I would like to write about a certain very special new student of mine at Smith’s School of English in Fuse who is an absolute pleasure to teach!
She is so focused on the lesson, she asks for time to write down everything on the board, especially the new vocabulary words, she does her best to pronounce the words correctly, often asking me to repeat the words slowly so that she is able to copy the exact movement of my mouth and lips as I help her with the usual “TH”, “L”, “R” and other various sounds that so many of our students struggle with. She is not shy about making mistakes and will not hesitate to ask me for clarification on something she is unsure of.
Her penmanship and spelling skills are quite admirable, and working with her reminds me so much of when I was her age and studying English. My parents stressed grammar, spelling, and pronunciation to no end and I am grateful to them for that.
When she is speaking I can tell she is so focused on exactly what she is saying and she often catches her own mistakes.
She sits uprightly in her chair, and pays careful attention to everything being said and written, but there is one more thing…her feet don’t touch the floor yet and it will be a couple of more years before they do!
It’s not that I use bar stools either, she is only 11 years old and if I had to rate my most motivated students she would be in the top 5!
In the past she was a student of another big English school, however after that school closed she was left with a strong desire to continue her studies but unsure of where to go next. She and her mother came to a trial lesson together and from the moment I met her, I knew she was a very intelligent young lady.
I am honored that this young lady’s mother has placed enough trust in me and Smith’s School of English to continue her daughter’s study of English with us, and I am thrilled to have this young lady as my student!
Starting my Saturdays with her lesson is the highlight of my day!
Alessandro “Alex” Stanciu
Smith’s School of English Horie/Yotsubashi
月謝制のスミス英会話堀江校 / 四ツ橋校
Smith’s School of English Fuse