It is a coincidence that I had been a Maths tutor, and I absolutely loved making students fall in love with Maths. For any new class or batch, my first objective was to make them love Maths, outside of whatever the books had. For instance, we would walk to a nearby store to buy stuff (notebook, bakery), and the students would budget it, pay to the store owner, calculate the balance amount, and would organize the inventory.
Once they saw how Maths was part of everyday life, the rest was just a *means* to calculate or to conclude. :)
PS: I worked as a private tutor for a few years, quit it around 10 years back.