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I have been given a last minute full time placement starting in mid August . I don't think i can handle both tutoring and a placement together. How do I break off my tutoring students especially since I've tutoring some of the lm for a couple of weeks and one of them is 7.?
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Just send a polite email / letter giving as much notice as you can.
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Tbh I don’t really see what the problem is unless you’ve got a legally binding contract or people have prepaid and you don’t have the money for a refund? Just be honest and sincere when you explain your reason. For the younger kids surely you’ll be talking to their parents rather then directly to the kids.
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(Original post by lisxnxli)
Tbh I don’t really see what the problem is unless you’ve got a legally binding contract or people have prepaid and you don’t have the money for a refund? Just be honest and sincere when you explain your reason. For the younger kids surely you’ll be talking to their parents rather then directly to the kids.
I was a bit unsure about that since some of them had only had me for 3 weeks, would something like "reason + i cannot balance the responsibilities of both the placement and tutoring, therefore i will need to stop tutoring from date" suffice or would I need to give more information?
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I was a bit unsure about that since some of them had only had me for 3 weeks, would something like "reason + i cannot balance the responsibilities of both the placement and tutoring, therefore i will need to stop tutoring from date" suffice or would I need to give more information?
It rather depends on what you told these tutees (and their parents) when you started tutoring them? Surely you must have known the placement was coming up, and that you weren't going to be able to do both tutor and the placement? Why didn't you tell your tutees that you would have to finish on such-and-such a date before you agreed to tutor them?

It's not very good, really. People who look for tutors tend to look for stability and reliability. Having to cancel your tutees because of an entirely predictable change in your circumstances looks unprofessional and disorganised. Remember that most tutoring is gained via word-of-mouth and reputation - this isn't going to enhance that.
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"Dear Children and Parents, I have failed you..."
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