I knew I'd asked about it before but couldn't find it!
I seem to forget 75% of what I learn and it only sticks after several attempts.
You ought to tell your teacher that. I had a year of 'lessons' like this and didn't learn sh1t. I wasted a lot of time and money. Friendly advice that's all.
I'm very happy with my teacher. She really pushes me.
For the first few months we've been concentrating on beginner theory/basic vocab but now she's making me converse with her and actually use what I have learned. The pronounciation can be problematic but I feel I'm making real progress.
Like karate Kid doing all that cleaning and waxing floors....then when he thinks he's learned nothing Mr Miaggi shows him just what he's learned