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Hi everyone. I had this teacher, many years ago, who teaches the student levels 1-4 (so I had her when I was a 3 and a 4 because that's when I moved to this studio) and then she doesn't teach the 5s, and she teaches the 6/PTP class on Saturday, and just PTP on THursday (So now I have her 2 times a week), and I was really worried about how the class would go, given that in the past, we haven't connected well. I am aware that not all teachers and students connect, but I feel like this might be beyond connection loss. I know that most teachers don't "dislike" any students who work hard, and show up to class a lot, but I think she dislikes me, and a couple others in the class. It's not that big of a deal though, because your not going to always have teachers who like you, so I am not too worried about that. However, have any of you ever had a teacher that likes to talk about other stuff during class? Who maybe tells stories, or makes remarks that kind of make the class uncomfortable? This teacher is very personal with everyone, which can be a good thing and can be a bad thing. We have two meetings a year with her to discuss our progress which I guess is good, however, I sometimes feel like she's more personal in class than she should be. Not necesarily in a bad way, don't get me wrong, I'm not really "upset" about this, it's just sometimes I feel uncomfortable in her class. She sometimes asks people about personal things in the middle of the combination, or she starts telling a personal story and then asks people if they relate to it, and it usually doesnt waste a lot of class time or anything, it just doesn't always feel comfortable the way she talks about certain things. I mean, I think you need to be comfortable talking about anything with some teachers, but I don't think you should feel like you are being pried at about something you wouldn't normally talk about you knwo what I mean? Sometimes it's after class too, meaning it doesn't usually waste class time.. What do you do about this kind of teacher? Try to just allow yourself to tell them everything? Tell them you don't feel comfortable talking to them? I don't want her to get mad, and neither do the rest of the students in the class...any help is appreciated!

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Jenna, I'm not quite sure how to relate to this, as I don't completely understand. Either she is talking about things which should not be talked about in class, or she isn't. If she is, then it's a matter for the director of the school to handle. If she addressing personal things that you don't wish to discuss in public, then I think you could try speaking to her about it first. It's always best to try and work out any discrepancies between the parties involved, if it can be done. If not, then it should be taken to the director.

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