Today I received my first piece of fruit from a student– a banana! I thanked her and told her I would see her next week (in Russian). She looked at me like I was a hyena.
It’s the small things that count.
Anecdote: I was talking to a tutor for a fancy British tutoring company. She told me that once when she was working in Moscow, her client gave her an iPad as a thank you gift. I guess he thought a regular apple wasn’t good enough. I wonder what I can get for this banana?