Has anyone had the feeling of your students driving you n*ts? I am tutoring English to my niece but she doesn't seem to have any special language gift, to put it mildly. I try to explain her the rules and provide the examples, give her the new words to learn and expand her vocabulary, offer her the texts to read, translate and ask her questions to discuss it. But she doesn't know even the most common words and she can't speak. Besides, her grammar is almost zero and the word order in a sentence she makes is a total mess. After an hour spent with her I am beginning to feel crazy since instead of sharpening my knowledge and skills I just degrade to stupidity. Have you ever had suchlike experience?