As he cried (this wasn't an all-out ball, but there was a steady stream beneath his glasses), I gently asked him what the problem was, and he explained that there was no time to do his work because he had so much English homework. He produced his other work: a crossword puzzle and... nothing else. I continued to ask questions, and he was continually flummoxed by the notion that although he was not at his conception of school, I was his teacher, he was my student, and he had to figure out time to read and write without someone dictating to him when to do so. I asked him what his current schedule was like, and he described waking at 10 AM, showering and eating for an hour, laying in bed, eating lunch, and then coming to my company for tutoring for the afternoon, then heading home, eating, attempting to work on his homework, and going to sleep. Rinse, repeat. Then I investigated his boarding school schedule: 7 AM wakeup, 7:30 AM breakfast, 8AM-12PM various classes, 1.5 hours for lunch, sports, studying, supper at 6, homework (which was turned in before leaving), in bed at 8:30, asleep by 9:30. Rinse, repeat.