I started teaching tuition today (thanks to xoxounicorn). My student is a China lady who can't speak any English at all. I started w the alphabets and went into A's details like A stands for Apple, Alligator, Arm, etc. I realize English was basically memorising work when I was younger. I was given Spelling test every week so I decided she should have one too…only difference, hers will be the next tuition.
Consulted Tony on how he learn English. Yup, I was right. He memorised and ta-dah, he became the english speaking Tony he is today. I was teaching the right thing using the right method.
My student is very friendly and although I can't speak good Mandarin, she tries to understand me and very patient with our language barrier. I dont think I am paid good money for this but she is willing to have more lessons with me weekly because she is dying and willing to learn.
I am glad my first student didnt kill me on the first day.