Yesterday in my lesson with student 'a' we revised some scale modes; natural, minor, plus harmonic minors, dorian and blues scales. The reason for doing this was because student 'a' asked for a revision on basic scale theory. He wants to learn more so I will present him with some more modes next session.
I presented each mode by first playing, then pupil wrote down each description of the scale degrees. I then named the notes of the scales so that student 'a' able to play each correctly as I named them.
I have a student that is keen to learn a lot which is a good thing. I need to make sure that he does not receive too much information before he has fully learned each activity. The skill will be to make sure I do not negatively affect his motivation by asking him to slow down. The aim is to make sure he will remember the information I have taught him. When giving the student an activity ideally it would be good for him to practise the given activity for a couple of hours a day (however this would not be realistic given other priorities). The aim is for the student to develop muscle memory. Many of the sessions are spent revising forgotten activities. I will aim to research how best to guide the student to practice