I was learning the Maharal on Avos and he strongly denounces the commonly-practised Yeshiva system in use in the Ashkenazic world. Specifically, he complains about starting to learn gemara-rashi-tosafos at a young age. He says he has seen many great Bachurim who could have been very great-- end up ignoramuses through this system.
The present system for Chumash covers maybe one parsha a year. Even that is at a surface level. Very little Nach is studied. A long time is spent on a few pages of gemara. Even in Bekiyus we finish only one masechta in a year without doing Rashi.
This method seems to reduce the possibility of students learning seforim on their own.
Do the sources or contemporary Rabbonim offer methods of study that develop the possibility of their students being able to study independently?