Sometimes people decide not to use the services of a tutor because they feel they cannot afford to do it. Having a tutor when it is really necessary can make the difference between passing and failing a course. Sometimes people are hesitant about spending the money for a tutor and later realize that they went out to dinner the previous night and spent just as much money on one meal as they would have spent on one tutoring session, which could have made the difference between an 'A' and a 'C' on a final exam.
But let's talk about those who honestly cannot afford the services. Many of us, at one time or another need help in order to be successful. In this country, we talk about the American Dream, and how each person has the right to pursue happiness. We need education to maintain a competitive edge compared with the other countries in the world. Sometimes it seems that only those who have the most resources have the right to succeed. I say that if you have the will to do it, you will find a way do it. There is always a way, but we have to be diligent to find it. I also believe that since we all need help at some time, we should all be willing to give help as well. I have traveled overseas to do medical mission work because many people cannot afford medical services. I have served as a volunteer in a local health department to interpret medical history for refugees who sought relief from oppression in their countries who only speak French. I have needed help at times, and this is why I am willing to give some of my time as a volunteer tutor for those who can't afford it. We all need help and we should all be willing to give it.