I use a structured approach that I tailor based on the age, skills, knowledge and aptitude of the student. I work through a number of workbooks with them, or use the demonstration board or both, introducing new concepts but reinforcing existing skills and knowledge. There are tests I give them, as well as weekly homework that we mark in the next lesson. The lesson ends with a chess game so I can gauge how they put the lessons into practice.
If this sounds a bit too serious – well, it isn’t – we also have fun with quick puzzles and a range of games!
I usually email you the weekly homework after the lesson, if this suits you. The homework is tailored to the age of the student: larger diagrams for instance for the younger students.