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when to be paid

BobHazen
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when to be paid

I've started tutoring with a student whose mom pays the invoices.
• She is reluctant to pay for a session before the session occurs. 
• While I understand that, I'm in a similar situation: I'm reluctant to do a tutoring session before I am paid. 
• So here's my question: Is it accurate to tell her that she has more recourse for what she wants, than I do for what I want? 
• In other words, if I do the tutoring session before being paid and she doesn't pay, I've got no recourse except to appeal to her conscience. But if she pays for the session - via PayPal - before I do the session and for some reason I don't do the session, doesn't she have recourse with PayPal to get her money back? Is my understanding of this accurate? 
• Please don't address the issue of an apparent lack of trust on her part (or even on my part). I'm not asking about that.