Well I've sent my very first email to terminate lessons just over an hour ago!
I took on an adult and son in January, the father was having lessons every two weeks and the son weekly. They started on 23rd and 25th Jan respectively. Less than a quarter of scheduled lessons have actually taken place and I've completely had it with either a pathetic excuse or just a no show!
I've had everything from being unwell, working late, can't get a babysitter for my other kid and so can't bring this one to you, parents night which we've just remembered about (10 mins before the lesson time) (the kid goes to a school not far from here which my father in law is depute head of! parents night wasn't until March!, this excuse was in Feb!), and a total of three no shows between them!
Tonight I've had enough!, I've taken the soft approach of, 'our arrangement clearly isn't working and I'd advise you to look for a teacher who can offer lessons on an Ad Hoc basis, unfortunately this is my living and I cannot offer anything..Blah Blah Blah!
I'm keeping the, 'You are in serious breach of our contract..' incase he decides to come back all guns blazing!
I feel a million per cent better now I know that's dealt with! I wasn't even nervous pressing the 'Go' button on the email! God I'm getting tougher at this teaching thing!!
Have many of you been in this position?