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.
Paul tutored both our teenagers (one boy, one girl) for several months, one in Algebra 2 and the other in Calculus, once a week for one hour each. Within six weeks, both of our kids' letter grades had increased one full grade. Paul has a unique and effective tutoring style in that he really teaches math concepts to a student's needs and learning style.