We're still doing the tutoring, and we had our first session yesterday. I think it's going to be well-worth the money since we are going to be spending the entire hour and a half speaking and listening. Our teacher is really spunky and lively. Plus, she's a stickler and doesn't let a single grammatical or pronunciation error slip by her. I have a feeling that after 9 classes with her, we'll see a serious improvement in our speaking. At least that's what I'm hoping for!