Pretend you are a hooker (in the non-creepy way)...money up front... When you see these students, just ask right away--swallow the -ugh-feeling and just say it. They shouldn't be so lazy or inconsiderate anyways....
"Teachers don't live on apples alone, please remember to bring your (cash, check, money order, whatever payment type you accept) with you. Thank you!"
Please keep your accounts up to date. I would hate to have to install a ******** pole in ym study.
When I train, I am paid on a daily basis. I normally do 3, 4 or 5 day workshops. On the last day I provide an invoice and give it to those who pay me.
I had a tutor once who charged me 40 bucks,and her slogan was simply "you give me 40 dolla now,and I love you long time". Come to think of it.....what a rip!You're only charging 25 and I bet the lessons last longer than I did...er,my "lesson" that is.:(
"Study for your benefit not for the money you pay"
call the parents! If kept careless, tell them that you offer only the first time for free!
yes of coarse! They make you think again about the validity of being kind!
Take the kids out of the equation and make it a prepaid business transaction between you and their parents.
Then like a religious ritual, make the first order of business, every session, the payment of your fee if they have not prepaid. If they come up short a second time, require advance payment to make all future appointments.
"If you're here without money, today's lesson is how to go home until you can afford your NEXT lesson."