I was tutoring earlier today. It was a good session. Win-win all around I think. I don't want to go into details, but you can probably read between the lines...
Sometimes, parents who homeschool hire tutors for some supplementary help. I THINK that's often a good thing (1) because it adds to the client base, and (2) it gives the kids exposure to a teaching style other than their parents'.
It also gives THE PARENTS a bit of a break and/or helps in subject areas that they aren't comfortable teaching.
I was at the home of such a family today. My student and I WERE at the kitchen table, HAVING a grand old time with fractions. Theirs is a nice family. The MARITAL bond seems strong between the mom and dad, and the kids are well-behaved and easy going.
It gave me a sense of purpose to help my student understand the RELATIONS between equivalent fractions WHILE knowing that our session also provided a little breather for Mom and Dad. I don't mind going to students' homes, and by now, we've got a nice routine going. Today WAS much like any other Thursday AT THEIR HOUSE.
I usually chat a bit with one or both of the parents, but I didn't see them much TODAY.
AND I'M TOTALLY FINE WITH THAT. ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP.