Here are the rules so far for the MTP program:
1. Weekly assignments
A weekly assignment will be set by the Instructor and the student has one week to complete the assignment, and must then provide audio or video of how progress is going.
2. Monthly REC Take
After one month of mtp, the student must submit a REC take. This take doesn't necessarily have to pass, it would make sense to perhaps base assignments geared towards a particular GMC lesson that the student will submit at the end of the month. (as we get more experience we might set a minimum REC grade - it will likely be lower than 7,5 ) Note: This requirement will start from next month (November)
3. One new thread per month / per student
When the month is finished the instructor closes the mtp thread. The instructors' last post in the thread should be a summary of the student's four assignments and a link to the student's REC submission. If the student has failed to complete an assignment/progress report, or the monthly rec submission - he/she will not be able to continue with mtp until the missing parts have been completed. The student will then be eligible for the next round of mtp (note - we haven't exactly determined how the mtp cycles look - we won't be able to tell for sure until we have a couple of more months of experience from the program)
We know that these changes will mean a much higher tempo for some - and that some will probably not like it, but in order for the MTP to become a permanent feature then it must be a high tempo & hard working program, so before entering into the MTP you need to make sure that for one month at least you have the time to dedicate lots of hard work to complete the assignments and REC submission.
In other words - our number one priority will be to give the best possible mtp experience for those who have the possibility of putting lots of effort/time in the mtp program: If you have got the will and determination we will take you far.
We have already discussed this back and forth on the instructor boards - and instructors are very keen on keeping you guys as students, so they will do everything within their powers for you to progress at fastest possible rate.
At the same time as implementing theses changes we would of course ask for your input as well, and any suggestions that you may have that you think would improve the "MTP Experience"