Round One: A student wants 24 classes with me, most of them in August, but some in September are okay. No problem.
Round Two: She wants 24 classes all in August, but only in the morning and no classes from the fifth to the seventeenth. A squeeze, but if we switch some of her classes with another student, we can make it work.
Round Three: She wants 15 classes to take place on August 2-4, 17-22, and 29-30. She wants classes only in the morning, and only one class per day. For those of you following along at home, yes, that's 15 classes in 12 days, when I can only have one class per day. Please no one else tell me about how the Chinese are beating us in math scores. On top of all this she wants to schedule this at the last minute in the busiest time of the year. I don't think this will end well.