We probably only (only!)spent @ £300 plus a few £'s for downloads,DIY books etc.
He has tuition through the summer with a couple of mocks costing @ £15 each..total no more than £500 max. I guess?
The tuition did nothing more than sharpen his timing and help us and him realise that he was on course-that bit was invaluable though,along with the tutors knowledge of the system alongside the fabby advice here of course!
I totally think you can DIY-I just wasnt confident enough this first time.
Im guessing the bar is constantly being raised re how high the scoring is going and how tough it is now to pass let alone be in the "golden"160 at Pate's.
We are just a normal household with (thankfully)a bright,driven and eager ds1-he was easy to "coach"and I managed it,even though I personally cant really do VR