In some stores, they start selling blaring Christmas music, selling ornaments, and pushing gift ideas in early December. I mean November. I mean October. Not everyone is pleased that stores start such early planning.
When students will be writing a term paper for college, or a long paper for high school, the teacher usually lets the students know well in advance. Like, October-November-December are ALL prep-months. This paper did not sneak up and surprise you.
- When a student calls a tutor two weeks before the paper is due,
- that seems like plenty of time to start, finish, and polish the work.
- So when can we start?
- In 10 days.
- What, really?
- Yes, really.
- WHY WHY WHY
- Because I’m already booked.
- CAN’T YOU FIND AN HOUR ANYWHERE?????????????????
- No, sorry. Booked is Booked. The Book is full.
Unfortunately, other students called the week before or the month before or even three months before, and booked all the time-slots this student really wants! Suddenly, a student with two weeks to work with a tutor suddenly has … one … appointment … in 10 days … and has to either start on their own or work really, really fast. Or work without a tutor at all.
So if you want to work with a tutor, plan in advance. And realize that other people are planning in advance-er.