I've just had a really helpful reply to a question so thought I'd ask another, rather tentatively ... I realise this is a bit basic! But what do people feel is the best use of their tutoring time? I keep getting confused about this. I've done years & years of class teaching and I know that children spend a lot of time in lessons practising new skills, and that this is done for good pedagogical reasons as well as management ones. Tutors obviously don't have to worry about the latter but I wonder how much of the former can be set as homework (ie assignments and exercises) and how much of lesson time should be spent on the child doing practice exercises? I hope that makes sense. I used to work for a tutoring franchise and I felt I could give better value at home one-to-one as the children just worked their way through endless exercises and didn't get much direct teaching (we had up to five children all at different levels). But I worry that I'm giving too much direct teaching in the hour most have with me. The one thing I don't worry about is the time given to reading with my little pupils as it's very intensive, enjoyable for both and is paying incredible dividends. Thanks for reading!