Even though tutoring can be an "easy" job sometimes, for me, lesson prep is key. Planning, testing, editing, and reviewing the subject matter helps to be more confident when presenting the lesson to the student. As for the actual lesson itself... I think learning should involve the body and the emotions. In this way the retention of the subject matter is greater. For example, I can tell a student the subject but if the student demonstrates, or teaches me what they are learning they will keep it in their memory bank better. GAMES! Songs! Skits, Art projects, I use ALL of these things as teaching tools. BUT, in order for them to work.... PLANNING ahead of time is a necessity! So, I say that my lesson preparation time, is simply Working For Fun!