In the early 90′s, my family and I moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where we lived for 16 years.
During that period I divorced and I took on full-time work, which for a tutor means after school, evenings and weekends.
My Sundays were packed. I scheduled students every hour beginning at 10AM and finishing up at 8PM, and I had an extremely efficient system: I’d set up shop at a table in the cafe of the local Barnes and Noble, and as one student finished tutoring the next would sit down.
The B&N management liked this arrangement because parents would then hang out and shop and buy Starbucks goodies while they waited for their kids. And they also tolerated Jake, who seemed to live at the bookstore, eternally camped in the corner, working on one of the charcoal portraits he did to produce his extremely minimal living.