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Getting the right teacher isn’t about getting simply someone who is qualified, it’s about getting the teacher who understands your style of learning.
Usually most people would say that they want someone who know their topic, but they forget that humour and positivity are just as powerful characteristics of a great teacher.
One factor that most students would agree on is that a great teacher knows how to connect with you, make you feel comfortable and is patient with you. A great teacher won’t stop you from making mistakes, they will encourage you to learn from them. A great teacher is bit like a great actor, they know how to hold the audience with a simple word and captivate your attention.
Finding a great teacher isn’t easy. There are plenty of teachers with qualifications up to their neck, but that doesn’t make them a great teacher. In fact one of the best ways to find a great teacher is to be referred one by someone you respect. If someone has said that they had a good experience with this teacher, chances are if you like that person, the teacher will be good for you too.
I’ve always said that ‘teaching is a calling’, it’s not for everyone, it’s something that someone does not for the money but because they are genuinely caring and want to help people. If you can find those characteristics in a referred person to you, take them…they don’t come along often.