Yeah. My teacher likes to move at the speed of light. After the first class, she wanted us to know the entire Hiragana and Katakana by heart. I was able to do it by putting in a lot of hours of study. The best way to memorize them is through little online games. I used guessing games, memory, Q&As.. All that I could.
Last class we were taught to count to 10 million, and Kanji up to ten. I'm trying to aborb that now. it's a tough class IMO.