I'm new to the forum, but have been using it for information since about Christmas, so thanks very much for that, it's been an absolutely invaluable source of help for me.
I'm the mother of the boy who did in fact score 280
on the Skipton test: it is correct too, I checked last Monday Morning with the LEA!
I'm posting, with a view to inspiring others to think about DIY. My son hasn't had any "professional/paid for"
coaching at all, and he's been at it for less than a year. I'm certainly not time rich either (I work full time and have two other kids).
I did feel quite insecure about taking this option, but in the end, it couldn't have gone any better
There are plenty of books and website information out there. You have to be completely organised and set time aside each week for "tuition". I did buy some materials which were useless, so there is an element of trial and error involved. Nevertheless, it's still a lot cheaper than £30 an hour !