You can tune a piano, but you can't tune a fish.
Young man approaches me before class and stands next to me as I peruse the traffic for any signs of malfeasance. He stands there a while. Finally, I ask, "hey bud, what can I do for you?"
He: "Ms. Cornelius, I gotta get my grade up in your class. I gotta be able to play tonight!"
Me: "Okay, do you have any of the work you owe me that's already due?" (He has a an IEP with extended deadlines.)
Me: "Okay, well, did you get ready for the extra credit quiz I am giving on places in the news?"
He: "But I don't WATCH the news!"
Me: "Right, so that's why I told you about it on Monday and repeated it every day this week. So you could earn extra credit by watching the news."
He: But I gotta get my grade up so I can play tonight! What should I do?"