No, I'm not talking about carrying on tutoring or giving up, but about the question of whether to tutor at your home or at students'. I haven't extensively researched the forum to see members' policies/practices, but would any of you care to share here, in this thread dedicated to this question, whether you tutor either "mainly" or "exclusively" either home or away; and your reasons for this? I know that David Getling has said clearly that he never travels to tutor. I think the general impression I've gained is that most of you tend to tutor at home; but it would be interesting to see the specifics. In my case, in the beginning I tended to tutor at home, but I think it soon became clear that this would be rather disruptive to my wife and young children, so my general practice is to travel to do it. Sometimes parents will ask whether or not I'm willing to travel, and occasionally they appear to assume they'll be called on to bring their children to me; in one case, the mum said her Y12 daughter would probably work better away from the home environment, but as it happened we couldn't find a mutually convenient time for this so I ended up going there (5 mins' drive away), although there were two or three times when changed circumstances meant she came to me. Next - if you're a fairly frequent traveller, what sort of criteria do you set for yourself in terms of how far you're prepared to travel, and how you arrange itineraries? For example: last school year, at its peak, I had four Friday students. The first two were siblings in a town 15 mins away, whom I tutored simultaneously. Then there was a Y11 boy in the same town, so basically down the road from there; and finally a Y12 a further 10 mins away. If you do the maths, you'll see that the marginal each-way travel time for these students was just 5 mins for the first three and 10 mins for the fourth - or an average of about 6 mins. Viewed in this context, there isn't really much of a time-travel objection to taking on students if you can see them efficiently like this. Now, the siblings are taking a break, and the Y11 lad isn't going on to the A level (indeed I wonder if his mum will be texting me today with his result?), but the Y12's dad said in writing he'd be in touch again "before September", so he's got another week or so. However, if he's late in getting back in touch, I won't mind, partly because I wouldn't actually fancy travelling 25 mins each way for a single student - it would be good to have at least one other student in place first, in a town en route, or the same town as them. This of course assumes that she's not available for a Y13 study period in school hours, which aren't as premium to me as the evenings, as every tutor knows.