Sunshine 11 wrote:
Trying to decide a plan of action for DS next based on experiences from this yr. options
1. Just get some workbooks and do it myself
2. Group tuition
3. 1:1 as DD had
4. An on line tutor
Based on this year what do you recommend ? Our qualifiers all had tutors. 1 did group. 1 had 3 tutors (one of each type) ! Rest had 1:1 so I'm confused ! Any suggestions....
There are pros and cons for each, and it has to come down to what you feel will work for you and your DS. Some options cost a lot more than others, and they have varying demands on time and commitment. And none of them can offer a guarantee.
I used the CGP workbooks and practice tests with my DS this year, from about May, and he's qualified for Tommies. It was a pleasant surprise to me, I have to admit, as I had no certainty over how he would do, nothing to gauge it against, given it was different to the test his sister did 3 years ago.
I also used his CATS scores as a benchmark, so I could see which areas he was weakest in, and give him extra focus there. And we did about 30 mins once a week (when I could persuade him!). I did talk him into doing the CGP CEM practice papers, which were really valuable.
Maybe draw up the pros and cons for each option for you, and decide that way?