Marylou was marvelously prepared for the meeting, with German materials of varying subject-matter and difficulty laid out on her table. Marylou immediately began a dialogue in German, a real joy for Ellie who has no one at home or at school with whom she can speak in German. Marylou quickly and expertly assessed Ellie's current level of fluency and then laid out a clear path for Ellie to study German during the upcoming year within the confines of Ellie's schedule.
5 German lessons
I don't speak/understand German myself. However, so far at our first meeting, she imparted some valuable knowledge about German to my 15-year old daughter. She inspired my daughter to say again, "I love German", and she also inspired my daughter to say, "Thank you, Mom, for finding Marylou". She didn't want a tutor, but she has been frustrated with her German class and feeling like her questions go unanswered in her large public school.
72 German lessons
My German was nonexistent when I started and I am at an age (67 years old) when studying new languages isn't easy. I feel that I have made a lot of progress over this time period. I am now able to read simple texts on my own and to watch German language movies on Netflix (with German subtitles). My objective is to be able to read literary works in German and I hope I will reach that level in a few more months.