I am tutoring a 9th grade student. And he is terribly weak in mathematics. He doesn't remember the multiplication tables, can't divide efficiently. Doesn't know how to proceed with solving a mathematical expression. He says he is not interested in the subject and lacks motivation as well. Also, he is not serious about studies; a month from now he has exams. It really takes all my energy when trying to teach him a topic.
Enough of my vent, I just want to know how to deal with this situation? I don't want him to rote learn and try passing the exam. It is only going to get worst. He never had a tutor before and seems like he had been just getting passed by rote learning.
What should I do? When his mathematical base is extremely weak, and he himself is not serious. I like teaching in depth. But it takes a whole lot of time. And I can't devout it.