How do I 1) Stay in sync with the material when I dont own a copy of their textbook? I don't think I can purchase their textbook and photocopies I don't think are a good option. I don't want it to be, we meet and then we discuss what they are confused on. I would likes some degree of structure and preparation to be involved. Are Schaum's outlines good for this purpose? 2) What is a good source of challenging but reasonable problems for precalculus? One of my students is in an honors precalc course and he seems to do fine except for 1 or 2 questions that are a bit trickier. 3) From your experiences, is it my duty to make the student study? My boss told me that this is part of my job, but I think it's ridiculous to even think I have the ability to make a student study. They are going to do whatever they are going to do. I think the only effect I have on him is by prepping good material, good quizzes and good practice problems. I got into a big fight over this. 4) Is it easier to post my own tutoring ads at a local university or around town? I don't like being responsible for a student's grade but not being able to do things my own way.