she said learning to blend the colors was challenging.
there are so many reasons i can speculate upon that explain why this was such a good experience for diana. teacher knowledge of, skill in, and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and in teaching it. compatibility of the teacher and student. student interest level and desire to learn. appropriate tools and materials for the exercises.
i have little doubt that the extremely small class size was a factor, too. it felt like diana had a private tutor. like in her earliest session at morley's swim school this summer or in her piano lessons, having one-on-one interaction with an experienced facilitator allows for the opportunity for fine-tuned tailoring of the session to meet the student at his/her level and capability. it also creates an atmosphere and sets an environment that minimizes distraction and focuses attention and effort. and it's non-competitive, which i believe is extremely important for the psyche of my children's minds when they are building and exercising a new skill. yes, it's demanding. yes, it's expensive. yes, it can be difficult to find such an opportunity. the results, though, both short-term and long-term, are worth it for us.
oh, and something else we really, really like about miss becky: she's got a snake. a corn snake named copper. and we got to hold him. heaven! thanks, miss becky!