This may be similar to a previous post, but I have quite a weak student and I don't know quite what to do. She is 11 years old and about to go to the local comprehensive.
We really are making very little progress so I felt I owed it to the mother to put her in the picture, I like to think I worded it carefully.
We are nowhere near grade 1 yet, although she has been learning for some time now. She needs a bigger instrument and I just felt that now was a good time to review her interest and commitment. She cancelled today's lesson which was the last anyway.
I do feel I have done the right thing although it has obviously not gone down well. Mentioning the grade is only a guide to the slow progress as I don't push exams unless they want to take one, but it does motivate pupils I find.
I just feel it is not money well spent from the parents point of view when perhaps she has more ability in other areas.