As for 1:1.... can't you do that too?
Good point. But isn't that then putting extra pressure on the child? DS has busy schedule of activities (his choice, I encourage within reason). I don't want his year 5 to be nothing but VR and NVR! And doing too much will just put him off. If we just did 1:1 we could as lbswm said manage the workload. And I think it will be a whole lot less stressful as I will know exactly where he's going wrong and be able to help him.
its very likely that feedback will be given by almost all students and together that should give a pretty clear knowledge of the past questions and its that experience that you are paying for.
Excellent point. But presumably the same questions won't come up year after year, and if we know the sorts of questions to prepare for, eg 21 VR types, then presumably we have as much chance as knowing what's going to come up this year as any tutor in the know.
As for techniques... are you sure? Ask DS. I would expect there are a few tips and tricks starting to sneek in...
Yes there are a few tips, but nothing that isn't either common sense or couldn't be found in a "how to" manual.
How many weeks has he been going?
4/5. Early days I know.
SVE, you have rasied some excellent points and I appreciate your words of wisdom, every time I convince myself to stop the tutoring someone like you comes along to cast doubt in my mind! I think your point about feedback from past students is especially worth thinking about. I will continue to ponder...