Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are the shout outs we received this week:
Garine A. in Winter Garden, FL wrote, “I definitely have a shout out going out to my first student on Takelessons, after I came back from some time off. I love teaching lessons, but this student was one of those kids that makes you really want to teach forever. He is a very smart kid. He was able to reach his goal of being ready to start band at the 10th grade level playing the tuba after only five lessons and not owning a horn. We started with the basics. I sent him off between lessons to watch about three videos a week on YouTube, and the videos really opened his mind to hear what the professionals sound like. Besides that, I asked him to exercise his lungs using the Breathing Gym exercises daily, and his mouth using the P.E.T.E.. His hands came around to the right fingers (there are only so many combinations of three). He worked very hard between lessons and excelled much further than I expected. He has helped me with a boost of confidence that I haven’t lost the ability to teach effective lessons. I know that each teacher out there also has a student like mine. You can do the same too.”
Rachel M. in Evanston, IL wrote, “I am so impressed at how much MarieAnna accomplished during French lessons. Having no prior comprehension of the language, she managed to adapt very quickly and in only 5 short lessons, mastered 2 tenses, improved her pronunciation, and learned some important vocabulary. I was amazed at how easily she picked up on everything I taught her. I will dearly miss her as a student. Felicitacions et bonne chance!”
Rachel has a shout out for another student as well! She wrote, “My student Pamela has come a long way in French lessons. At the beginning she knew absolutely no French, and after only a few short weeks she is completing homework on verb conjugation. During each lesson she is very interested and ready to expand her knowledge. All in all, she is the most dedicated and enthusiastic student I have met. I have also talked to her about her plans to teach abroad in France or Canada. I really enjoy sharing her love of French and teaching with her. It is always a joy to tutor her.”
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