I have a great teacher now that assigns scales, etudes, and then pieces from Suzuki. The scales use various bowing and articulations. etudes are out of Wohlfarht easiest elementary method, but sure seem more than elementary! I am on #’s 85 and 86.
When I practice I start with scales or etudes to warm up and then move to Suzuki or other pieces. My average practice time is 1.5 hours, and much more on the weekends when I can really devote time and concentration.