A J1 (Junior College Year 1) recently told me she was very impressed by what I did for her Mid years.
Lets rewind a bit. Many J1s actually was worried about Mid years and wanted to have extra lessons. But I was tight down with many J2s as many of them were doing last minute sprint in June. So I only manage to stick to the regular four lessons monthly. I assured them that following my method will work and the extra tuition lessons were not necessary.
So this J1 told me (just two days ago), “my classmate went for crash courses and 12 lessons in June with ___ then only get D, while I still get A with just 4 lesson.”
To be honest, I even canceled lessons during the Mid Year Exam week as I see no need (well, I was overseas too). So many students were quite thankful it worked out.
I feel that all these boils down to methodology and how the student gets ready for exam. The tutor’s job should be to get the student ready, by direct and simple means, not massive thick notes as this is no difference from the school.