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July 22, 2006 08:10

I'm teaching two students from my home, and things are going well. Still trying to figure out exactly how to treat "transfer" students - sorting out exactly what needs to be fixed vs. what can wait until later. Obviously, I can't immediately find fault with everything. It's been fun and a good learning experience. At least they seem to like me enough to want to continue lessons in the fall. :-)

Anyhow, one of the student's parents drops her daughter off for the lesson, and picks her up after half an hour. But the last two lessons, she's been about five minutes late, and I don't know what to do with the girl for that five minutes. Do I put her on the porch waiting her pick-up? Do I leave her in the lesson room to look out the window and wait for her mom? Or do I do what I did today, sit and talk for five minutes with her waiting for her parent? hmm....I don't really know the mom very well, so I'd feel odd calling to talk to her about such a "minor" thing. If I had a student following this one, or a "waiting room" then the problem wouldn't exist. Oh, well. :-) Ideas?

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