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Questions tagged [teachers]

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How do I tell students at a school I volunteer at to stop flirting with me?

Occasionally, I head out to volunteer to teach robotics programming at an all-girls school in my area. For context, I'm male and age 20, and the students are adolescent females in 7th and 8th grade (...
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How to handle students in a classroom who might have feelings for you?

I am in my early 30s, unmarried male. I teach engineering at a local university. Each of my classes have around 30 students. I try to treat everyone fairly. There are of course students who do not ...
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Instuctor wants me to pay for additional lessons before sign off; but didn't complete all hours of the course

I'm taking some mandatory motorcycle lessons (required before you can legally ride on the road). I've paid around $600 for these to the school the runs the course. The course (whose structure, ...
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How can I decline to help my teacher with their personal IT problem?

Background Note: Certain details have been changed for privacy's sake. I am the go-to person for tech help for my friends (and enemies), family, and teachers. I have helped everyone I know with ...
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Keeping a potential music teacher a possibility for future learning?

I was looking for a singing teacher to give me private singing lessons. I emailed and left voicemails for a lot of teachers I found online. Only 2 bothered to even reply. I went with the first teacher ...
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How to improve my ways when teaching my wife

My wife studied basic-to-midlevel (by school standards) programming in upper secondary school, but then she didn't go further than that, and slowly lost the grip of it and didn't think about it for ...
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How to deal with a teacher who bullies me?

Cultural Background: I come from a highly conservative country which follows Islam. According to cultural and I think religious perceptions, being transgender is not okay at all! Having to do ...
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Improving teacher-student relationship [closed]

I am in a biweekly evening class of adults (who are mostly strangers to one another) learning German at beginner level (A1). Our first lesson contrasted with the next four, which were given by a ...
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How to talk to parents who undermine tutoring

I do some in-home tutoring, and this sometimes means working in a family space. However, as a tutor, I also have to create a professional setting that allows the kid to focus and recognize they're ...
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How should I handle the situation when I caught my student cheating in examination? [closed]

Backstory: I caught my school (private secondary) grade 9 student cheating in examination (third terminal). So, I took his copy and told him to go out but he didn't and kept standing in his seat ...
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How can I convince my teacher that I'm still suffering from mental illness, despite him insisting I'm over it? [closed]

I'm 17 years old and live in Austria. I currently attend the 4th grade at my "Highschool". Since I was 4 years old, I have problems with depression and other mental illness-stuff. In my second year I ...
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How best to address a former teacher

I'm a 22-year-old college student soon to be entering my final semester of my undergraduate degree. For the second time this semester (and for entirely unrelated occasions), I've been contacted by ...
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How can I deal with a teacher who became stubborn because I previously was incorrect and arrogant? [closed]

I have this French teacher and, during one lesson, I corrected her and I was wrong. Then I was arrogant and incorrect and she became angry at me. She ended her rant by saying that I should phrase it ...
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What is the smartest way to wave-off a compliment and not look arrogant

Sometimes, when you're least expecting it, you get complimented... That happened to me today... In my class, I was busy solving questions, when my teacher suddenly said "There's also some people in ...
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How to ask someone to pay fees on time

As a tutor I have to ask students to pay their fees. Most of them pay the fees but almost at the end of the course. None pay within the first month or so. Most students feel urging them to pay their ...
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How do I politely let a professor know she has offended me? [closed]

I am very seriously religious, but never mention it to others because I notice it makes them uncomfortable. Plus, I don't want anyone to feel that I am telling them my beliefs are more right than ...
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How to politely word a reminder email to a teacher

Over the summer, my daughter attended a day camp at her elementary school. I'm trying to get reimbursed for it from my dependent care spending account, but need a receipt from the teacher who ran it. ...
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How to get more co-operation from a teacher who discourages a student from asking questions to clear his confusion?

Kindly excuse the long question because you need a lot of background details in order to provide good answers here. I did add the India tag but feel that this is not necessarily a culture-specific ...
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Should I thank my private teacher after qualifying and ask for having my books back?

I had a personal home-tuition teacher who used to coach me since I was in 9th grade. At first, he was a very sincere teacher, who always gave me sufficient homework, gave me extra practise questions, ...