Great question! Some grumbled, but I made the case that I still charge less than the vast majority of tutors in my area and I commute to meet them, so gas is included in my hourly rate. I also talked about rising gas prices as a result of the new law that just went effect at the beginning of the year and they agreed that it was fair, although reluctantly. Some parents even commented that they were wondering when I would raise my rates because I was selling myself short. The reason I charged so little when I started out was because I didn’t know what I as worth. I thought it was reasonable, but it was way less than I could be making. I’m happy because I will be getting an envelope from one client for $1,380 in the next week!