To ensure a productive tutor-tutoree relationship, I ask that all students I tutor and their parents sign a contract that I too will sign. Here is a sample contract.
I, John Doe, agree to meet with Emily Douglas at the Chamblee Library every Saturday at 3:00 for one hour(s). I realize that this is my top priority for the given time, and I expect myself and my tutor to be punctual and productive at each session. Failure to uphold my end of this agreement may result in the loss of my tutor.
I, Jane Doe, agree to make every possible effort to ensure than my son/daugher arrives at tutoring at the Chamblee Library at 3:00 on Saturdays. I realize that this is my son/daughter's top priority for the given time. I will pay the agree-upon rate of $20 per hour. I recognize that in the case of a cancellation less than 48 hours before the scheduled time, I will owe half the cost of the scheduled session. My son/daughter's or my failure to uphold his/her end of the above agreement may result in the loss of his/her tutor.
I, Emily Douglas, agree to meet with John Doe each Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Chamblee Library. I realize that this is my top priority for this time and will cancel a session only in the case of an emergency. If I fail to provide a cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the scheduled session, I will provide the student a session at half price at the student's, the parent's, and my earliest possible convenience.
Emily's cell: 404-683-0143
Emily's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent's cell: 123-456-7890
Parent's home: 987-654-3210
Parent's email: email@example.com
Alternate emergency contact: Jan Doe
Alternate emergency contact number: 555-666-7777
Name of teacher in subject taught: Joan Doe
Teacher's email: firstname.lastname@example.org