion if anything turned up later. But if I had had David G's forthright attitude, I might well have responded thus: Hopefully, now that we've got exams only at the end of Y13, the above scenario won't be played out quite like that again.