She is a very attentive international student who despite her limited
passive vocabulary follows each and every remark of her teacher.
In the above sentence it may look like teacher's remarks are some kind of commands or orders being given to the student, which she obediently fulfills. However, what I am trying to say is that she is simply paying attention to every word of her teacher. The problem is in the dubious meaning of the word "follows". Which word should I substitute for it in order to convey the intended meaning?
(I don't want to use "pays attention" because the word "attentive" is already used in the sentence)