I taught children to play the recorder for 25 years. The last 10 years were the most enjoyable because small groups of children came to my home for lessons. There were no distractions or pressures, no parents hovering nearby. There was time for fun as well as tuition. Home tutoring is nothing new – but it is particularly effective when it takes place in the tutor’s home and the pupil does not feel his parent’s worries, hopes, ambitions on his shoulders. All kinds of tuition would be successful if conducted in the tutor’s home, not the pupils home – both adults and children could benefit. Reading, computer skills, confidence building, making party desserts, anything.