This is an old article posted about 2 years ago, but it's as relevant today as it is in the past. Some parents really expect miracles to happen for their kids when they send them over to a tutor. The article attributes this behaviour to the 'fast-food' generation of instant gratification. There's this whole theory how the newer generation are the 'weaker' generation.
But is it?
I think by now you should have read this post about a tutor who earns $10k a month. Most of what is mentioned in the article is quite true and I can vouch for its accuracy. Who don't want to earn $10k/month, given a choice? But here's some comments on it though, before you quit your job to become a Super Tutor.
I've been a full time tutor since graduation from NUS with a 1st class Honours in Civil Engineering. Never been trained formally as a full time teacher and never had tuition in my whole life, so my methods are unconventional but effective.