I had a first session today with a 15 year old boy. We were going over math, and most of his responses to my questions about the material was "I already know that" when it was obvious that he didn't. He constantly looked away and obviously wanted to be anywhere but there.
I know this is typical for a boy his age, and I was able to get him more involved by getting him to "teach me". I also made sure we had eye contact when he answered my questions. He softened up near the end, but I wonder if there was something else I could've done. Obviously it's just the first session, and I have another with him in a few days to prepare him for a test.
I'd like to throw this out to other tutors who have dealt with a similar situation. What has worked for you? Thanks in advance.