On my home page, I state that tutoring is a partnership. This is a central truth to the process: a student must be committed to achieving results for the tutoring to be effective. Otherwise, the tutor is put in an unfair position; I can't do much with an unwilling student.
What does this mean, commitment? It means that students must be willing to listen and follow instructions. They need to do the homework that I assign. If you aren't on board for working hard, then tell the truth. Don't spend the money on a tutor, because you won't get your money's worth.