I have now figured out exactly where the other two schools are and where they are in relation to my school and to Moscow City Centre. I now go to those two schools on a Monday and a Friday. I have a super hyperactive 5 year old little boy, Andre. He cannot sit still for more than two minutes and wants to fiddle and touch and feel everything. I teach in one of the classrooms at this school which is actually quite annoying as teachers and pupils walk in and out the classroom right throughout the lessons which is very disruptive. If I don't have someone walking in, I have random teachers opening the door to see what's going on inside. At my school, we have a separate room for all one-to-one lessons, which is the way it should be.
At this other school, I also teach twin boys, aged 6. The father wants me to push them as he sent them to an English speaking nursery school. They are a pleasure to teach and we have a lot of fun during the lesson. They were quite surprised today when at the end of the lesson I gave them a few choices and asked them what they would like to learn next week. They chose sport!
The driver normally comes to fetch me just before lunchtime so I end up having lunch at the other school. I was sitting quietly at the table eating my lunch, minding my own business when the cook plonked herself down at the table and rattle off something, which I understood, and then with her nose in the air, promptly walked away and continued with her business. What she basically said is that the guy that works in the kitchen with her can speak Russian and I should be able to as well. What she doesn't realise is that he's been in Russia for three years and I've only only been here for just on a month. She needs to mind her own business, the old battle axe! On Friday, when the driver brought me back home, she was in the car too and she was chatting away to the driver, telling him how I need to learn to speak Russian and I should take a course or watch TV. I understood her but I couldn't understand his response.
My reading has definitely improved! In Moscow, I didn't have to stand around for hours staring at the signs at the metro stations trying to figure out which one to take. Even though my reading is slow, I managed really well.