I have been tutoring/working in schools for about 5 years, with the last 18 months as a full tutor. There are things that I like about the job- the respect and general appreciation from parents, the 1-1 high quality focus on the children, and the ability to manage yourself. There are also a few things that I dislike- heading out to work in the evening and missing family time, and when tutees bail out of lessons at short notice. I have steered away from charging for cancellations, but then I don't think cancelling the day before because they've been 'invited for a sleep-over,' and then an hour before the next time because of illness after school is ok either. Do other tutors say something to their tutees, or just quietly drop them? Said tutee has contacted me for her next lesson, and I am mulling over whether I want to squeeze her in somewhere, or to give her one last strike and out.