I decided a while back NOT to watch her. Didn't want her to be nervous with me there. But she came back last night and so far, so good (from someone who has never ridden a motorcycle, hell hasn't even ridden a bicycle in over 15 years).
She said she's doing ok on it, but apparantly the bike they gave her broke down twice, and something was messed up with the clutch. She said it felt funky, but it took one of the instructors using it for a demonstration to verify that it, indeed, was not adjusted right.
And she has had the only accident in the class (minor, no damage to her or the bike). Might've been because of the clutch, but she said during one of the weaving exercises, she lost control of the bike and it accellerated forward and she hit the curb at the end of the parking lot and tumbled a little into the grass. To be fair, I told her a few things on Friday to be wary of, and told her that if she ever feels like she's losing control of the bike, to pull in the clutch. With that pulled in, the bike CAN'T get faster, and you can then take your time to brake. But in the heat of the moment, from somone who has never ridden before and probably is a little nervous, I understand!!!
So she's on day two here today, I'm gonna meet her for lunch over there, and see how it's going!
PS - Oh yeah. And her thighs are REALLY REALLY sore from walking the bike during those first exercises and gripping with the knees. lol. I remember those days. Guess I've ridden enough to toughen up a bit.
It may be too late for this advice to reach you, but here it is JIC:
Consider letting her have lunch with her fellow students without you.
A lot of learning can happen when the students interact with each other.
This is just a suggestion, not a big deal.
Best wishes to her.