On occasions you will get pupils who insist on a one hour lesson. You should avoid this at all cost, the reasons for which are outlined in the following section ‘why instructors lose pupils.’ Although the pupil will feel that they can only afford a one hour lesson, you will show them they cannot actually afford to learn this way. If however your pupil insists, do not refuse but you will need to be honest with them and let them know that this will take a lot longer and in most cases actually three times longer. I would suggest to my pupils who were struggling with money to take two hours every fortnight rather than one hour a week; this would at least cut down on some of the cost. I would tend to carry out these rare one hour lessons at the beginning or end of the day to maximise diary planning.