The tutee in question is my nine year old brother, and the subject is usually mathematics, like in this case, or science. (Yes, I do feel very old with such a young sibling.) This is came out of one of our sessions:
Brother: “Set me a division question!”
Me: “Okay, what’s 144/12?”
B: “12! My turn… what’s…. 123/13?”
M: “Errr…*Grabs paper to do long division* 9.461538 with all the decimals recurring?”
B: “*Checks with calculator*…yes. But I was faster than you!”
He is clearly too smart for me.
For the record, this was after the structured part – where I set questions according to the level at which he is learning at school – when freestyling is allowed.