I come to realize that if you are playing for Money you have to be very patient I have come into the money 3 times in a row! mind you I played maybe 15 hands out of 150 and played 3 hours just to get my money back, but I did it I played maybe I don"t know if I like playing that long just for a few cents but it helps me keep my bronze.  So I would say try and play two tournys at a time so you feel bored!!!!  I think that the pokerstars teachers know what they are doing and I would recommend following their instructions