Hi, I would welcome some suggestions from qualified tutors on the following. I have been tutoring a child who has speech & communication difficulties. In addition to hiring me, her Mum recently engaged a private speech therapist to work with her child. The ST has conducted a very thorough assessment and also works with the child once or twice a week. Mum forwarded me the assessment over the summer holidays, and I have been very happy to follow through on the recommendations in a way that makes it engaging for my student. Mum has recently emailed both me and the ST jointly with not so much a request as a command that we work together to produce a joint action plan for her daughter, based on the ST's assessment. As a self-employed private tutor and sole trader, I don't take commands from anyone except HMRC. Furthermore, the 'request' seems rather difficult to fulfil, even if the ST were willing to go along with it, as it could involve protracted exchanges of email without ever meeting face to face (although from Mum's tone I wouldn't be surprised if she wanted this too), for which she hasn't offered to pay. Presumably, it would need to be reviewed a couple of times a year and then a further action plan drawn up. But at the end of the day, I've never found it particularly easy to work as part of a team, so even if she were willing to pay, I wouldn't want to do it, and I certainly didn't anticipate this when I took the student. I've responded by reminding her of what my 'package' includes, ie an hour's tuition plus planning & preparation and brief feedback afterwards. I also offer further advice by email, provided it isn't too protracted. As I've said, I'm happy to work to the ST's recommendations - after all, in this situation, she is more specialised than me. But I also appreciate that Mum desperately wants to optimise both the tuition and the speech therapy. Is there anything more, as a private tutor that I could offer that would be reasonably time-limited?