Horror Stories - "Bad" Students/Parents

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Horror Stories - "Bad" Students/Parents

Postby dydx » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:21 pm

Original Title: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here....

Hi

In any industry - there are bad customers.. and because tuition is a service industry - the tutors and the tuition centres tend to take it in their stride...

In this thread - let out your frustrations here.... you might feel better ... and maybe other more experience sifu can share how they deal with the situation...

This is for learning...
and of course - if you want to black list the students / parents - I am sure you have every right to do it.... so go ahead...

:imcool:

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby whitecorp » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:05 pm

Fortunately for me, most of the students and parents I encountered so far were/are reasonable and pretty understanding. Only 1 private O level candidate left a bad taste in my mouth many years ago because of her arrogance and rude demands. However, I still believe if you play nice, they will play nice too.

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby worriesmommy » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:55 pm

whitecorp wrote:Fortunately for me, most of the students and parents I encountered so far were/are reasonable and pretty understanding. Only 1 private O level candidate left a bad taste in my mouth many years ago because of her arrogance and rude demands. However, I still believe if you play nice, they will play nice too.


hihihi whitecorp!!! well says!!!
yes. I like what u says....
"you play nice & pple will return you in nice too."
And myself too. I will return double or triple. Which mean.......hahahaha!

I encountered 1 case and now am really forbid. seemed same in hired maid. OMG! irresponsble + bad attutide many many... :yikes:

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby sunnydays2 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:29 am

To be fair, I think there are both unreasonable tutors and parents/students around. Quite lucky for me, I haven't really encountered very bad tutors.

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby meinteel » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:59 am

sunnydays2 wrote:To be fair, I think there are both unreasonable tutors and parents/students around. Quite lucky for me, I haven't really encountered very bad tutors.


I've never encountered very bad parents, but I've encountered very bad students. They never completed their assignments because their "mother gave them permission to play computer games" not knowing they have unfinished work, refuses to do the questions in class, always tries to negotiate with me for money, gifts or early dismissal in exchange for doing questions, comes to tuition eating ice-cream. They often forget to bring (and finally lose) their books/assignments/stationery, insisting on sleeping and even to the extend of hitting me when i refuse to return him the ball he was throwing around during lesson.

These two brothers' lesson are always a nightmare. I dont know how to tell the parents I dont wish to tutor them anymore, but it seems like the parent decided to call it off first before the expected increase in tuition fees. I still don't know if it is a blessing and I seriously wonder about the future of these children.

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby whitecorp » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:56 am

@Meinteel, sorry to hear about your unpleasant encounters. Were they from the primary or secondary school level? JC students I teach are usually very sensible and motivated, in addition since I treat them as "young adults", they are usually well behaved and pretty matured.
Occasionally though, they resort to using vulgarities (yes even the girls) when pissed or frustrated but I guess this is how the new generation articulates their emotions.

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby meinteel » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:12 pm

Those two brothers were P4 and P5.

Using of vulgarities is quite common, but there is a difference between general use and directing it at someone.

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby elderflowertea » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:36 pm

Today I have a parent who just asked me to give discount =.= I have never increased my tuition fees yet the parent still can ask me for discount!

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby meinteel » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:17 am

Quite common I think, nothing to fret over haha. Im sure if we're really worth the price we are asking, people will continue to come to us. =)

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Re: "Bad" students / parents - share your experience here...

Postby she0407 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:16 am

elderflowertea wrote:Today I have a parent who just asked me to give discount =.= I have never increased my tuition fees yet the parent still can ask me for discount!



Hi, I had sent you a message a few days back. Please check you pm. Thanks.

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