Haha - hi.
Yeah… your advice makes sense. I’ve actually been looking at the iTalki tutors! Do you have any tutor recommendations? I’ve actually used iTalki on and off for awhile now. My first tutor was really nice, but she was much too focused on the textbook. It felt like I was getting more practice reading than talking. I’ve tried a few more, and they were all conversation only. Which is great! But I guess I wish there was something more balanced.
I tend to like it when it’s almost a game. Like we learn a grammar point, and then we practice it for half the time. And then we do conversation. Even better if there’s a second student too. I’ve tried communicating this to tutors, but they are very focused on their own style of course.
I’m actually taking a French private lesson with my roommate, and our tutor is perfect for us. We play some games, and then we talk. I look forward to his lessons each week! I just wish I could find something similar for Japanese.
Long story short - any tutor recommendations are appreciated!