This is too bad since it tips the balance of power in favor of those who can afford these tutors, and many moms know that they couldn’t pay for this extra expense for their own teenagers. Besides having their own credit cards (and such a sophisticated and high-level one at that), rich kids also charge whatever they want to their parents’ credit cards. If your teenage son or daughter charged $500 of clothing or food to your credit card, you would definitely be upset and would have a talk with them. But in wealthy families, it’s the norm for rich kids to spend a lot of money, and no one really bats an eyelash all that often. It’s a huge difference between how they live and how the rest of us live.