Group teacher vs Private teacher and vice versa


said: Dec 13, 2007
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Is it possible for a teacher to be great in a group setting but not so as a private teacher or vice versa? I know my question may sound kind of vague right now.



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Jennifer Visick said: Dec 13, 2007
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Certainly there’s a different technique for teaching a group, and a group dynamic is different from one-on-one instruction. Different kinds of things are taught in group classes, as opposed to the kind of material learned in individual lessons.

But on the whole I would venture to say that good teaching skills are hard to contain in one area: a good individual teacher with any sense of learning new skills is going to quickly become a good group teacher, given the right amount of experience, preparation time, chance to observe other group classes, and support.

And vice versa.


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