68 ONE lessons
This one-on-one instruction cost about the same as we had paid for classes at University of New Hampshire Manchester, which were not one-on-one, took many breaks, and the second year met just once a week. My 15 year old daughter had completed all that was offered at UNH Manchester and VLACS, and finding that St. Anselm and SNHU didn't offer any levels beyond what she had done at UNHM we started with Zhihui L.
She and my daughter got along great.
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.
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.