This one is from a parent of one of Steven’s students:
During the summer, I was emailed by a supportive parent. They attached a picture I took with my superstar student in the email and I realized “Wouldn’t it be cool if I ask for a testimonial?” I asked and below is the reply from my student.
Mr. Ordiano –
This is what K wrote to support your teaching:Mr. Ordiano –
Last year, I would ask my friends what they had for homework and they would always say Spanish: grammar work, vocabulary words, tenses, etc. . Mr. Ordiano never gave us work like that; he only required our attention and effort in class, and our grades were based upon that. I asked some of my classmates last year what they thought about French, and they said they didn’t learn a lot. Some of the students that I asked had not always paid attention in French the past year, and ironically complained that they did not learn French. On the other hand, some students in my class had learned quite a lot of French like I did, and I realized these were the kids that were almost always putting in the effort and time needed to acquire French. I noticed these kinds of results in all of my classmates, and it leads me to believe that Mr. Ordiano’s teaching is not at fault, it is the student’s attentiveness and effort that produces results. I have learned an incredible amount of French in the past two years, and have surprised many fluent French speakers that are friends of ours with my ability to hold a conversation. Mr. Ordiano has also had us look at the research behind his teaching methods, and it all makes sense. Mr. Ordiano’s teaching methods work very well.
J (K’s Mother)