Step 1 - Print out TutorRequest $request to verify the isApproved has the expected value from the Form.
Step 2 - Print out the value of $request->Input::get('isApproved'). I doubt this statement returns you the correct value. ```dd(var_dump($request->Input::get('isApproved'))); If Step 1 doesn't print out the correct isApproved, the problem would be at the Form. Do check whether you have nested form or other possibilities. If Step 2 doesn't print out the correct value, change the statement to $request->isApproved.