I'll share another story about a student I worked with for a couple of years. Her parents had her contribute $5 of her own money to the tutoring sessions and her parents paid the remainder. This student was a Junior and Senior while I worked with her and she had a part time job so she had a source of her own money. Although the parents could have just as easily paid for the tutoring I believe she wouldn't have gotten the same amount out of it. She had a sense of ownership and she wanted to make sure she got a good return on her investment. When we met she knew what she wanted to work on and what questions she wanted answered. She was efficient with the time because now it was 'her' time and now it had 'value' for her. Hmmm, maybe this would work for you too?!
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