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Non-student Non-professor Attraction

As a late 20s non-student, how do I proceed with my attraction to my late 20s non-professor? Please share your perspective and experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2014 - 23 answers

 

Advice Needed! Should I quit on this swim instructor?

I'm an adult learning to swim for the first time at the YMCA. I've only had 1 lesson so far and the instructor seemed encouraging. However, he did not address my fear of water and did not take the time to help me become comfortable with the water (submerging my face in the water, etc.). On the first day, he showed me how to kick while sitting on the pool edge, how to float on my back, how to kick using kickboard, and then he moved on to telling me to put my hands up in a torpedo position, face in the water, then glide forward while kicking. He was on the other side to catch me. I sunk every single attempt and he kept telling me to try again. I was so terrified that I don't want to come back to next class. Since then, I've been coming to the pool and practicing on my own. I feel like I'm more comfortable than the first day but I'm still afraid to come back for the next lesson this Saturday. This is the first instructor I've ever had so I'm not sure how to judge how he's doing. Do you think I should quit and get another one? The staff members at the Y that I've talked to told me that he's a good instructor but can be a very demanding. Please give me your advice! Thank you!
posted by missybitsy on Aug 8, 2013 - 50 answers

Help me, a mid-twenties licensed adult in NYC, finally learn to drive!

Help me learn to drive! What's a good driving school or private instructor in NYC for a mid-twenties guy who's never been comfortable driving? I have the next 10-15 days and $500 to get as many hours behind the wheel as possible. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Had sex with someone I (maybe) shouldn't have. Help?

I slept with a person I have to deal with in an educational setting now and in the future - how to proceed when that kind of relationship ends up getting sexual by accident? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Friendship is Magic

How do I tell my instructor that I would like to see him socially after the class is over without sounding like a stalker? You would think being direct would be the simple answer, but I am feeling socially awkward about the whole thing and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Dec 7, 2012 - 20 answers

An instructor by any other name...

How should I address a university instructor I don't know in an email? Possibly overthinking things. [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Sep 3, 2011 - 47 answers

LSAT instructor interview help

I have a phone interview tomorrow for an LSAT instructor position with a big testprep company. I am kind of worried about it and would appreciate any tips or help you can give me. [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Jul 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Is it okay to date a student once the semester is over?

Is it okay to date a student once the semester is over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 64 answers

Private table tennis lessons in Boston

Recommend a teacher for private table tennis lessons in Boston. If you or someone you know has studied with somebody great, please let me know. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Oct 3, 2009 - 2 answers

How can we PPT that satisfies us and the students as well?

Undergrad teaching and PowerPoints. What to do? Instructors, please give some feedback. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 27, 2009 - 54 answers

J'ai ce yoga à faire, Montréal

What are some great yoga classes in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

How to deal with an intimidating professor?

My professor’s intimidating, confrontational style makes the classroom atmosphere difficult to tolerate. I can't drop the class or switch sections. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2009 - 55 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

'Refresher' driving lessons in or near DC?

DC-area driving lessons: I'm a qualified UK driver, and I want to organize a few hours of "refresher" driving instruction to build confidence on US roads. But I'm finding it strangely difficult to arrange. Suggestions for specific DC-area instructors, or advice on where to look and what to ask for? [more inside]
posted by game warden to the events rhino on Jun 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Adjunct Instructor, Lecturer, Professor...?

My contract said "Adjunct Professor." My faculty ID card said "Adjunct Instructor." My paycheck said "Lecture/Adjunct." I never cared since this was just a two-year, part-time gig and I had no further interest in academia... but I do need to call it something in my bio. I don't have a terminal degree, suggesting and the contract was wrong and the ID card was right. I emailed the department; they said they'd check but didn't email back (I'll ask again). This was at a large private university in the U.S. I have to finalize a bio tonight -- should I just say Adjunct Instructor?
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Buy & Learn Guitar

I've decided to start taking guitar lessons. Where should I buy my guitar? Know any good instructors? I'm in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Tips for university teaching

Teaching a university course for the first time: any tips or suggestions? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Dec 12, 2007 - 33 answers

What should I use for a blog in my classroom, and why?

Blogging in the classroom. I've decided to set-up a blog for my students this semester. This will be the place for their response papers, writing exercises and a few other tidbits. It needs to have access for 5-10 members, a very easy set-up, free-to-near-free pricing (although I would pay or find the dollars to fund if it was warranted), and very clear posting/linking instructions for the students. Advice on selecting a blogging system needed. [more inside]
posted by fionab on Aug 31, 2005 - 14 answers

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