I started tutoring with Tutor Edward B. in March of 2011, and at first I really was not sure what to think (he looked great on paper, great credentials), but how would he be as a one-on-one tutor? For starters he was punctual and knowledgeable, very knowledgeable, and for someone like me who struggled with accounting (statistics, and finance) classes he was the perfect tutor to go over the information that I was having trouble understanding.
Not only this but if you don't understand something, he won't continue explaining it the same way, he switched up his teaching style. He understands that in order to be a fantastic teacher you have to know how to attack the same concept by more than one angle because not everyone is going to understand things the same way. Through long hours and much frustration (on my end!), after constant moments of giving up, there's one thing that always stayed the same--Shyam.
From there she recommended several different books, one on grammar, one on verb conjugation and several different Italian story books some with audio CDs. Our lessons are broken down into sections. First a conversation in which Giovanna asks questions and we have a dialogue in Italian. Second, a section devoted to a new element of grammar and finally an extremely fun part where I read from one of the Italian story books helping in learning new vocabulary and pronunciation.