My CFI seems comfortable with my progress but, being the hyper-critical person I am, I feel like I am progressing far too slowly and have failed to gain some basic flight proficiencies long after I should have. I'm seeking some input to figure out if my progress is within normal ranges or not. I know that 'every student is different' but I have to believe there are some things that tell a CFI if the student is a lost cause or not. Stats: Going for sport pilot in a Cessna Skycatcher Age: 63 Previous flight experience: Coach... First flight: 08.Apr.2017 First solo: 03.Jun Additional solos: 23.Jun, 10.Jul, 21.Jul, 02.Aug Total hours: 51.2 Solo hours: 3.4 Total landings: 209 Solo landings: 15 Total days flying: 34 Have not completed solo cross country; came close but weather got in the way. I try and fly 3 days a week. Weather, travel, and illness has prevented consistent attainment of the goal. I'm averaging about 2/week. Concerns: I don't feel like my landings are any better today than they were 3 months ago. My landings are some combination of too high, too fast, too slow, too low. My most common status is too high, too slow. I tend to round out too high so I'm dropping onto the runway hard. I'm not 'seeing' the landing; I can't tell when I'm drifting left or right due to cross-winds (when over the runway, just before touchdown). I'm not seeing the left/right alignment; I'm always pointed off center. Because of the two prior items (uncorrected left/right drift and not pointed down the center-line), I'm always landing with a side load. Most landings are still assisted by my CFI; he's on the controls and making changes to keep us out of trouble. Short field/Soft field...not even trying them enough to say more than I know they are generally not good enough for a checkride. At 51 hours, I feel way short of the number of solo hours that might be appropriate and that translates (in my mind) to 'CFI isn't comfortable enough with my flying to trust me solo'. A fundamental characteristic that drives my performance is information management. If I focus on any aspect of the flight (speed for example), I lose track of at least one other parameter (radios and/or altitude and/or alignment). The landing phase is busy and I have difficulty keeping track of everything that is necessary for a clean landing. I am at a low point where I feel like I'm never going to 'get' landings. My plan is to set up for two weeks of compressed landing only training. I'll fly 4 days a week, 6 flights (2-1-1-2) each week, 5-10 landings per flight. I'll ask my CFI to switch from his normal 'let the trainee work it out and provide guidance only if the plane is going to break' mode to 'tell the student exactly what to do' with the intent of getting to consistent solo pattern work, aligned on the center, check-ride pass quality standard landings. If I can't get to that point in 12 flights, 18 hours, and 60-120 landings it may be time to pull the plug on this project. Sooo...if you're a CFI and you had someone with this training profile would you be thinking 'a bit slow but not atypical, should be OK' or 'maybe he should take up knitting'. Is my proposed training plan something that sounds reasonable? Any other suggestions? Thanks for the input.